Slowdive Announce Dates for Reunion Tour
Nineties British alt-rock band Slowdive has reunited and is hitting the road, including a leg through North America this fall. The group is currently in the midst of a world tour, playing shows throughout Europe and Asia, though they’ll pop over stateside at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 20 and the FYF Fest in LA on August 23. They’ll make their way back to this side of the Atlantic on October 22 to play the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. From there they’ll make their way up the East Coast, performing in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. They’ll then head into Canada, playing Montreal on October 27 and Toronto on October 28. The gang will cross back over the border to play the Vic in Chicago on October 30 and Fine Line in Minneapolis on October 31. They’ll play Vancouver on November 3 and then make their way down the West Coast, playing Seattle, Portland and San Francisco — all before closing out the tour at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on November 8.
Formed in the UK in 1989, Slowdive was known for their unique sound that mixed post-punk and progressive rock influences, and were quickly lumped into the 90s Brit rock “shoegazing” trend. They were able to produce three albums before breaking up in 1995, although most of their original members went on to form the country-influenced rock group Mojave 3. This is the first time the band has reunited since breaking up nearly 20 years ago.
Slowdive Tickets & Tour Dates
Video of Slowdive Performing “Machine Gun” Live
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