Shoegaze five-piece Slowdive are back on the road following their reunion back in 2014, heading to Manchester this autumn for the first time since 1993. Then playing at the University of Manchester’s Hop & Grape (now Academy 3), they now return to play The Albert Hall on Tuesday 10th October.
The group are currently starting off on an Autumn tour of the UK and Europe, continuing an extraordinary year that has seen the band receive global critical acclaim for their new album, ‘Slowdive‘. It’s their first album in 22 years, and has been met with wide acclaim. Often cited as one of shoegaze’s trailblazers, though the genre was often derided by the press of the time as grunge and Britpop took over the charts. Forming in Reading during the late 80s, along with the likes of Ride and the Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowride helped pioneer a genre which has seen something of a renaissance lately.
Slowdive perform at the Albert Hall on Tuesday 10th October. Tickets are available here.
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