Following the announcement of their first new album in over two decades, Ride is back today to announce several tour dates. In September the band will play a string of shows on the United States’ West Coast, and on October 2nd they will play a show in Mexico City. Two weeks ago, Ride shared details on their new album Weather Diaries, which is set for release on June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The band also shared a new video for the lead single from the album “Charm Assault.” Weather Diaries is available for pre-order on vinyl now in translucent red vinyl exclusively from the band’s store, black vinyl, CD or digitally with limited signed merch bundles.
Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, Weather Diaries is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ’90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced its follow up Going Blank Again.
After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day. In July, in addition to the newly announced September dates, they will play a string of North American shows with tickets available now.
Watch the new video for “Charm Assault” and pre-order Weather Diaries above, stream the previously released singles and find the album’s tracklist as well as upcoming tour dates below, and stay tuned for more from Ride soon.
Upcoming North American Shows:
7/16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival – Tickets
7/17 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall – Tickets
7/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale – Tickets
7/20 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Tickets
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA – Tickets
7/23 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I – Tickets
9/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/21 – SLC, UT @ Metro Music Hall – Tickets
9/23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom – Tickets
9/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre – Tickets
9/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore – Tickets
9/29 – Hollywood, CA @ Masonic Lodge – Tickets
10/2 – Mexico City, MEX @ Plaza Condesa