Slowdive Announce Fall Tour Dates, Perform “Sugar For the Pill” at a Shuffleboard Parlor for NPR

Slowdive Out Now via Dead Oceans

Jun 13, 2017
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Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive released a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, last month via Dead Oceans. It was our Album of the Week. Now the band have announced some new North American tour dates for this October and November. They have also done one of NPR Music's Field Recording Sessions, where they were filmed performing "Sugar For the Pill" at Royal Palms Shuffleboard in Brooklyn. Watch that below too.

Read our review of Slowdive.

Read our Album of the Week post on Slowdive.

Read our interview with Slowdive's Rachel Goswell about the making of the album.

If you're an Under the Radar Patreon supporter then revisit our 2003 interview with Slowdive.

Previously they had shared "Star Roving," the video for "Sugar For the Pill," and a remix of "Sugar For the Pill" by Avalon Emerson, a DJ/producer originally from San Francisco.

Slowdive's last album was 1995's Pygmalion. Slowdive broke up that year, although some of the members went on to form Mojave 3. The band reformed in 2014 and began playing shows again. The band's full line-up is back: Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals), and Simon Scott (drums, electronics).

Slowdive was recorded at The Courtyard in Oxfordhsire and mixed at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound by Chris Coady (Beach House). Halstead had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "When you're in a band and you do three records, there's a continuous flow and a development. For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record."

We interviewed Slowdive's Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell in 2014 about the reunion and posted various articles on the band. Read our print magazine article on Slowdive's reunion. Read our separate interviews with Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell about the reunion. Finally read our interview with Halstead and Goswell about the bands that inspired Slowdive.

Slowdive Tour Dates:

Fri. June 16 - Sun. June 18 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Sat. July 1 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thurs. July 6 - Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
Fri. July 7 - Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Sun. July 9 - Six Four Les Plages, France@ Pointu Festival
Fri. July 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Fri. July 28 - South Korea @ Valley Rock Festival
Sun. July 30 - Tahar Shi, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sat. Aug 19 - Trondheim, Norway @ Pstereo Festival
Fri. 25 August - Switzerland @ Nox Orae Festival
Sat. Aug 27 - Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
Thu. Aug. 31 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sat. Sept 2 - Milano, Italy @ Un Altro Festival
Thu. Sept 7 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barby Club
Fri. Sep 15 - Sat. 16 Sept - Angers, France @ Levitation Fest
Sun. Sep 17 - Birmingham, UK @ Beyond the Tracks Festival
Fri. Sept 29 - Dortmund, Germany @Way Back When Festival
Sat. Sept 30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ DR Koncerthuset
Mon. Oct 2 - Warsaw, Poland - @ Palladium
Tues. Oct 3 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxley's
Weds. Oct 4 - Hamburg, Germany @Uebel & Gefaehrlich
Fri. Oct 6 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. Oct 7 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
Mon. Oct 9 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Tues. Oct 10 - Manchester, UK @Albert Hall
Weds. Oct 11 - Leeds, UK @ Town Hall
Fri. Oct 13 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
Mon. Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
Wed. Oct. 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
Thu. Oct. 26 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 28 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater 
Wed. Nov. 1 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden
Sat. Nov. 4 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
Sun. Nov. 5 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Tue. Nov. 7 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Wed. Nov. 8 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Thu. Nov. 9 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall
Fri. Nov. 10 - Toronto, ON @ CANADA @ Massey Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 - New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 12 - New York City, NY @ Terminal 5 
Tue. Nov. 14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
Wed. Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Nov. 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head
Fri. Nov. 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

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