The ICA sent a missive out across the wires to its mailing list patrons last night, revealing that My Bloody Valentine would be playing two warm-up ‘rehearsal’ shows at the 350-capacity venue this weekend. Kevin Shields et al. will be performing this Friday and Saturday evening (13, 14 Jun) in central London, with support on the latter date coming from Charlotte Marionneau’s Le Volume Courbe (Shields has various production and writing credits on Marionneau’s I Killed My Best Friend longplayer). After that, there's the five night stint at the London Roundhouse which runs from the 20th 'til the 24th of June.
Understandably, tickets for the ICA dates didn’t last very long. DrownedinSound just achieved entrance to this Friday’s show from WeGotTickets.com, though they appear to have ‘sold out’ again already. By our reckoning, if you’re desperate and you hammer that big red ‘BUY’ button enough times eventually they’ll have to let you through, won’t they?
To anyone else who manages to get tickets for My Bloody Valentine’s dates at the London ICA this weekend – WIN, pretty much. You can look doubly smug now that second-hand tickets are already beginning to wash up on eBay – two, here, for the combined price of £199.99. Buy It Now? DON'T - all eBay tickets will be voided, say promoters ATP.
More extensive details of the shows can be found at ATP's website.
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