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LUSH Reform To Play The London Roundhouse in May 2016

posted Sep 28, 2015, 6:48 AM by Vu Nguyen
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members Emma Anderson (vocals/guitar), Miki Berenyi (vocals/guitar), and Phil King (bass) have announced details of their first live show in almost twenty years, playing London's prestigious Roundhouse venue on Friday May 6
th, 2016.

Tickets for the show go on sale on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 9am GMT via www.alt-tickets.co.uk/lush-tickets and are priced at £27.50.

Further worldwide shows will be announced soon.

Lush played their last show in Tokyo in September 1996.

"The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking," explained band member Miki Berenyi. "But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again."

Formed in London in 1988 by childhood friends Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush also included Chris Acland on drums and Phil King on bass (originally Steve Rippon who left in 1990), and were widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers of a sound that was to be christened "shoegaze."  The band signed to 4AD in 1989, and went on to release three full-length albums, an early mini-album, and a number of EP's and singles.  

4AD are releasing a vinyl reissue of Lush's "Best Of," Ciao! worldwide on November 27th, followed by a limited edition box set titled Chorus at the beginning of December. 

The box is a five-disc set, comprising the early compilation Gala (1990), the three studio albums Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996), and the B-sides collection Topolino (the Canadian version, also 1996), plus all manner of rarities (B-sides, radio sessions, remixes and demos, some previously unreleased).  The artwork for the boxset is by Chris Bigg, who, alongside design chief Vaughan Oliver, was responsible for the iconic 4AD covers in the Nineties.

Justin Welch, formerly of Elastica, will be playing drums for the live performances.

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