Robert Trujillo Performs Full Set With Suicidal Tendencies, Fills In For His Son Tye

2 November 2023 | 10:02 am | Mary Varvaris

"I did see a few tears in several people's eyes. A night we’ll never forget. We are Family."

Suicidal Tendencies with Rob Trujillo

Suicidal Tendencies with Rob Trujillo (Source: YouTube/@Alexander Cruz)

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Video footage has surfaced of punk rock fans’ dreams coming true, with Rob Trujillo joining his former bandmates in Suicidal Tendencies on stage.

Performing a full set of classics, including You Can’t Bring Me Down, Institutionalised, Send Me Your Money and more, Trujillo reunited with his bandmates last week (26 October) after his son, Tye (Suicidal Tendencies’ full-time bassist) had a scheduling conflict with his other band, OTTTO.

As soon as fans saw who was on the stage in the House Of Vans in Mexico City, phones were raised, cheers went through the room, and the mosh pit started. The Metallica bassist also received a hero’s welcome from Suicidal Tendencies, who lined up a setlist mostly comprising 1990’s Lights… Camera… Revolution!, the band’s first LP to feature Trujillo on bass.

Following the performance, Suicidal Tendencies went on Instagram on Saturday (28 October) and thanked Robert and their fans in a touching message you can read below.

We were Stoked to get a call from Vans about playing their House of Vans in Mexico City. We played the old House of Vans in Brooklyn twice and of course have a long history with Vans, going before the band even started. Unfortunately Tye Trujillo already had a gig booked with his band OTTTO and neither date could be moved. His father and good friend of mine said let me see if we can figure something out. We kept a secret till the plane landed in Mexico City, and did our best to keep it down after, but last night at HOV was an absolute blaST and we all were so thankful to be able to get up and play with Robert one more time.

“So words can’t express the gratitude we have for everyone that helped us at Vans, starting with STeve Van Doren and Pete and all the HOV crew in Mexico, Jeff Bass and all the ST crew, and all the people that were lucky enough to get tickets. And of course Robert Trujillo who made it all be such an amazing memorable event for so many people….and yes I did see a few tears in several peoples eyes. A night we’ll never forget. We are Family.

Trujillo wrote alongside an Instagram reel, “Thank you Mexico City and @suicidaltendencies for an amazing fun time at HOV. Might need to go for a surf…”

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Next Friday (10 November), Suicidal Tendencies will kick off their Australian tour and play their 1983 self-titled debut in its entirety on all dates. Extra concerts were added due to demand.



Friday, 10 November: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

Saturday, 11 November: The Triffid, Brisbane SOLD OUT

Sunday, 12 November: King's Beach Tavern, Sunshine Coast

Tuesday, 14 November: Corner Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Thursday, 16 November: The Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT

Friday, 17 November: Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Saturday, 18 November: Froth and Fury Festival, Adelaide LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE

Tickets to Froth & Fury festival are available here.