Slowdive back in the '90s
Shoegaze nerds, time to get stoked.
"There's a chance that we'll get back together... It's definitely possible at some point." Halstead added that the band [Slowdive] never swore off a reformation. "No one has ever really said, 'I never want to do it.' We've never really talked about it much."Who will step up to the plate? And why haven't Ride or Pale Saints jumped into the ring?
Though Slowdive haven't performed or recorded together in its complete lineup since penning their final album, 1995's Pygmalion, Halstead maintains that they've all kept in touch and remain on good terms. "We haven't been in the same room together for a really long time," he said, "We're all in contact through email. We sort of have these email conversations and we're all friendly, but we haven't actually been together as the whole Slowdive unit in years, unfortunately."
What will it take for the UK shoegaze pioneers, then, to finally reunite? "Just shitloads of money, you know" Halstead said, laughing. "It's crazy how in vogue it is for bands to get back together these days. It's almost like you're not allowed not to get back together. So, I'm sure that we will get back together -- because we won't be allowed not to." -[MTV Hive]
In the meantime, you can pester Neil Halstead in person at a set of US tour dates scheduled in Sept/Oct. Look for Halstead to hit NYC twice in that timeframe: Oct 4 at The Slipper Room (167 Orchard in Manhattan) and Oct 5 at Union Hall (tickets). The shows are in support of Halstead's latest solo venture, Palindrome Hunches, due on 9/11.
All tour dates and song stream from Neil's new album are below.
NEIL HALSTEAD - 2012 TOUR DATES
Sep 15 The Reckless Shrimp Festival Ludlow, United Kingdom
Sep 20 Attic at The Railway Winchester, United Kingdom
Sep 25 Bush Hall London, United Kingdom
Sep 28 Eddies Attic Atlanta, GA
Sep 30 The Casbah Raleigh, NC
Oct 02 IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, VA
Oct 03 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Oct 04 The Slipper Room New York, NY
Oct 05 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
Oct 06 Lizard Lounge Cambridge, MA
Oct 08 The Dakota Toronto, Canada
Oct 09 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 10 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 12 Schuba's Chicago, IL
Oct 13 High Noon Madison, WI
Oct 16 E Town Taping Boulder, CO
Oct 17 The Walnut Room Denver, CO
Oct 19 The Rendezvous Seattle, WA
Oct 20 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Oct 23 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Oct 24 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 25 Soho Restaurant and Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 26 Mccabe's Santa Monica, CA
Oct 27 Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 City Screen Basement York, United Kingdom
Nov 15 The King's Arms Salford, United Kingdom
Nov 18 Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 22 The Winchester Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Nov 24 Miss Peapod's Penryn, United Kingdom