Lush Reform To Play The Roundhouse In May 2016

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First Live Show In Nearly 20 Years On Friday 6th May 2016.

Legendary pioneering shoegaze outfit Lush have announced their first show in nearly twenty years. The tickets for the show, which takes place on May 6th 2016 at London’s Roundhouse, will cost £27.50 and go on sale on Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 9am via alt.tickets.co.uk. More shows will be announced shortly.

“The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking,” explained band member Miki Berenyi. “But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”

Lush formed originally in 1988 in London by friends Emma Anderson and Mikki Berenyi, and were quickly joined by Chris Aclund on drums and Phil King on bass. They became pioneers of shoegaze along with the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Swervedriver. The group signed to 4AD in 1989, and over the course of their career released three full-length albums, a number of EPs and singles, and an early mini album. 4AD also plan to release a vinyl reissue of the group’s ‘best-of’ compilation Ciao! in November, followed by a limited edition box set titled Chorus at the beginning of December.

Chorus will be a five disc set, comprising the early compilation Gala (1990), the three studio albums Spooky (1992), Split (1994), and Lovelife (1994), along with the b-sides compilation Topolino (the Canadian version, 1996), plus a raft of b-sides and rarities. The artwork is by Chris Bigg, who, alongside design chief Vaughan Oliver, was responsible for the iconic 4AD covers in the Nineties.

Justin Welch, formerly of Elastica, will be playing drums for the live performances.

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