My Bloody Valentine play first gig in 16 years

Kevin Shields and Blinda Butcher make spectacular comeback

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My Bloody Valentine made a triumphant comeback last night (June 13) with their first gig in 16 years at London’s ICA.

Fans at the sold out show cheered wildly as the band opened with ‘Only Shallow, the first track from their seminal 1991 album, Loveless.

“Welcome to our rehearsal. The real gigs start next week at the Roundhouse,” said front man Kevin Shields, referring to the five day run of shows starting on June 20.


The four-piece then went on to play a 15-song set including six tracks from ‘Loveless’, ‘Soon’, and four from the album which preceded it, 1988’s ‘Isn’t Anything’, including the single ‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’.

The band closed the set with an epic 20-minute performance of ‘You Made Me Realise’, My Bloody Valentine’s first single on Creation, leaving to ecstatic applause.

My Bloody Valentine will play the ICA again tonight (June 14).


The set was:

‘Only Shallow’

‘You Never Should’

‘Honey Power’

‘I Only Said’

‘Cigarette In Your Bed’


‘Nothing Much To Lose’

‘To Here Knows When’

‘When You Sleep’


‘Blown A Wish’


‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’


‘You Made Me Realise’

The UK tour dates are:

London Roundhouse (June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)

Manchester Apollo (28, 29)

Glasgow Barrowlands (July 2, 3)


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