Ride have today announced a run of UK tour dates for this November, starting off at London’s Kentish Forum on the 7th November. Tickets go on general sale today at 10am, see full dates below. Having already confirmed a handful of eagerly anticipated UK festival shows for this summer - including Glastonbury, Latitude and Green Man Festival - and a truly special homecoming show at Oxford New Theatre on 10th July, today’s announcement of a full UK tour adds to what’s shaping up to a burgeoning year of live activity for the revitalised four piece. Additionally Ride announced a new intimate London date as part of Erol Alkan’s To The Rhythm residency at XOYO 28th July, further extending their current collaboration with the feted DJ, producer and remixer.
The November tour is the main Autumn headline run to celebrate Ride's blistering new album Weather Diaries, their first album in over 20 years, due out on the 16th June on Wichita Recordings. Produced by Erol Alkan, Weather Diaries is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive.
The album sees the band reunited with label co-founders Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced its follow up Going Blank Again. After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Loz Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day.
Ride play the following UK dates:
12th June Village Underground, London SOLD OUT
19th June Rough Trade East (Instore + signing), London, 7pm
20th June Fopp (Signing), Oxford, 5.30pm
22nd June New Slang (Instore), Kingston, 9pm
23rd June Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset
10th July New Theatre, Oxford - get tickets
11th July Manchester International Festival at 02 Ritz
28th July To The Rhythm at XOYO, London
14th July Latitude Festival, Suffolk
17th August Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales
7th Nov Forum Kentish Town, London,
8th Nov O2 Institute, Birmingham
9th Nov SWX, Bristol
10th Nov Beckett Student Union, Leeds
12th Nov Academy, Liverpool
13th Nov Boiler Shop, Newcastle
14th Nov Queens Hall, Edinburgh