Ride confirm reunion and announce 2015 tour

UK, European and North American dates in 2015...

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UK, European and North American dates in 2015…

Ride are to reform and play their first shows in 20 years.

The Oxford band, who were active from 1988 to 1996, will play a UK tour that will kick off at Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom on Friday 22 May 2015 and will also include Manchester’s Albert Hall and The Roundhouse in London, before heading to Europe to play Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival on 29 May.

The band will then head across the Atlantic to play Toronto and New York – and then back to the UK to headline Field Day on Sunday 7 June.

Consisting of Laurence Colbert (drums), Andy Bell (guitar/vocals), Steve Queralt (bass) and Mark Gardener (guitar/vocals), Ride were signed to Creation Records. Their debut album, Nowhere (1990), reached No 11 in the UK charts. After the band split, Bell went on to join Oasis and Beady Eye, Colbert played with the Jesus And Mary Chain, Gardener released a number of records as a solo artist, while Queralt retired from the music industry.

Tickets are on sale Friday 21 November from www.RideMusic.net (UK shows onsale from 9.00am).

** You can read our piece on the making of the Ride EP here **

Ride’s tour dates are:
Friday, May 22: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 23: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
Sunday, May 24: Roundhouse, London, UK
Tuesday, May 26: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Wednesday, May 27: Olympia, Paris, France
Friday, May 29: Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday, June 2: DanForth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Thursday, June 4: Terminal 5, New York, US
Sunday, June 7: Field Day (headlining), London, UK


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