Particle’s Steve Molitz, photo by Roger Gupta

Yesterday we reported that Particle will return to the stage on a bill with Lotus at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on October 17. Now the group has confirmed three November dates with former guitarist Ben Combe, who last appeared with Particle in 2007. These will be the band’s first Northeast gigs of 2009 and will kick-off in Combe’s hometown of Boston. The band explains that “Combe will always pursue his passion for music both on and off stage, but he’s also very happy to announce that he’s going to broaden his horizons by going back to school to pursue a career in medicine. Particle is proud to celebrate Combe’s recent decision with these special shows, and we wish him all the best in all his future endeavors, both in medicine and music.” The Heavy Pets will open all three of the shows.

Particle / Heavy Pets Dates

November 20 Boston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
November 21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
November 22 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe