Miracle Legion Is Coming Home to Connecticut After 20 Years


This one has been a long time in the making: Miracle Legion is coming home. After reuniting to play a handful of U.K. gigs this summer, the New Haven indie legends will warm up for their overseas trek with their first Connecticut show in nearly 20 years July 16 in the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.

Perhaps best known — to the extent the band is known at all — for launching the career of Mark Mulcahy, Miracle Legion formed in New Haven in 1983 and put out a stream of singles, EPs and albums before splitting after their 1996 LP “Portrait of a Damaged Family.” Mulcahy and the latter-day Miracle Legion members Dave McCaffrey and Scott Boutier went on to write music as Polaris for the Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” and Mulcahy has since released four LPs under his own name, including 2013’s “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You.”

Polaris re-formed for a tour in 2014, which raised the specter of a Miracle Legion reunion. Mulcahy addressed the idea in a Q&A I did for Salon, saying in part, “I could see us playing one gig or something, but nobody knows who actually cares. If we played in New Haven, it would probably be something. There’d be no reason why we wouldn’t do it.”

Tickets for The Space show go on sale Friday, Feb. 26, at noon for $20.

  2 comments for “Miracle Legion Is Coming Home to Connecticut After 20 Years

  1. Dina
    February 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Be still my heart….

  2. Dave Zamboni
    February 22, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    A rare night where every Zamboni member will be in the crowd. Love them boys

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