Belly announce first dates for 2016 reunion tour

Cult '90s rockers return this year with new music

’90s ‘dream-pop’ rockers Belly have announced the first run of dates for their 2016 reunion tour, it’s been reported today (February 23).

The dream-pop group formed in 1991 before disbanding in 1996. They released two albums, 1993’s ‘Star’ and 1995’s ‘King’, in that period. Belly recently announced that they were getting back together to release new music and outline the plans for a forthcoming tour.

Today, according to Stereogum, the band have announced three North American dates, taking place in New York, Boston and Washington DC between August 11-13.

Watch the video for Belly’s 1993 single ‘Feed The Tree’ below.

The band posted a statement to their official website on Monday (February 8), saying: “Belly is very happy to announce that we will be reuniting to play some shows this coming summer in the US and the UK. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September.”

The message added: “We’ve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording, that we’ll be releasing one by one over the next few months… We are very excited to be playing together again, and hope to see you out there in Summer of 2016!”

Belly were formed by former Throwing Muses and The Breeders member Tanya Donelly along with Tom Gorman, Chris Gorman and Fred Abong. Abong was later replaced by L7‘s Gail Greenwood.

The band have confirmed via Facebook that the reunited line-up will again see Greenwood take the place of Abong.

Belly 2016 Tour Dates

08/11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/12 Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
08/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club