My Bloody Valentine announce first tour date in four years

Kevin Shields and band are coming back

My Bloody Valentine have announced their live comeback, confirming their first performance in four years.

The shoegaze legends are expected to release a new album in 2018, their follow-up to 2013’s long-awaited ‘mbv’.

It has been confirmed that they will play Japan’s Sonic Mania Festival during August. Nine Inch Nails and Marshmello have also been announced for the festival.


The band confirmed the news on Facebook earlier today (January 17). See that post beneath.

My Bloody Valentine recently confirmed that they would tour in 2018, while also describing their new album as “all over the place”.

Saying that the band is in a “healthy state”, frontman Kevin Shields recently told Rolling Stone that the group intended on recording an EP but ended up with a whole album.

Describing the album itself, Shields said: “In some respects, some of it is a bit straightforward. The MBV album that we did in 2013 feels more meandery and not as concise. This one is like if somebody took that and dropped some acid on it or created a dimensional clash or something. It’s more all over the place… The record I am making now is not so much about death and change as freedom of the soul.”


Shields guessed that the album would be about 40 minutes long, running to either six or seven tracks, but added: “It could turn out to be only five tracks. I hope not, but I don’t want it to be a double album and I don’t want it to be really long.”


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