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Slowdive Announce New 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

everything is alive Out Now via Dead Oceans

Dec 06, 2023 Photography by Ingrid Pop
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Legendary ’90s shoegazers Slowdive released a new album, everything is alive, back in September via Dead Oceans. Now they have announced some new 2024 U.S. tour dates. They go down next April and May. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 8, at 10 a.m. local time. Check them all out below.

Slowdive’s line-up remains Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals), and Simon Scott (drums, electronics).

Everything is alive is the band’s first new album in six years. Previously Slowdive shared the album’s first single, “kisses,” via a music video. “Kisses” was one of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared its second single, “skin in the game,” and third single, “the slab.” Both tracks made our Songs of the Week list in a special playlist we put together. The album’s fourth single, “alife,” was shared via an animated music video and also made our Songs of the Week list.

Halstead had this to say about “kisses” and the album as a whole in a previous press release: “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now. The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

Everything is alive is the band’s fifth album and the follow-up to 2017’s self-titled album, which was their first full-length album in 22 years and first since the band reformed. It was #4 on our Top 100 Albums of 2017 list.

The new album is dedicated to Goswell’s mother and Scott’s father, as they both died in 2020. “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally,” Goswell said in the previous press release.

The record began with Halstead acting as writer and producer, working from home, and he initially saw the album as a “more minimal electronic record,” but once the rest of the band got involved it became more aligned with their signature shoegaze/dream-pop sound.

“As a band, when we’re all happy with it, that tends to be the stronger material. We’ve always come from slightly different directions, and the best bits are where we all meet in the middle,” Halstead said.

Goswell added: “Slowdive is very much the sum of its parts. Something unquantifiable happens when the five of us come together in a room.”

The album was recorded over the course of several years, starting in 2020 at Courtyard Studio, where the band have recorded before, but also in various other places. Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs, Alvvays, SZA) mixed the album in 2022.

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.

Slowdive’s last album of their original run 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.

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:

Thu. Dec. 7 - Asunción, PY @ Primavera Sound
Sun. Dec. 10 - Bogotá, CO @ Road to Primavera
Tue. Jan. 16 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Wed. Jan. 17 - Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Thu. Jan. 18 - Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Sat. Jan. 20 - Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Sun. Jan. 21 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Mon. Jan. 22 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Tue. Jan. 23 - Stockholm, SE @ Munchenbryggeriet
Wed. Jan. 24 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Thu. Jan. 25 - Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Sat. Jan. 27 - Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Sun. Jan. 28 - Prague, CZ @ Divaldo Archa
Mon. Jan. 29 - Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
Tue. Jan. 30 - Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
Wed. Jan. 31 - Milan, IT @ Alcatraz Club
Fri. Feb. 2 - Bologna, IT @ Estragon Club
Sun. Feb. 4 - Lyon, FR @ La Transbordeur
Mon. Feb. 5 - Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
Tue. Feb. 6 - Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
Thu. Feb. 8 - Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale
Fri. Feb. 16 - Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
Sat. Feb. 17 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Sun. Feb. 18 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute Birmingham
Mon. Feb. 19 - Norwich, UK @ LCR UEA
Wed. Feb. 21 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy Liverpool
Thu. Feb. 22 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK @ NX
Fri. Feb. 23 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
Sat. Feb. 24 - Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Room
Mon. Feb. 26 - Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff University Great Hall
Tue. Feb. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
Mon. Mar. 11 - Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu Pit
Wed. Mar. 13 - Osaka, JP @ Namba Hatch
Thu. Apr. 25 - Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater
Fri. Apr. 26 - Pomona,CA @ The Fox Theater Pomona
Sat. Apr. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sick New World Festival
Sun. Apr. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Tue. Apr. 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theater
Wed. May 1 - Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver
Fri. May 3 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Sat. May 4 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Sun. May 5 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Tue. May 7 - Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
Wed. May 8 - Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
Fri. May 10 - Dallas, TX @ Longhorn Ballroom
Sat. May 11 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Sun. May 12 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Tue. May 14 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
Thu. May 16 - Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
Fri. May 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sun. May 18 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit

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