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My Bloody Valentine announce reunion shows; shoegazers celebrate worldwide
November 15, 2007 10:10 AM   Subscribe

Bring earplugs: MBV are back in town. After fifteen years of near-inactivity, My Bloody Valentine have announced three reunion shows to take place next summer in England and Scotland. Previous MBV on the Blue
posted by porn in the woods (35 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh, wow. Time to get a passport.
posted by boo_radley at 10:12 AM on November 15, 2007


First the Floyd reunion, and now this. You people in the UK get to have all the fun.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:15 AM on November 15, 2007


Coincidentally Japancakes have just released a cover version of the whole ALBUM Loveless. Referentially delicious.
posted by dirtdirt at 10:17 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't wait 'til they hit Tallahassee. Woo-HOO!
posted by Pecinpah at 10:21 AM on November 15, 2007


I'm moving.
posted by Pecinpah at 10:21 AM on November 15, 2007


> Not on the itinerary right now: Coachella.

Also not on the itinerary: The Vatican, the back of our car, the Riverview Gates Mall, Britney Spears' womb, and Tierra del Fuego.
posted by ardgedee at 10:21 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


The Guardian a couple of days ago was saying they'll release an album of the '96 stuff that never saw the light of day with "a little bit of new stuff".
posted by sleepy pete at 10:22 AM on November 15, 2007


For a band whose last (and best) track on their last album was "Soon," they sure took a bloody long time.
posted by googly at 10:32 AM on November 15, 2007


well, fuck me running. first, somebody solves the universe. then, mysteriously, mbv announces tour dates. are the two unrelated?? i think not!!
posted by the painkiller at 10:36 AM on November 15, 2007


Ohmygoodnessohmygoodness! This is pretty amazing news.
posted by tiny crocodile at 10:48 AM on November 15, 2007


Yesss!
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 10:55 AM on November 15, 2007


I saw MBV with Buffalo Tom in boston in the mid-90s. Since then I've fathered two children and THEIR ears are still ringing.

Good news.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:00 AM on November 15, 2007


Damn, I'd do almost anything to see one of these shows.

Kevin Shields said that the new album will (paraphrasing) "pretty much sound like My Bloody Valentine." That's good enough for me. Since Creation Records went under in 1999, it will be interesting to see how they push the album out.
posted by blucevalo at 11:00 AM on November 15, 2007


What are the chances of actually getting a ticket over the internet?
posted by cmonkey at 11:03 AM on November 15, 2007


The last time they played Toronto was in 1992 and I was two weeks short of my 19th birthday, which meant I couldn't go as the show was at a club with a liquor licence. I was crushed.

Now a mere 15 years later I'm of age and they're playing again, but only in the UK? I am crushed once more.
posted by Paid In Full at 11:07 AM on November 15, 2007


going on sale tomorrow.

le sigh. i need a miracle!

*picks lint out of navel*
posted by CitizenD at 11:08 AM on November 15, 2007


Swervedriver also reuniting.

Hoping Mark Gardener and Andy Bell can patch it up as well. It'll be like I'm 23 again.
posted by psmealey at 11:08 AM on November 15, 2007


Holy cow! My love note to Kevin worked! Money quote: ". . . don't worry about following up Loveless, just keep doing stuff." Of course, this was shortly after Lost in Translation, so there may have been other contributing factors since then.

This is even more exciting than Th Faith Healers' micro reunion last year.

Next letter: "Dear Godot . . ."
posted by whuppy at 11:09 AM on November 15, 2007


There really has never been a band since that has matched the beautiful, sonic majesty of MBV, has there?

Has there?
posted by JaySunSee at 11:28 AM on November 15, 2007


I got impatient waiting for the follow-up JaySunSee, so I moved onto the broader array of shoegaze bands in the mid-90s. Slowdive and Curve occasionally hit some of those notes, but not quite as consistently. Ride and Swervedriver did too, but in a much more "rock" fashion.
posted by psmealey at 11:46 AM on November 15, 2007


Yea Ride was pretty good, but I too am moving to Scotland to get my fix of the strong stuff.
posted by Mister_A at 12:13 PM on November 15, 2007


Ooh! "When You Sleep" is particularly choice. In fact, the whole of "Loveless" is the perfect way to drown out bad-music-playing neighbours.
posted by grapefruitzzz at 1:03 PM on November 15, 2007


Wow, first the Spice Girls, then Boyzone, now My Bloody Valentine. Best year ever!
posted by afx237vi at 1:24 PM on November 15, 2007


I'm still waiting for that boxset!
posted by sleavestherabbit at 1:36 PM on November 15, 2007


MBV were the loudest thing I ever saw. And beautiful.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:43 PM on November 15, 2007


There really has never been a band since that has matched the beautiful, sonic majesty of MBV, has there?

I'm not sure of bands, but if you poke holes in your stereo speakers with a screwdriver and turn up Mahler really loud, it's pretty cool. Some of Les Baxter's stuff works as well.
posted by sleepy pete at 1:56 PM on November 15, 2007


There really has never been a band since that has matched the beautiful, sonic majesty of MBV, has there?

Spacemen 3 at their peak were almost as nice as Loveless.
posted by porn in the woods at 2:05 PM on November 15, 2007


If they announce a Dublin show I'm moving back home!
posted by TwoWordReview at 2:16 PM on November 15, 2007


I knew this was going to happen someday. Now to get them over to the US for a few dates!
posted by inoculatedcities at 7:10 PM on November 15, 2007


Tried to get my tickets; forgot the time and didn't get online till 9.45 - they were already all sold out. Let's hope we see some more gigs, by all accounts MBV were incredible live.
posted by Infinite Jest at 2:28 AM on November 16, 2007


shoegazers celebrate worldwide

How do we celebrate? Do we look up from our feet for a second or two?
posted by psmealey at 6:39 AM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


pitchfork breaking news: four dates added, for a total of 7.

06-20 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-21 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-22 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-28 Manchester, England - Apollo
06-29 Manchester, England - Apollo
07-02 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
07-03 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
posted by porn in the woods at 9:00 AM on November 16, 2007


Thank you thank you.

Got my tickets for Manchester.

Now all I need to do is move to the UK.
posted by Infinite Jest at 3:02 PM on November 16, 2007


More extra shows: Details here

They've added Monday 23rd June 08 to the London dates and there are a few seated tickets left at time of posting.
posted by tiny crocodile at 9:47 AM on November 26, 2007


and I got some YAY!
posted by tiny crocodile at 9:49 AM on November 26, 2007


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