Ride : retour sur scène à la mi-2015

19 Nov 14 Ride : retour sur scène à la mi-2015

Tous se reforment, et voici un de plus sur la liste… qu’on n’attendait plus forcément même si certains de ses membres avaient confessé ces derniers temps ne plus exclure l’hypothèse.

Les valeureux et estimés Ride, responsables dans les années quatre-vingt-dix d’un bain de jouvence pour la scène noise-pop et fers de lance des labels Creation et Sire, annonce aujourd’hui dans sa newsletter qu’il donnera ses premiers shows live depuis vingt ans.
Une tournée est bookée comprenant une dizaine de dates dont un Olympia parisien le 27 mai 2015. Les tickets seront en vente à partir de ce vendredi 21 novembre sur www.RideMusic.net.

Ci-dessous, le communiqué concocté par les membres originels eux-mêmes Laurence Colbert, Andy Bell, Steve Queralt et Mark Gardener (Ride) :

The Oxford four piece: Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence ‘Loz’ Colbert and Steve Queralt last took to the stage in the UK as special guests to Oasis at the Brighton Centre in December 1994, with Benacassim Festival in 1995 marking their last live performance – until now. It has taken twenty years for an official reunion to materialise, and fans have been pining for Ride to get back together ever since.

In the meantime Andy Bell played with Hurricane #1, Oasis and then Beady Eye, and Mark Gardener and Loz Colbert worked and played together for an album with The Animalhouse. Gardener then went on to write a solo album, with various touring and collaboration commitments in addition to his ongoing Ox-4-Sound mixing/production and soundtrack work. Colbert continued to play music, with acts such as diverse as Supergrass, Damo Suzuki and The Jesus and Mary Chain as well as Gaz Coombes’ solo project, and Steve Queralt retired from a musical career altogether.

The band’s name started to get thrown around during a brief nu-gaze movement around 2006 with bands like Animal Collective, Deerhunter and Panda Bear all citing Ride as heavy influences. Even Radiohead tried to persuade them to reform by requesting them as support for their South Park Oxford show in 2001, but to no avail. The planets have now aligned and Ride will finally hit the road again.

Dates de la tournée 2015 :

22/05 Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow (Royaume-Uni)
23/05 Albert Hall – Manchester (Royaume-Uni)
24/05 Roundhouse, Londres (Royaume-Uni)
26/05 Paradiso – Amsterdam (Hollande)
27/05 Olympia – Paris (France)
29/05 Primavera Festival – Barcelona (Espagne)
02/06 DanForth Music Hall – Toronto (Canada)
04/06 Terminal 5 – New York (Etats-Unis)
07/06 Field Day – Londres (Royaume-Uni)

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