Posted in music | tour dates on August 30, 2012

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."

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]

Who will step up to the plate? And why haven't Ride or Pale Saints jumped into the ring?

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.


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



Comments (23)

who cares


Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 10:54 AM

In the words of Joey Lawrence: Whoa!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:05 AM

The hipster ethos:

1) Dismiss any potential enthusiasm about a reunion of a band with a relatively strong following (even if it's a 'cult' following).

2) Tout reunion of lesser-known, more obscure band, in order to not-so-subtlely display their "indie" and "underground" credentials.

Steps 3 and on available on request...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:19 AM

Yes please, to any of the three bands mentioned.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:20 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:30 AM

^go back to school.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:41 AM

Please let this happen. Slowdive, Ride and the Pale Saints should all reform and tour together.

My shoegaze reform dream remains Lush.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:42 AM

Souvlaki Space Station!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 11:53 AM

add Lush to that list.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:30 PM

Yes, Lush too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 12:52 PM

all i need is Ride. give me Ride!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:04 PM

I clicked on that link for The Slipper Room and now I wish I hadn't

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:35 PM

I saw Lush and Ride perform together at the Cat's Cradle in NC in 1990 or 91 - oh what a night that was!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:42 PM

Ride should only do a reunion if they only play stuff off the first two albums.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:49 PM

New Fast Automatic Daffodils

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 2:00 PM

I would stop finger banging Hillary if Ride reunited!!

Posted by Janet Napolitano | August 30, 2012 2:02 PM

Saw Slowdive at Maxwell's many moons ago.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 2:03 PM

I would DIE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 2:28 PM

New FAD's were shoegaze, but put on a good show @ the Marquee on 20th Street in '91 or so...(yes, I'm old).

Posted by Wallis | August 30, 2012 4:16 PM

I meant WEREN'T shoegaze.

Posted by Wallis | August 30, 2012 4:20 PM

cute band.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:35 PM

RIDE reunion please

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2014 5:53 PM

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