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Ride announce North American summer tour dates

To coincide with the release of their first album in two decades

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    Photo by Andrew Ogilvy

    British shoegaze pioneers Ride are coming to North America for a handful of dates ahead of their first new album in 20 years. The band has lined up a short leg of concerts for the month of July, with Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia among the cities included on the upcoming itinerary.

    Due out this summer, Ride’s forthcoming album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 1996’s Tarantula. It features production from Erol Alkan (Franz Ferdinand, Kindness) and mixing from Alan Moulder, who worked on Ride’s first two LPs as well as releases from Arctic Monkeys and The Killers. Thus far, the UK outfit has teased the as-yet-untitled LP with a pair of songs in “Charm Assault” and “Home is a Feeling”.

    Check out the full schedule below. Update – April 5th: Ride have announced new US and Mexican tour dates for September and October.

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    Ride 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/21 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
    03/22 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
    03/24 – Glasgow, UK @ BBC Radio 6 Festival
    07/13 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
    07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    07/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale
    07/20 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
    07/23 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
    09/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
    09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
    09/23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
    09/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    09/29 – Hollywood, CA @ Masonic Lodge
    10/02 – Mexico City, MX @ Plaza Condesa

    In addition, Ride have put together a playlist of some of their influences, including Beach Boys, Cocteau Twins, Ennio Morricone, Boards of Canada, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M., The Stooges, and Public Enemy.

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