Back in the ‘90s, there wasn’t a band in the Dallas area that was more beloved and popular than Tripping Daisy. The band rose to prominence in Dallas at first thanks to radio play by the now defunct The EDGE and then by hitting it big nationally with the single “I Got a Girl.” The band then broke up after guitarist Wes Berggren died of a drug overdose.
According to Central Track, there is going to be a Tripping Daisy reunion in Dallas this year. Tim DeLaughter has been singing lead for The Polyphonic Spree since the breakup up Tripping Daisy and he said that the band will reunite in their hometown of Dallas for one show this year and it will take place on May 13 at the 8th Annual Homegrown Music & Arts Festival at the Main Street Garden Park in Downtown Dallas.
Tripping Daisy released a total of four albums and it was their second album, I Am an Elastic Firecracker, that helped them hit the mainstream. While “I Got a Girl” was the only song to hit the Billboard Hot 100, they also had “My Umbrella” and “Piranha” hit the modern and mainstream rock charts. Their final album was a self-titled effort released after the death of Berggren.
There are no other bands announced yet for this festival but the promoters have released a number of early sale tickets thanks to the news of the Tripping Daisy reunion. Those tickets are available here for $50 and there is also a Tripping Daisy fan club VIP pass that is on sale for $100.