The summer of Ride kicked off early last night when the reformed shoegaze act played its first full-band concert since announcing their reunion tour last November. Fittingly, the show took place in the band’s hometown of Oxford, England at the O2 Academy. The four-piece played a set full of classics like “Seagull” and “Vapour Trail”, as well as the live debut of “Black Nite Crash” from the 1996 post-breakup record Tarantula.
The set makes a great preview for the band’s upcoming slot at Coachella, where they’ll play this and next weekend. Ride will also issue a vinyl reprint of its career-spanning compilation album OX4 on Record Store Day (April 18th).
Below, watch fan footage of “Seagull”, “OX4”, “Drive Blind”, and “Dreams Burn Down” from last night’s performance.
Cool Your Boots
Black Nite Crash
Dreams Burn Down
Time of Her Time
Leave Them All Behind
Like a Daydream
Below, consult Ride’s full tour dates through September.
Ride 2015 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/14 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West at King Plow
05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/23 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
05/24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/27 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
05/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/04 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/06 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound
06/07 – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/20 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
07/17-19 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24-26 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/07-06 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival
09/04-05 – Stradbally, IR @ Electric Picnic