My Bloody Valentine never actually broke up. Those kingpins of shoegaze have just had a hard time following up their last album, 1991's immortal Loveless. After a decade spent between disinterest and downtime, Kevin Shields has reassembled the classic MBV band.
So, for the first time in 15 years, North American audiences will have the chance to watch My Bloody Valentine on stage. Reports from British reformation shows have recounted ridiculously-loud decibel levels, and setlists full of songs from their classic Loveless and Isn't Anything LPs.
New material is apparently being worked on, and supposedly —after Shields infamously scrapped several albums' worth of work in the mid-to-late-'90s— there's a new album on the way. But, let's not get too carried away; excessively-loud liveshows are, at this point, unexpected and amazing enough.
Pack your earplugs:
September 19-21: Monticello, NY - Kutshers Country Club (ATP New York)
September 22: New York, NY - Roseland
September 23: New York, NY - Roseland
September 25: Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh
September 27: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
September 30: San Francisco, CA - The Concourse
October 1: Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
October 2: Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium