The following message can be read at At the Drive-in's official website www.atdimusic.com:
Attention! To whom it may concern: At the Drive-in will be breaking their 11 year silence. This station is... now... operational.
At the moment, they only have two dates confirmed. They'll be doing two presentations at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15th and 22nd.
During an interview with Drowned in Sound in June 2009, Bixler-Zavala stated that he has been in discussions with the band's former members and suggested that they could get back together after they sort their financial business out. He added, "I wouldn't mind it. It might happen, we just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we've dealt with already and I've apologized for a lot of things I've said and the way it ended... we'll see what happens."
Regarding the relationship between the band members, Omar Rodríguez-López stated in July 2009: The fact of the matter is that we’re in our thirties now and that breakup happened ten years ago. As a human being you just don't want that kind of karma. We did a lot of shit talking, and they did a lot of shit talking, so I just called everybody up and invited them to my house and said ‘hey, listen, we’re in our thirties now, I’m sorry for whatever I said, I'm sure you guys didn’t mean what you said–you guys were upset because I split up the band and we were upset because of whatever. Let’s be friends again. But do I want to reunite and play fucking 15 year old songs? Well, it would be like asking you, ‘do you want to get back together with your first girlfriend?’
In March 2011, when asked about continued reunion rumors, Rodríguez-López said there were no plans for one, but to "never say never".
There is no clear motive yet, but one thing is for sure, At the Drive-in is among us again.