Without doubt the most exciting gig/festival next summer is going to be The Cure's 40th anniversary gig at Hyde Park, London on July 7th and Ride are on the bill. Whilst The Cure playing is something to celebrate, seeing Ride appearing on the same stage as Slowdive for the first time in over 25 years will make this the most memorable night of the year. Also on the bill are Interpol, Editors, Goldfrapp and Twilight Sad with more bands to be announced. Order tickets here. If my memory is correct Ride first played with The Cure in January 1991 (and again in Sept '16 at Bestival) the concert was filmed for TV and broadcast live on Radio 1. I remember Radio 1 DJ's introducing the bands on stage and Billy Bragg giving a long talk about the Gulf War. Ride that night were absolutely on top form, whilst their set was short they played with such urgency and the guitars sounded immense through the huge pa. I still have the recording of this set on my phone and it remains my favourite live recording of the band. Ride's performance was also briefly shown as part of The Brit awards that year, this was a time when such award ceremonies were incredibly conservative and never took risks so felt like a really big deal. Watch part of Ride's set below. Watch a section of The Cure's live set below. Read about the Wembley Arena gig here
Live gig streamed via the Amazon Facebook page and Twitch.tv to promote Weather Diaries during their US tour. Lannoy Point Charm Assault Cali Vapour Trail White Sands Weather Diaries All I Want Leave Them All Behind
Setlist: Lannoy Point Lateral Alice Seagull Unfamiliar Weather Diaries Cali Dreams Burn Down Twisterlla In A Different Place All I Want Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Leave Them All Behind Chelsea Girl
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Close My Eyes Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Support from Family Cat
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed OX4 Like A Daydream Chrome Waves Twisterella Perfect Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Dreams Burn Down Time Of Her Time Support from Pale Saints
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella Dreams Burn Down Time Of Her Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Seagull Close My Eyes Mouse Trap Support from Screamfeeder
Leave Them All Behind Like A Daydream Unfamiliar Beneath Dreams Burn Down Going Blank Again Vapour Trail Perfect Time Chrome Waves Taste Nowhere Seagull Time Of Her Time Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Slough Festival warm-up AIDS benefit support from Ratcat & Raintree County Image courtesy Mark Parrini
Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Drive Blind Furthest Sense Perfect Time Chelsea Girl Close My Eyes Ride Mind Fuck Supported by Kilbanes
Mark and Andy join Shaun Keaveny where they announce their reunion and future plans with Ride.
Leave Them All Behind Twisterella Polar Bear Seagull Unfamiliar OX4 Decay Cool Your Boots In a Different Place Black Nite Crash Time of Her Time Dreams Burn Down Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Nowhere Mouse Trap Chelsea Girl
Let's Get Lost 1000 Miles Like A Daydream You Give Me Sunshine Since Then Water On Water Twisterella From Time To Time Natural Grace At The End Of The Universe I Don't Know Where It Comes From Taste Birdman How Does It Feel To Feel? Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Support from Brainpool
Creation Records Vinyl LP White Label - CRE LP074 Seagull Kaleidoscope In A Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Some copies were issued with a press release including tour dates, suggested selling price, etc (below)
Polar Bear Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Vapour Trail In A Different Place Perfect Time Unfamiliar Nowhere Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Decay With Lush
Leave Them All Behind How Does It Feel To Feel? Like A Daydream Magical Spring From Time To Time Chelsea Girl I Don't Know Where It Comes From Only Now Twisterella Drive Blind Let's Get Lost Seagull Supporting Oasis Last UK gig for 20 years
All I Want remix by GLOK (Andy Bell) released as a single, originally appeared on US sites on 19th May. International release 25th May 2017. Download/streaming only.
Walk On Water Let's Get Lost Jailbird (Primal Scream) (tease) 1000 Miles I Don't Know Where It Comes From NOTES: BBC Radio 1 Mark Radcliffe Show live session. 'I Don't Know Where It Comes From' released on Vox cassette 'The Mark Radcliffe Sessions'.