Mission of Burma to play Great Scott . . . to benefit Burma!

Mission of Burma will play Great Scott on January 20, in what will be the band's most intimate hometown performance since their first-ever reunion gig (which was itself a secret warmup gig for their official reunion shows a few nights later) at the now-defunct 608 in Somerville, six years ago to the month.

We gather the gig is a benefit in some fashion for Myanmar (the country formerly known as Burma), and we'll add details when our Googling produces something reliable. If you've got details, hit us in the comments.

Tickets go on sale HERE on December 15 at 10 am.

BREAKING NEWS: Maybe we set off someone's Google alert with this post, but we just got an email confirming that Pete Prescott's terrorifyingly awesome post-Burma band VOLCANO SUNS are amping up their reunion with plans for an extensive 2008 tour -- this time in support of a Taang! re-release of their albums The Bright Orange Years and All Night Lotus Party, neither of which have ever seen the light of a digital release. Developing...

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