Long-time guitarist Dan Murohy left last year, making frontman Dave Pirner the lone founding member.
In a recent telephone interview Pirner said the band "is in a really good place right now," with new members Michael Bland, Winston Roye and Justin Sharbono.
He said the group feels hungrier than it has for a while, and it has been booking studio time and recording a new album.
The band has released only two albums since "Candy From a Stranger" in 1998. During its Salt Lake City show, it's likely that the band will perform songs from its multi-platinum break-through "Grave Dancers Union" album, which the band recently played in its entirety. "It was bizarre," Pirner said. "Playing through the record has become trendy, but I had never done it. We had never performed some of those songs before." He added: "It was a real cheap thrill to go back into the catalog with these guys."
When • Thursday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (Tonight)Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $23 at SmithsTix