One of Creation Records’ first global success stories, Ride, are getting back together for live dates next year to the delight of their loyal fans.
Tickets are on sale from Aloud.com at 9am on Friday 21st November.
The Oxford four piece: Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence ‘Loz’ Colbert and Steve Queralt last took to the stage in the UK as special guests to Oasis at the Brighton Centre in December 1994, with Benacassim Festival in 1995 marking their last live performance – until now. It has taken twenty years for an official reunion to materialise, and fans have been pining for Ride to get back together ever since.
In the meantime Andy Bell played with Hurricane #1, Oasis and then Beady Eye, and Mark Gardener and Loz Colbertworked and played together for an album with The Animalhouse. Gardener then went on to write a solo album, with various touring and collaboration commitments in addition to his ongoing Ox-4-Sound mixing/production and soundtrack work. Colbertcontinued to play music, with acts such as diverse as Supergrass, Damo Suzuki and The Jesus and Mary Chain as well asGaz Coombes’ solo project, and Steve Queralt retired from a musical career altogether.
The band’s name started to get thrown around during a brief nu-gaze movement around 2006 with bands like Animal Collective, Deerhunter and Panda Bear all citing Ride as heavy influences. Even Radiohead tried to persuade them to reform by requesting them as support for their South Park Oxford show in 2001, but to no avail. The planets have now aligned and Ride will finally hit the road again.
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|RIDE||22/05/2015||Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom||
|RIDE||23/05/2015||Manchester Albert Hall||
|PRIMAVERA SOUND BARCELONA 2015||30/05/2015||Barcelona Parc del Forum||
|NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND PORTO 2015||06/06/2015||Porto Parque da Cidade||
|FIELD DAY 2015||07/06/2015||London Victoria Park||
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