Ride announce tour to mark 25th anniversary of Nowhere

After their recent reunion tour, Ride have announced a further series of UK dates to mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Nowhere.

The shoegazers’ eight-date tour will take in Leeds, London, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Tickets for the new run of shows go on sale on Friday (19 June) at 10am.

Ride play the following dates:

11 Oct: Leeds, O2 Academy
14 Oct: London – O2 Academy Brixton
15 Oct: Liverpool – O2 Academy
17 Oct: Bristol – Anson Rooms
18 Oct: Newcastle – O2 Academy
19 Oct: Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
21 Oct: Nottingham – Rock City
22 Oct: Birmingham – Institute

Ride were popular members of the British shoegazing music scene in the early 1990s and three of their four studio albums charted highly in the UK music charts.

However, conflict within the band – particularly between singer Mark Gardener and guitarist Andy Bell – ultimately led to Ride’s break-up in 1996.

Bell went on to become the bassist for Oasis and later a guitarist in Beady Eye, while the other members of Ride pursued their own music projects.

The group briefly reunited in 2001 as part of a Channel 4 documentary, but had not performed in front of an audience since the mid ’90s before their recent tour.

Ride’s 1994 record Carnival of Light featured in our list of 10 forgotten Britpop albums you need to revisit.