The reunited Belly — Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses, post-Breeders alt-rock outlet — will release its first album in 23 years this May, an 11-song collection that’s being previewed by first single “Shiny One” and will be supported by U.S. and U.K. tours later this year.
The new album Dove is the band’s third, and the follow-up to 1995’s King. It’s due out May 4. Below, you can hear the first single, which Donelly says “the first completely collaborative song we’ve ever done.”
In announcing the new record, Donelly discusses how the reunion came about:
“We had just gotten to the point where we were just missing each other, and missing the music. The music I’ve been doing in the past several years has been very collaborative, which made me kind of homesick for Belly; I missed that sense of having a band.”
The band — also featuring Chris and Tom Gorman, and Gail Greenwood — will appear at the Boston Calling festival in late May, then embark on a U.K. tour throughout June, followed by a run of U.S. dates in August, September and October.
Hear the new single, and check out the album’s tracklist and tour dates below.
Playlist: Belly, Dove
2. “Shiny One”
3. “Human Child”
5. “Suffer The Fools”
7. “Army of Clay”
8. “Stars Align”
Belly tour dates:
June 9: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
June 10: SWX, Bristol, UK
June 11: Glee Club, Cardiff, UK
June 12: The Ritz, Manchester, UK
June 13: Beckett, Leeds, UK
June 14: Playhouse, Whitley Bay, UK
June 16: O2ABC, Glasgow, UK
June 17: Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
June 18: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
June 19: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
June 20: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
May 26: Boston Calling, Cambridge, MA
Aug. 8: Teragram, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 9: Teragram, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 10: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 11: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
Aug. 12: Neptune, Seattle, WA
Aug. 22: Port City, Portland, ME
Aug. 25: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 26: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 28: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 29: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 4: Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Oct. 5: Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 6: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
New Belly and Breeders releases in the same week, what were the odds of that? And a great single at that!
This is the one I’ve been waiting for. Belly is back! Belly is back!