“as exhilarating as anything I’ve seen in a long time” ***** – Daily Telegraph
“that nobody has sounded quite like this for so long makes them sound weirdly fresh” ***** – The Guardian
“a more-than-welcome, velvet-gloved sucker punch” ***** – The Independent
“you can hear how much they’ve been missed” 9/10 – NME
“a glorious gig” ***** – The Times
Ride, the Oxford four-piece whose recent reunion shows garnered rave press and 5* reviews across the board, have today announced a brand new UK tour for this October. The tour happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the release of the band’s debut album ‘Nowhere’.
The eight date tour will kick off on October 11th at Leeds O2 Academy, before moving down to London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and then continuing around the UK until October 22nd where the tour ends at the Birmingham Institute.
Tickets on sale from http://www.ridemusic.net/live
Since returning to the live scene back in April with a secret show in their hometown of Oxford, Ride have been travelling all over the world playing sold out headline shows in Glasgow, Manchester, London as well as shows in the US and Europe, plus festivals Coachella, Primavera and Field Day. Their loyal fans, who have been eagerly awaiting their reunion for the past twenty years, have not been disappointed.
View the Primavera Barcelona headline set and see what the fuss is all about. A mere few days before their UK headline shows in May, Ride joined the elite of the handful of bands to play a one hour live session on BBC 6 Music.
When ‘Nowhere’ dropped in October ’90, it not only became Creation’s first ever Top 75 album, shooting into the UK charts at #11 to blanket critical appreciation. Featuring long time classics such as ‘Vapour Trail’, ‘Dreams Burn Down’ and ‘Polar Bear’, the album is widely considered one of the greatest albums of the ‘shoegazing’ genre.
Ride 2015 UK Tour Dates
11 – Leeds – O2 Academy
14 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
15 – Liverpool – O2 Academy
17 – Bristol – Anson Rooms
18 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
19 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
21 – Nottingham – Rock City
22 – Birmingham – Institute