Ride are celebrating 30 years of ‘Nowhere’ with Aussie tour in November and December

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Ride are celebrating 30 years of ‘Nowhere’ with Aussie tour in November and December

The shoegaze pioneers will be celebrating three decades of their iconic album by playing it in full.

Originally released in October 1990, Nowhere has been called one of the ‘greatest albums of the shoegaze genre’ by AllMusic and a ‘Masterpiece’ by Rolling Stone. Catch Ride when they come to Melbourne at The Forum on Wednesday, November 30.

Ride Nowhere 2022 Tour

  • Tuesday, November 29: The Gov, Adelaide
  • Wednesday, November 30: The Forum, Melbourne
  • Thursday, December 1: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • Friday, December 2: Princess Theatre, Brisbane
  • Sunday, December 4: Freo Social, Perth
  • Tuesday, December 6: The Studio, Auckland

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It has also featured in Top Albums of the 90’s and Top Albums Of All Time by Pitchfork and Spin respectively as well as the legendary reference book, ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.’

Ride were dubbed ’shoegazers’ by the British music press for their shy disposition and head down, focused concentration on their guitar pedals when playing live. Little did anyone expect the term to go on and create a new genre that would become one of the most enduring over the coming decades!

Combining the trembling distortion laid down by earlier influences like The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine and the Britpop invasion with more direct and simpler melodies and etherial vocals, Ride created a sound that was one of hopeless optimism.

Ride released their first album in 21 years called ‘Weather Diaries’ on Wichita Recordings in 2017, which received critical and commercial acclaim from the likes of Uncut, NME, MOJO and The Line of Best Fit. They followed it up in 2019 with ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ which saw the band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. The album landed at #7 in the UK, their highest chart position in 25 years!

On November 4, just in time for their Australian tour, Wichita Recordings will be re-issuingRide’s first four EPs (‘Ride, ‘Play’, ‘Fall’, and ‘Today Forever’), plus their seminal 1990 debut Nowhere, and feted 1992 album ‘Going Blank Again’ from their days on Creation Records.

Entitled ‘4 EPs’, the first four Ride EPs will be compiled onto one record for the first time ever and packaged as a beautiful gatefold album on double white vinyl. Pre orders are available now from here

Ride are also currently working on new material but until then make sure you get to one of the shows for a timely reminder of just how brilliant, how different, how influential, and how fundamental Ride were to what has since followed.

Tickets are on sale now, grab them here