Former Ride frontman Mark Gardener has announced dates along the West Coast of the U.S. and in Australia that will find him playing material spanning his entire career — from Ride classics to solo material — while backed by Los Angeles’ Sky Parade, a series of dates meant to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Going Blank Again.
As we reported last month, the seminal British shoegazers — who were signed to Creation Records in the late ’80s — later this month will release an expanded reissue of their 1992 sophomore album that will packaged with the DVD debut of the 1992 VHS release “Going Blank Again: Live at Brixton Academy” featuring newly mixed and edited audio.
Now Gardener has booked shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles in June and will play three cities — Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne — in Australia this August, with additional shows expected in Japan and Germany, according to his website.
Mark Gardener + Friends tour dates:
June 15: Lunastrom Festival, Munich, Germany *
June 21: Live session at KEXP, Seattle, WA, USA
June 21: Barboza, Seattle, WA, USA
June 22: Star Theatre, Portland, OR, USA
June 23: Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 24: Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug. 3: The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, Australia
Aug. 4: Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Aug. 5: Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Dec. 8: Space Fest, Gdansk, Poland *
* Solo shows
Human League cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBrvd0Pb1_U