Is the announcement today or tomorrow?
It was just a weird "when the fuck is this happening?" sorta thing, wasn't it?
Glad they're back.
Wonder about UK gigs. Maybe added to the Pixies day for Field Day?
with some excerpts: http://thequietus.com/articles/14357-slowdive-reunion-primavera-new-material
i like their attitude here, sounds like if they have something good they'll release it, otherwise just tour. i'm fine with that.
London village underground 19th May.
It's ok - ATP are promoting it. What could go wrong?!
Tickets on sale yet?
Maybe Chapterhouse will come back as well. That would be nice.
Toured the US and Japan, with a few dates in the UK. They did say it was a 1-off though, not a full-on reformation.
Still holding out for Ride.
Ride would be nice.
I guess it could happen again. I can see Andy Bell blanking out during a Beady Eye show and getting a "WTF am I doing?" look on his face.
Which then showed about 20 seconds of it.
The thing for me is that now that almost all of the bands who I figured would never reform have done it, I'm kind of expecting a Ride reunion.
Not the biggest Slowdive fan all in, but I'd be annoyed at myself if Machine Gun and When The Sun Hits were performed live near me and I wasn't there to hear them.
Total piss take this morning, no chance of success. Seeing as you aren't the biggest fan, fancy winging your tickets to someone who is?!
sick off work, decided to try it... no luck, ridiculous
I hope they add another date for everyone who missed out.
I never thought it would sell out in 2 minutes - I was actually worried about a possible lack of interest, like when the Jesus and Mary Chain had to cancel one their comeback gigs at the Roundhouse.
I'd have been so disappointed to have missed out on the tickets for this - I've been going mental with excitement since the reformation was hinted at.
Think Slowdive were the first band I pledged for on their site. So thankful for them right now.
Though I imagine, as others have said, that more UK dates will be added. Either a couple more VIllage Underground ones or a full tour. Did think it was an insanely small venue for such an important reunion!
bad mistake. I'd imagine this'll be a warm up and they'll play some slightly larger dates.
who missed out seeing them first time around wanting tickets..
I dismissed it after a few listens as it didn't ckick. I re-listened to it twice this week in case I was too hasty a decade ago an in case I wanted tickets. Still not a fan of that album. I'll wait in vain for a Ride reformation.
but I think the best introduction is their first 3 EPs (which are compiled on the 2nd disc of the Just For a Day rerelease)
I suspect there is a direct correlation between my desperation to get tickets for something and my failure to do so
Then just take my money
Hope they announce another date, was very frustrating this morning, especially with a mega hangover, urgh
Must have been touts buying all the tickets.I had two in the 'cart' and then they just disappeared.Useless, Dashtickets, useless.
It's their first performance in, what, 20 years? It's clearly a warm-up for Primavera and other yet to be announced dates. Never been to Village Underground but from photos it looks a bit clinical and lacking in atmosphere. Doesn't seem like a well-suited venue really.
Just let it go, exercise some patience, save your money and catch them when they tour properly. Much better than being stuck in a room full of tedious "I was there" types and disinterested music journos.
they might be well rehearsed by then (it is May after all)
All the people desperate to go will be there
It'll be the first time anyone's seen them in 20 years
Village Underground is actually pretty OK
(They will obviously announce some other dates, stop being a whiney cunt)
ok I wish I had tickets
but, all the other dates they announce will be easy to get tickets for. And at least as good.
Will everyone stop falling for the break up / make up shit.
the man who is going to see Dodgy
Sort out some proper UK non festival dates Slowdive.
and they'll add a run of dates which are sold-out straight away but end up with loads of people selling them weeks before.
hope the first slowdive gig is as good as the first mbv one as well.
Haven't all of the core members of Slowdive, for all intents and purposes, been called Mojave 3 since about 1994?
So this is just Mojave 3 going back to playing Slowdive tunes right?
It's like when the Wedding Present reformed. Except they didn't - Gedge just changed Cinerama's name back because 3/4 of the band were exactly the same...
Either way - it should mean that that the gigs will sound great from the off. No dangers of under rehearsing.
Rachel and Neil played together for the first time in 10 years in October last year.
Dunno what you're going on about, tbh.
Thought it was more recently but whatever. Mojave 3 supported Band of Horses in 2011 I remember, but Goswell can't have been part of that line up bizarrely. Mojave 3 were only on hiatus because she had a second kid, her twitter feed led me to believe... Goswell was on Halstead's last (excellent) solo album too etc. etc.
My point is a philsophical musing on what a reformation actually is. Technically almost all of `Slowdive` have been playing together under different names/auspices since they broke up. They just haven't been playing Slowdive songs. Probably isn't an interesting point in fairness.
at the time (the other half of cinerama) left him and the the new stuff he was writing / recording lent itself to the Wedding present sound rather than cinerama.
they will probably be the second headliner for that (CENSORED) festival in August. You know, the one put on by (CENSORED), Picthfork and Primavera.
...day before slowdive's london comeback gig. Cheeky warm up?
clashes with that fun-lookin GBV night at the Lexington, but fuck it, worth the risk
Had I not been at Johnny Greenwood at The Barbican that night. Would like to see Slowdive in a venue that isn't Primavera though.
your intel is correct!
Tickets still available (minus the two I just bought)...
You hear that Monday night/Village Underground losers who managed to get tickets when I failed!!!11
[have fun malick - nice venue too]
Dean Wareham's UK tour starts two days after the Sonic Cathedral show, might be on the bill?
reckon these guys are the jabberwocky special guests
really good shout. God, that would be the cherry on top of an already incredible lineup. Fingers crossed sales are alright and it doesn't get cancelled!
My friend can't come so I'm selling it for £10. It's a We Got Tickets one so you'd have to you meet me. DM me if you want it.
It says from 4pm onwards, but is it going to be bands on all day?
Venue open from 6 onwards
It also says get there early (as in 6, when doors open)... maybe a certain special secret act are first on?
Am guessing Younghusband and maybe Dean Wareham playing alongside Slowdive? Travelling down from Cambridge. So excited.
Set list from last night was
Catch the Breeze
Crazy for You
Blue Skied & An' Clear
Souvlaki Space Station
When the Sun Hits
Those that are going tonight are in for a treat.
nice to see Blue Skied and Crazy For You, though the rest is a bit unsurprising. Any decent videos of the concert? The only ones I could find sounded like shit (not the band, but whoever recorded them)
Glad I took the punt!
they wrre brill last night.
Yeah it was pretty solid for a comeback gig. Vocals were not overswamped with noise, infact everything was mixed quite nicely. Thanks to Pentago for the hint upthread. Roll on Primavera!
Almost didn't make it myself after epic car trouble, but got there about five minutes before they came on in the end. Disappointed to have missed the rest of the line-up, but Slowdive being better than I expected more than made up for it. Enjoy this evening those that are going...
Same setlist but with the addition of Rutti in the encore.
There was a moshpit during When the Sun Hits!
Everything they played sounded brilliant, such a huge sound.
Great atmosphere at both. I'd never been to Village Underground before so didn't know what to expect, but Slowdive made it feel like a cathedral.
Highlight both nights was probably When the Sun Hits, Catch the Breeze was incredible too. Rutti dragged on a little bit, but everything else they played was wonderful, especially the EP tracks which I didn't know quite as well. Listening to the albums today actually feels pretty limp by comparison!