My Bloody Valentine have announced a trio of headline shows for early next year.
In a way, the time has never been better for a new My Bloody Valentine album. A swathe of newcomers are aping their sound, attempting to replicate the whirlwind of noise Kevin Shields can coax from his array of guitar pedals.
So it's only appropriate that the shoegaze pioneers return to show us how it's done. With a new album seemingly on the way, My Bloody Valentine have outlined plans for a trio of live dates in 2013.
Opening in Glasgow on March 9th, the band will play the city's historic Barrowlands venue. Hitting Manchester the following night, the shows end with a one off London date at the Hammersmith Apollo on March 12th. Tickets for the London show go on sale at 9am on December 12th.
Chatting to the NME recently, leader Kevin Shields explained that new material could see the light of day before the end of the year. Speaking to the magazine, the guitarist said: "I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something. Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than 'Loveless'. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary."
My Bloody Valentine are set to play the following shows:
9 Glasgow Barrowlands
10 Manchester Apollo
11 London Hammersmith Apollo