My Bloody Valentine Coming to North America
Published Apr 23, 2008Well, its finally happening: My Bloody Valentine are going to hit North American shores once again. For the first time in 16 years, the recently reunited shoegazer outfit will perform in the U.S., starting things off at the All Tomorrows Parties festival on the weekend of Sept. 19 to 21 at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, New York. Whats more, according to the Daily Swarm, the headlining festival performance will be followed by a short North American tour, where the band will hit up six to eight yet-to-be-named cities.
Only recently, sources close to My Bloody Valentine reported the group wouldnt be ready to play the U.S. by Aprils Coachella festival. But apparently the few extra months are ample time for the band to perfect their live chops and even allow them to curate a whole festival, which they will be doing with New Yorks ATP. However, no word yet if the My Bloody Valentine box set, thus far limited strictly to Japan, will come to North America, as well.
The last time Kevin Shields and co. performed in the U.S. was July 5, 1992, in L.A., but come Septembers ATP festival, they be joined by the following acts, with more expected to be announced shortly:
Built to Spill performing Perfect From Now On
Meat Puppets performing Meat Puppets II
Thurston Moore performing Psychic Hearts
Tortoise performing Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra
Edan with Dagha