Video: Refused Play First Show in 14 Years

A reunited Refused played a secret show on Wednesday night for a hometown crowd - watch the footage!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

While the rest of the music world holds their collective breath in anticipation for the reunited Refused to play Coachella in just a few weeks, and tonight the band gave Sweden (and through tech proxy the world) a taste of what's to come.

The first Refused show in 14 years took place in secret on Wednesday in Umeå, Sweden, and video evidence has surfaced from the hometown gig.

Check out a fan recording of "Everlasting" from the show:

Refused released three full-length albums before calling it quits in 1998. Though insisting for time untold that they would never reunite, the band has confirmed a number of shows in 2012, including an appearance at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held for the first time over two consecutive weeks in mid-April. 

Check out 10 Must-See Bands at Coachella 2012.

The members of Refused released a statement in January explaining their decision to reunite by saying, "We never did 'The Shape Of Punk To Come' justice back when it came out; too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there's this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who've kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes. We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual."

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the heads up!