Oxfordshire shoegaze group Ride have announced plans to reform, marking the first time the group have played together live since 1996.
Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence “Loz” Colbert and Steve Queralt have released nine dates as part of a world tour which will see them headline Primavera Festival 2015 in Barcelona, Spain and Field Day Festival 2015 in Victoria Park, London.
Ride formed in 1988, releasing four studio albums over an 8-year tenure, including their revered first LP, ‘Nowhere’ which warranted world-wide critical praise since it’s release in 1990. Rumours around the band’s reformation began circulating yesterday morning (18th November), as a billboard poster with the band’s signature logo appeared in Barcelona, prompting discussions of whether the band would reunite to headline next year’s Primavera Festival.
Speaking about playing Field Day, the band said: ”We are very excited to be playing at Field Day 2015. We look forward to wrapping it all up on the main stage on Sunday night, where we’ll be playing our first UK festival show since Glastonbury 1994.”
The nine dates that have been announced for 2015 are:
22 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
23 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
24 London, England - Roundhouse
26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
27 Paris, France - Olympia
29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
02 Toronto, Ontario - DanForth Music Hall
04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
07 London, England - Field Day
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