Well my little gazers of shoe, it's finally happening. My Bloody Valentine have revealed that they will pack up all the Jaguars and Jazzmasters and all the folks who have to constantly re-tune those Jaguars and Jazzmasters for an extended visit to the United States of America (and Toronto)-- one that will include the previously freaked-out-about and recently-expanded ATP New York, along with seven additional dates.
Following the ATP hysteria, Kevin Shields, Bilinda Butcher, Debbie Googe, and Colm O'Ciosoig kick things off September 22 in New York City and don't let go of the whammy bars until October 2 in Los Angeles. Man, I'm getting all wobbly-legged just thinking about it.
At this point it's sorta hard to believe the Valentines still haven't shown their reunited selves in public yet (hence the nearly-two-decades-old photos everyone keeps using). Their first comeback gig goes down June 20 in London, as you know, and quite a few follow around Europe and even Japan before MBV hit our shores.
And hey, we did mention that ATP New York has expanded, didn't we? The fest, co-curated by My Bloody Valentine, now includes appearances from Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr., Mercury Rev, Harmonia, Lilys, and Growing in addition to MBV and all those other cool people. ATP has released another batch of tickets for the strictly limited event, and those are on sale now via the fest's website.
Finally, don't forget the Kevin Shields/Patti Smith meetup The Coral Sea, which blows up a compact-disc-reading device near you on July 11 via the pair's own PASK imprint.
06-20 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-21 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-22 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-23 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-24 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-28 Manchester, England - Apollo
06-29 Manchester, England - Apollo
07-02 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
07-03 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
07-03-06 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-09 Paris, France - Zenith
07-17-20 Benicàssim, Spain - Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
07-25 Naeba, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08-08 Oslo, Norway - Øya Festival
09-05 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
09-19-21 Monticello, NY - Kutshers Country Club (ATP New York)
09-22 New York, NY - Roseland
09-23 New York, NY - Roseland
09-25 Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh
09-27 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
09-30 San Francisco, CA - The Concourse
10-01 Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic
10-02 Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic
from pitchfork: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/50411-my-bloody-valentine-announce-north-american-tour
Added by erikswedberg on May 6, 2008
My eyes deceive me!
did they have to pick such a barn to play in, though?
On sale sunday (5/11) at 10am.
Holy. Fucking. Shit. Will Kevin personally burn each venue down on the tour to make sure not one fan is left alive?
I hate the Concourse, and I lost a good 20% of the hearing in my right ear when I saw them in '92. Of _course_ I am going to this show.
Tix are gonna run around $60 after Ticketbastard fees...
It's a sin this place has the worst audio, but i must, i must.
Tickets purchased, but whomever booked them into the Concourse needs to gaze into my shoe as I whack their noggin repeatedly with the sole of it.
I've never stopped shoegazing
Bootleg podcast of their rehersal on June 13th.
My Bloody Valentine @ the Institute for Contemporary Arts (6.13.2008):
2. Only Shallow
3. You Never Should
4. Honey Power
5. Cigarette In Your Bed (aborted)
6. I Only Said
7. Cigarette In Your Bed
9. Nothing Much to Lose
10. To Hear Knows When
11. When You Sleep
13. Blown a Wish
15. Feed Me With Your Kiss
17. You Made Me Realize
I have an extra ticket (friend not going) and that's available for sale at $50 + shipping -- anybody interested email me: e at cubelogic dot org.
I had already purchased tickets for ATP when the San Francisco show was announced. Ugh, I loathe the Concourse! Worst venue in town. I would have gladly signed up to see them a second time if they were playing someplace better. Oh well, ATP is drawing near... getting excited!
I have an extra ticket if anyone needs one. Send me a note if interested.
Great show much, much, much, more polished than the June ICA show in London. Even the more difficult songs like To Here Knows When, Thorn, & Soon didn't become buried in the mix of the instruments (then again I was about 10 from the front center stage)
Crowd was BORING! it was like a hoodie convention and people trying to show off their cool asian girlfriends. WTH happened! I remember when seeing shows in SF was fantastic the crowds were into it and we'd all jump around, instead people just stood there. Then to add insult to injury I head comments later like "I really like those new songs" WHAT NEW SONGS!!!?
Needless to say the venue was better than I expected and as far as 90s bands reuniting MBV are at the top of that pyramid with the Pixies. They sounded exceptional, and throughly on their game. Guess a lot of practice was done between June and September!
Pics and Review: http://www.hippiesaredead.com
My god, finally. I cannot wait.