My Bloody Valentine reunites, announces new release and tour dates

The improbable has happened: Kevin Shields, the erstwhile frontman for My Bloody Valentine, has announced the band has regrouped and is readying a release for before the end of the year.

In a multi-part interview at Soft Focus, Shields confirms the reunion speculation that diehard fans have been talking about for months.

Says he:

We were making a record in the 90s, around when the band broke up in 1995…and I continued with Belinda [Butcher]. We kinda made most of an album….It’s going to be this ‘96/‘97 record half-finished record finished, and then a compilation of stuff we did before that in 1993–94, and a little bit of new stuff.

I pretty much know what the one that’s going to come out this year is going to sound like because its already pretty much 3/4’s done already…it sounds like what we sounded like – different but not radically different. People will go, “Yeah, it sounds like My Bloody Valentine.

Specifics of the release(s) remain sketchy, as MBV currently has no contract with any label. However, the band has announced the first three dates of their reunion tour: The Roundhouse in London on June 20th, The Apollo in Manchester on June 28th, and the Barrowland in Glasgow on July 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at See Tickets starting this Friday. English readers: that vibe you’re sensing is jealousy.

Any further reporting delves into rumor, but talk continues regarding further dates for the band, including a dare-to-dream headlining slot at Coachella. Will it happen? Who knows? Who thought even this much was possible?

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  1. Neomi Styer
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

  2. Posted April 27, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    We’d be happy if you attribute it back to us (with a link). Thanks!

    The show is tonight in Seattle!

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