Oxford Indie Band Ride Reunite For World Tour


British rock band Ride announce they’re reforming for a world tour next year, the tour will stop off in London, New York, Toronto and a few other cities.

The group is made up of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence ‘Loz’ Colbert and Steve Queralt.

Ride formed in 1988, they’re renowned for paving the way for acts such as Oasis and Primal Scream.

They released four albums, 1990’s Nowhere, 1992’s Going Blank Again, 1994’s Carnival Of Light, and 1996’s Tarantula. The band split in 1996 and moved on to other musical projects. Most notably Andy Bell became the bass player for Oasis in 2001 and was member of Beady Eye.

Bell said: “It’s going to be really cool. As we were all still friends, we always thought when the time was right we’d do it. And now the time is right.”

Frontman Mark Gardener added: “People bought our records first time round, but our music has grown in significance since we’ve been away… We want to give the people what they want. We’d be idiots to go out and play a new album, but that’s not to say we wouldn’t make new music.”

Gardener claims that “there are no plans as such” for a new album, although he’s “sure there will be writing because that’s what undoubtedly happen when we rehearse”.

Ride’s tour dates in full:

Glasgow Barrowland (May 22)
Manchester Albert Hall (May 23)
London Roundhouse (May 24)
Amsterdam Paradiso (May 26)
Paris Olympia (May 27)
Barcelona Primavera Festival (May 29)
Toronto DanForth Music Hall (June 2)
New York Terminal 5 (June 4)
London Field Day (June 7)