The Breeders are playing live together for the first time in nearly 20 years and will be coming to the UK for three special shows this June.
Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England, near Manchester. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played at Glastonbury. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record ‘Last Splash’.
Released August 30, 1993, reviewers described ‘Last Splash’ as “effervescent,” “blistering,” “incoherent.” At its centre is the infectiously appealing, instantly recognisable ‘Cannonball’. Propelled in part by the video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze. After more than two years of touring, they played their last show on September 5, 1994, at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles.
In 2013, they will play together again for the first time and to celebrate this April 4, will release ‘LSXX’, a Deluxe Anniversary Edition of Last Splash. June will also see The Breeders performing at ATP at Camber Sands.
June 17 – Glasgow, O2 ABC Tickets
June 18 – Manchester, RITZ Tickets
June 19 – London, FORUM Tickets