Published Mar 16, 2010After two albums and a handful of singles, influential British shoegazers Chapterhouse broke up in 1994, spinning members off into acts such as Mojave 3 and Tunng. As previously reported, however, the band have reunited for a small batch of tour dates in North America and Japan.
According to a post on the newly minted Chapterhouse website, "The band has happily agreed to play a handful of shows in 2010 to give fans one last chance to see them play live. Although they are not reforming permanently, they are looking forward to playing together again for these few dates."
The reunion blossomed in 2008, when members performed a live version of "Love Forever" with shoegaze-loving electro whiz Ulrich Schnauss. From there, Chapterhouse started working on the full-fledged reunion, which has so far included headlining sold-out show in London last November.
Fortunately for Toronto fans, they will have one opportunity to see the group when they play the Horeshoe Tavern on May 1. This newly announced date joins a tour itinerary that also includes U.S. stops in Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Seattle. And yes, if you are in Japan, there are a few dates in Tokyo and Osaka as well. Tickets for the Toronto event will be available this Wednesday (March 17).
3/18 London, England - Scala
4/6 Tokyo, Japan - Ebisu Liquid Room *
4/8 Osaka, Japan - TBA *
4/9 Tokyo, Japan - Super Deluxe *
5/1 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
5/3 Brooklyn, NY - Bellhouse
5/5 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
5/6 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
5/7 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
5/8 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
* with Ulrich Schnauss