The shoegaze band recently reformed after splitting in 1996
The recently-reunited Ride have announced a tour of the US for later this year.
The shoegaze band, who originally split in 1996 before regrouping in November 2014, made their live return in Oxford last month (April 5), performing to just 500 fans. Mark Gardener and fellow frontman Andy Bell made a tentative Ride live return in February, when the duo appeared at a War Child benefit at the 100 Club. They then performed dates on the West Coast of the US around their appearances at Coachella festival
Already scheduled to play UK dates in May and June, Ride will then kick off their US tour in September, with the schedule running through to October. See those dates in full beneath.
Ride formed in Oxford in 1988, releasing four albums – ‘Nowhere’ (1990), ‘Going Blank Again’ (1992), ‘Carnival Of Light’ (1994) and ‘Tarantula’ (1996) – before their split in 1996. They reformed briefly in 2001 for a Channel 4 documentary and ‘Best Of’ release.
Andy Bell was a member of Beady Eye with Liam Gallagher until the band’s split.
The US dates are as follows:
Washington DC 9:30 Club (September 17)
Philadelphia TLA (19)
New York Irving Plaza (21-22)
Cincinnati Midpoint Festival (25)
Chicago Riviera (26)
Champaign Pygmalion Festival (27)
Minneapolis Mill City (29)
Detroit St. Andrews (October 1)
Cleveland House of Blues (2)
Boston Paradise (3)