Shoegaze kingpins Ride are cowboys, on a steel horse they reunite, tour the world

Shoegaze kingpins Ride are cowboys, on a steel horse they reunite, tour the world

As you may or not recall depending on the extent to which you, like me, were eight years old in 1996 when it came out, Ride disbanded off into the sunset on the occasion of their fourth and final full-length Tarantula. Ever since, aside from appearing together in a documentary on Sonic Youth and reissuing their early releases such as 1990s monumental Nowhere (both in 2001), they’ve not really done much in the arena of Being a Band Called Ride. Until very recently, Andy Bell was actually all about that Being in a Band with Liam Gallagher called Beady Eye life, but of course, with that band’s recent demise, Bell is no longer about that life, not even a little bit, because Ride have reunited!

As such, the band has taken to semi-cryptically announcing their reunion via a big billboard in Barcelona (commemorated on the Creation Records Facebook page), and then less cryptically re-announcing their reunion by way of sharing some world tour dates, including a headlining date at Primavera Sound next spring in Barcelona (for which the only other currently announced act is The Strokes). “We all, us four, will tour the world,” the band must have thought to themselves, grinning all the while at their sly Palace Music reference. Check the dates below.


05.22.15 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
05.23.15 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
05.24.15 - London, UK - Roundhouse
05.26.15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05.27.15 - Paris, France - Olympia
05.29.15 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06.02.15 - Toronto, ON - DanForth Music Hall
06.04.15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
06.07.15 - London, UK - Field Day

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