Keanu Reeves and Dogstar Perform Their First Show in Over 20 Years

Dogstar, the ’90s alt-rock band featuring Keanu Reeves on bass, played their first concert in 20 years on Saturday at Napa Valley’s BottleRock Festival.

The 12-song set included tracks from their two albums, 1996’s *Our Little Visionary* and 2000’s *Happy Ending*, as well as new songs from their upcoming third album, such as “Glimmer,” “Flowers,” and “Breach.”

This BottleRock performance was Dogstar’s first show since they broke up in October 2002. In July 2022, the band announced their return with a simple Instagram post, “We’re back.” Since then, they’ve been sharing studio updates, including recording with guitars once owned by Elliott Smith.

Keanu Reeves, in an interview with Billboard, expressed his excitement about reuniting with drummer Robert Mailhouse and guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose. “I missed playing together, I missed writing together, I missed doing shows together. It’s something I’ve always missed,” Reeves said. “Once we started to play, and it felt good, and really positive and creative, that’s when it was like, ‘Okay, let’s make this happen.’”

Dogstar hinted at more tour dates in support of their new album, and with Reeves free from immediate promotional commitments, fans might see him at concert venues this summer, despite rumors of John Wick’s return.

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