The former Ride hero announces some solo shows...

MARK GARDENER, former singer/guitarist with massively influential shoegazers RIDE, has announced a series of live dates on both sides of the Atlantic – including one at LONDON’s SONIC CATHEDRAL club – and has nearly finished work on his debut solo album.

After Ride split in 1996, Gardener formed The Animalhouse, who released one album in 2000 before also going their separate ways. He is currently in New York working with producer Bill Racine on the final mixes for his solo debut and has been talking to labels in both the US and the UK about an autumn release.

The dates are:

Shout! at Bar 13, 35 E 13th St, New York with Robin and Joe from Goldrush (April 3)

Poplife at I/O, 30 NE 14th St, Miami – solo show (April 16)

Sonic Cathedral at The Legion, 348 Old Street, London (April 28) – acoustic set with Goldrush