Booking now: Ride are going on a North American tour in July

Ride are going on a North American tour in July

The shoegaze icons have also shared a playlist of their biggest influences.

After revealing plans for a couple of dates in the UK and Ireland, including a gig at this year’s 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, shoegaze icons Ride have announced a short North American tour.

Ahead of the release of their first new album in 20 years, which has been produced by Erol Alkan, they’ll be heading to American shores in July. There, they’ll play at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Boston’s Royale, New York’s Terminal 5, Philadelphia’s TLA and Sixth & I in Washington.

The band have also shared a new playlist on Spotify of all their influences. It includes the likes of Cocteau Twins, REM, The Beach Boys and The Stooges, but also Boards of Canada, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Public Enemy and even legendary spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone. They’ve certainly got a wide musical palette.

See all of Ride’s upcoming tour dates and listen to their playlist of influences below.


21 Belfast, UK, Limelight
22 Dublin, IRE, Olympia Theatre
24 Glasgow, UK, BBC 6 Music Festival


13 Benicassim, SPA, Benicassim Festival
17 Toronto, CAN, Massey Hall
19 Boston, MA, Royale
20 New York, NY, Terminal
22 Philadelphia, MA, TLA
23 Washington, DC, Sixth & I

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