Slowdive Announce First North American Tour in Two Decades


Photo by Tom Spray

A few weeks back, we pointed out the likelihood (read: very) of Slowdive recording their first record since 1995’s Pygmalion LP. Now they appear to be delaying the inevitable by lining up North American tour dates through early November.

“North America was good to Slowdive back in the 1990s,” the group explained in a press release. “The fact that the last Slowdive concert was performed in Toronto (at Lee’s Palace) in 1994 is poignant. It felt like we were playing to people who ‘got it’ and some of our favorite performances were on those tours. We have a special connection to our audience in North America and we can’t wait to return in 2014!”

Here’s that Lee’s Palace set in its entirety, along with a complete rundown of the band’s 2014 dates…

Slowdive tour dates
7/16 Padova, Italy – Radar Festival
7/18 Suffolk, England – Latitude Festival
7/20 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
7/23 Taipei, Taiwan – The Wall
7/25 Niigata Prefecture, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
7/26 Shanghai, China – Qianshuiwan Culture and Arts Center
7-28 Hong Kong – Rotunda 3
7/31 Singapore – The Ground Theatre
8/3 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival
8/7-9 Göteborg, Sweden – Way Out West
8/8-10 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
8/9 Oslo, Norway – Oya
8/14 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
8/15 St. Malo, France – La Route du Rock Festival
8/23 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
8/29-31 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
9/9 Geneva, Switzerland – La Batie
10/22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/25 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/26 Boston, MA – Royale
10/27 Montreal, Quebec – Le National
10/28 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
10/30 Chicago, IL – The Vic
10/31 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
11/3 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore
11/4 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11/5 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/7 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
11/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel