Including A Date At The Engine Rooms In Southampton


After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Loz Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show-stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera, Field Day and Hyde Park BST supporting The Cure. Forming in 1988 they were defining act of the shoegaze scene and signed to Creation Records in 1989, they went on to release four albums: “Nowhere”, “Going Blank Again”, “Carnival Of Light” and “Tarantula”. In 2017 the band released their fifth album “Weather Diaries”.

Produced by Erol Alkan, the album “Weather Diaries” is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ’90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album thatís ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album is out now through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with Ride during the bandís early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ëNowhereí and produced itís follow up “Going Blank Again”.


The band have announced a string of four dates in the UK ahead of their appearance at Festival Number 6. The support comes from four-piece Peterborough band The Wytches and tickets can be purchased from the links below:

UK Tour
31/8/18 – Sheffield | Plug –
1/9/18 – Cardiff | Tramshed Cardiff –
5/9/18 – Southampton |Engine Rooms Southampton –
6/9/18 – Leamington | Leamington Assembly –

Ride Are
Mark Gardener – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Andy Bell – vocals, Lead Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Queralt – Bass
Laurence Colbert – Drums




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