My Bloody Valentine ATP sideshows

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.

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My Bloody Valentine sideshows:

Monday, February 18 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday, February 20 – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane

Friday, February 22 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne