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My Bloody Valentine ATPsideshows

My Bloody Valentine have added a trio of sideshows to their forthcoming headline slot at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the Melbourne suburb of Altona.

The iconic outfit will play shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (February 18), Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre (February 20) and Melbourne’s Palace Theatre (February 20). It’ll mark their first performances in Australia in more than two decades, with the band last performing at Melbourne’s Prince of Wales in 1991.

My Bloody Valentine’s two albums 1988’s Isn’t Anything and 1991’s Loveless defined the shoegaze sound with their onslaught of overwhelming volume and churning guitars. Struggling to record a follow up, the band disappeared before Kevin Shields along with Bilinda Butcher, Debbie Googe and co-founder Colm Ó Cíosóig made a triumphant return to the live scene in 2008.

Earlier this year Shields revealed plans for a follow-up to Loveless, as well as an EP of new material. “We never broke up, technically; I left the band for legal reasons once, I had to,” he told Pitchfork. “But other than that, I’ve always said that we were going to make a record again. You never know, we might finish it really quickly, and it might be up in a few months! I tend to work really quickly, suddenly, and I might be willing to do that right now. We’ll see!”

The first day of ATP’s Drones-curated “I”ll Be Your Mirror”, featuring My Bloody Valentine, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Swans and Thee Oh Sees, has already sold out. Tickets for the sideshows on sale Thursday, October 18, 12pm.

Related: Is Loveless overrated?

My Bloody Valentine sideshows:

Monday, February 18 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, February 20 – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Friday, February 22 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne

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luxembourgerqueen said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

I'd definitely go to the Sydney show but it's 18+ I'm assuming?


Aidan1234567 said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

every show at the enmore is AA
i will definitely be at this one


humanracin said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Brisbane show!?
WhatTheFuckityFuck! :)))


Demosthenes said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Can I follow Godspeed down the coast, then MBV back up? Hmmmm.


Evil_bob said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

ooooohhhhh yes. going to atp but won't be missing this.


Aidan1234567 said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

$99 far out, thats stretching it a bit


tyler07 said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Farrrrrrrrrrrk, why am I back on prac and broke?!?!?!!?!! Fuckfuckfuckfuck!


luxembourgerqueen said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Ticketek says tickets go on sale Thu 11 Oct 2012 10:00AM so will that be for a presale or what?

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Remember your earplugs kids!


humanracin said on the 2nd Oct, 2012

Yeah a friend of mine just told me to do the same thing.
He described the last time he saw them as being directly under a plane taking off...


AndyLedHead said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

Damn, I was hoping they'd stick true to their ATP only MBV show.


grattan said on the 15th Jan, 2013

Urgent update my bloody valentine fans in Melbourne. THERE ARE ONLY 35 TIX REMAINING TO THE MELBOURNE PALACE SHOW FRIDAY FEB 22