TOUR NEWS : Suede Add Extra Shows To March 2023 UK Headline Tour Due To Phenomenal Demand

Suede Add Extra Shows To March 2023 UK Headline Tour Due To Phenomenal Demand
Tickets On General Sale From 09:00am, Friday 7th October HERE

“one of the greatest comebacks of the 21st Century” NME

New Studio Album Autofiction Out Now via BMG
Listen & Order HERE

4th October 2022 – Following phenomenal demand, Suede have announced three additional dates across Bristol, Manchester and Leeds for their March 2023 headline tour. Their ninth studio album release Autofiction debuted at #2 in the UK Albums Chart, marking the band’s highest charting release since 1999’s Head Music with a wave of critical acclaim and excitement. Billed as a performance of classics, hits and tracks from Autofiction, the last remaining tickets are currently on sale with dates in Bath, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Brighton and London already sold out.
Suede have already confirmed a second headline show at Brixton Academy on March 26, 30 years after the band made their iconic debut performance at the London venue in May 1993.
Tickets for Bristol, Manchester and Leeds are on general sale from Friday 7th October, full dates and information is listed HERE.
Suede’s new album, which includes BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 playlist mainstays ‘She Still Leads Me On’ and ‘15 Again’, has received widespread critical acclaim. Autofiction has been heralded as “their best album in decades” by Uncut, “superb” by The Times, a “punchy, passionate comeback” by the Observer, “flamboyantly alive” by the Financial Times, “vital” by DIY Magazine, “wildly addictive” by Classic Pop, and “an album of the year and an album to treasure for life” by Louder Than War. MOJO praised “punk ferocity”, Record Collector championed “revitalisation” whilst the NME confirmed Suede, “icons reborn”.
The band’s aim was to create an album capturing the unique power and energy that exists between the band and their audience at gigs. A theme that’s resonated since the day they announced Autofiction, debuting the bold opening track ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live on stage at a surprise performance in Brussels that was live streamed for fans.
Following two special Autofiction launch shows at London’s Electric Ballroom on October 5th and 6th (both of which sold out in under 20 seconds upon announcement), in November Suede will return to America for the first time since 2011 for an anticipated co-headline tour with Manic Street Preachers.
Just ahead of Autofiction’s release Suede performed under the guise of Crushed Kid – an idea that saw the band taking the ‘back to basics’ nature of their new record to the extreme by playing live under a fake name. After sparking rumours following a week of mysterious online activity, including releasing new music under the moniker, Crushed Kid made their debut performance at London’s 300 capacity MOTH Club followed by a set at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. Fans were treated to a surprise preview of Suede’s ninth studio album in its entirety. No encore, no greatest hits. The set saw The Telegraph champion Suede “a band reborn” whilst the Evening Standard confirmed, “like all the best new bands, Crushed Kid left us wanting more”, The Guardian praised “a euphoric return”, and CLASH heralded the set an “unrelenting display of where Suede stand in 2022”.
Suede recently released a companion piece to the new album with their first short film production, Autofiction: A Short Film. Directed by Katie Lambert (MrMr Films) and created in collaboration with Suede, the production was described as “essential and immediate” by AnOther Magazine, and explores the complexities of memory, the perceived truth, communication and anxiety in human relationships. Themes at the core of Suede’s new album, which, as its title suggests, is one of Brett Anderson’s most personal records yet.
Autofiction has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be,” Anderson says. And where Suede want to be is, in a way, the same place as they were when they began 30 years ago – a group of people living off the raw sensation of creating music together in a room.
In a move that recalled their most formative years, the writing process saw Suede becoming like a new band again – lugging their own gear to a Kings Cross rehearsal space, collecting a key, setting up, and starting to play. Later recording live at Konk studios in North London, Suede teamed with long-time collaborator Ed Buller. Ed first worked with the band producing their debut single ‘The Drowners’, which sees its 30th anniversary this year.
Suede’s 2022 and 2023 UK live dates are detailed below.
October 2022 Intimate UK/EU Tour Dates
05 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
06 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
08 Melkweg – Oude Zaal, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
10 La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
11 Gloria-Theatre, Cologne SOLD OUT
12 Gruenspan, Hamburg SOLD OUT
March 2023 UK Headline Tour
3 The Forum, Bath SOLD OUT
4 UEA, Norwich SOLD OUT
6 G Live, Guildford
7 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
9 Albert Hall, Manchester SOLD OUT
10 Rock City, Nottingham SOLD OUT
11 O2 Academy, Sheffield
13 Music Hall, Aberdeen
14 O2 Academy, Glasgow
15 Barbican, York
17 O2 City Hall, Newcastle
18 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool SOLD OUT
20 Dome, Brighton SOLD OUT
21 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
22 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
24 O2 Guildhall, Southampton
25 O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
26 O2 Academy Brixton, London EXTRA DATE
28 Bristol O2 Academy 1 EXTRA DATE
29 Manchester Albert Hall EXTRA DATE
30 Leeds O2 Academy EXTRA DATE

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