Ian Svenonius' late-'90s "Gospel Yeh-Yeh" band The Make-Up are getting back together to play Primavera Sound and a few other European festival in late spring. Ahead of those they'll play a few U.S. shows on the East Coast, including Brooklyn's The Bell House on May 20 with Tyvek and Permanent Waves (new group from Christina Billotte of Slant 6, Autoclave, Quix*o*tic, Casual Dots). Tickets for the Bell House show go on sale Wednesday, March 22 at noon.
The line-up for this reunion is: Ian Svenonius on vocals, Michelle Mae on bass, James Canty on guitar/keyboard, and Mark Cisneros on drums. Their last NYC-area show was at ATP NY in 2012. Other dates include Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. All dates are listed, along with streams of a few Make-Up albums, below.
The Make-Up - 2017 Tour Dates
Saturday, April 22 - Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/Puff Pieces
Friday, May 19 - Washington DC @ Black Cat w/Permanent Waves (Christina Billotte from Slant 6 and Casual Dots)
Saturday, May 20 - Brooklyn NY @ The Bell House w/Tyvek and Permanent Waves
Wednesday, May 31 - Paris, France @ Villette Sonique Festival
Friday, June 2 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sunday, June 4 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
Friday, June 9 - Nimes, France @ TINALS Festival
Saturday, June 10 - Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival