Shoegaze is making a comeback, and you can thank this new trend for a coming Chapterhouse reunion. The early 90’s U.K. dream pop band will be playing six North American dates, according to Under the Radar. The dates will follow a one-off in London and three Japanese gigs; the band played its first show in 14 years in London this past November, which quickly sold out.
If you have to choose between this and other high-profile reunions happening this spring, keep the following message from Chapterhouse’s MySpace in mind: “…due to individual commitments, this is likely to be the full extent of their tour plans other than a couple of European festival appearances to be confirmed.” Get the gettin’ while the gettin’ is good, right?
But there’s always that question, at least after the Smashing Pumpkins “reunion” came about: original lineup? Speaking with Under the Radar, vocalist Stephen Patman says, “It is the original lineup except for Greg Moore, who is filling in for Russell Barrett on bass.” Eh, close enough.
And there’s more — a certain ambient techno musician by the name of Ulrich Schnauss will be opening, and even joining the band for part of the performances. Schnauss is known to have been influenced by Chapterhouse and other early 90’s shoegazers, like Ride, Lush, and Slowdive.
Get the tickets at Ticketmaster, and watch this preview, from the November London performance, below. Full dates after the jump.
Chapterhouse 2010 Tour Dates:
03/18 – London, UK @ The Scala
04/06 – Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room Ebisu
04/08 – Osaka, JP @ Live & Bar 11
04/09 – Tokyo, JP @ Super Deluxe
05/01 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
05/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/06 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern, Seattle
05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
05/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine