Slowdive announce even more tour dates, make video magic for some publicly funded website

Slowdive announce even more tour dates, make video magic for some publicly funded website
Left to right: still fucking SLOWDIVE.

I have no patience for slowpokes. If I’m behind you as we approach a crosswalk, and you’re not speed-walking to beat the light like it’s the most important moment of your life, you’re a chump, and I don’t respect you. (In fact, I despise you for making me five minutes late today.) Fortunately, Slowdive is more forgiving than I am, because for all the slowpokes and chumps out here in North America who managed to miss the band on tour over the last couple of months, the band will be beneficently returning to our troubled continent for another round of shows this fall.

Unless you’re some kind of freakish, code-red mega-slowpoke, you’re probably at least up-to-speed with the news that, in April, the re-united shoegaze legends released Slowdive, their first new album in 22 years, to rave reviews — including the rare and coveted “4.5-red-circles-out-of-5” from a certain taste-making website. So today, as any independent artist garnering lots of praise is wont to do, the band have released stripped down performance for the suspiciously-hippy-dippy, “publicly funded” media organization known as NPR. They perform album highlight “Sugar For The Pill” inside of a shuffleboard parlor (shuffleboard parlors of course being famed for their excellent acoustics), and Neil Halstead wears a “Surf Liquor” trucker hat. It’s all very quaint. And very awesome.

Check out all of Slowdive’s upcoming tour dates, including their generous new run of North American shows — as well as the clip of their shuffleboard parlor performance for those NPR freeloaders — down below. Slowdive is out now via Dead Oceans.

Slowtour:

06.16-18.17 - Mannheim, DE - Maifeld Derby
07.01.17 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
07.06.17 - Trencin, SK - Pohoda Festival
07.07.17 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
07.09.17 - Six-Four-les-Plages, FR - Pointu Festival
07.21.17 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
07.28.17 - South Korea - Valley Rock Festival
07.30.17 - Tahar Shi, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
08.19.17 - Trondheim, NO - Pstereo Festival
08.25.17 - La Tour-de-Peilz, CH - Nox Orae Festival
08.27.17 - Paris, FR - Rock En Seine Festival
08.31.17 - Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.02.17 - Milano, IT - Un Altro Festival
09.07.17 - Tel Aviv, IL - Barby Club
09.15-16.17 - Angers, FR - Levitation Fest
09.17.17 - Birmingham, UK - Beyond the Tracks Festival
09.29.17 - Dortmund, DE - Way Back When Festival
09.30.17 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset
10.02.17 - Warsaw, Poland - Palladium
10.03.17 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
10.04.17 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaehrlich
10.06.17 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
10.07.17 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
10.09.17 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
10.10.17 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
10.11.17 - Leeds, UK - Town Hall
10.13.17 - London, UK - Roundhouse
10.23.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
10.25.17 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune
10.26.17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10.28.17 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
11.01.17 - Denver, CO - The Ogden
11.04.17 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
11.05.17 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
11.07.17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11.08.17 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
11.09.17 - Buffalo, NY - Town Hall
11.10.17 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
11.11.17 - New Haven, CT - College St Music Hall
11.12.17 - New York City, NY - Terminal 5
11.14.17- Boston, MA - Paradise
11.15.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11.16.17 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head
11.17.17 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

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