Fans of British shoegaze rock from 20 years ago are really receiving an embarrassment of riches in 2015—not only is Swervedriver planning a tour, but now so is Ride. After first announcing that the band was reuniting for a series of live shows, fans in the U.S. were bummed to learn that it only included a single American show in New York City. Since then, however, it seems the band is enjoying its new incarnation enough to add a series of further dates, including festivals, and now a tour that finds Ride winding its way (Ride-ing along? How long into the band‘s existence do you think it was before they banned puns? Ten minutes?) through the East Coast and Midwest.
Starting in mid-September and finishing in early October, the group will bring its signature mix of fuzzed-out noise and rumbling beats to American audiences, who will finally get a chance to see them somewhere other than a festival or a packed-to-the-rafters Brooklyn venue. And if you’ve forgotten just why everyone from Radiohead to Animal Collective cites them as a massively influential act, here’s a clip of them performing at Coachella last month. Tour dates are listed below.
RIDE U.S. Tour Dates 2015:
Sep 17—Washington, DC—9:30 Club (tickets)
Sep 19—Philadelphia, PA—TLA (tickets)
Sep 21—New York, NY—Irving Plaza (tickets)
Sep 22—New York, NY—Irving Plaza (tickets)
Sep 25—Cincinnati, OH—MidPoint Festival (tickets)
Sep 26—Chicago, IL—Riviera (tickets)
Sep 27—Champaign, IL—Pygmalion Festival (tickets)
Sep 29—Minneapolis, MN—Mill City (tickets)
Oct 01—Detroit, MI—St Andrews (tickets)
Oct 02—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues (tickets)
Oct 03—Boston, MA—Paradise (tickets)