Post-rock pioneers Slint will play their first UK shows since 2007 this winter. Their shows on the 28th November at Manchester's Albert Hall and on the 3rd December at London's Forum are both on sale now. Full details on both below...
Slint are also set to headline All Tomorrow's Parties final UK holiday camp festival this November alongside Loop, Mogwai, Shellac and many more. The last tickets for that event are on sale now.
Slint formed in 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky, with the idea of making music that sounded like plants. It members were Ethan Buckler, Britt Walford, and David Pajo. Brian McMahan was soon asked to join. They went on to record their first record, Tweez (1989,) with Steve Albini, after which Buckler left the band. Todd Brashear, a fan, then joined on bass. The band members all went to college, where the basic ideas for the songs that would make up its subsequent recordings, Spiderland (1990,) and an untitled single (recorded in 1989,) took shape. The following summer, the band practiced many hours, on many days of the week, and then recorded Spiderland that fall at the studio in downtown Chicago where Brian worked. Spiderland began selling a small, but noteworthy, amount, steadily and based solely upon word of mouth, until the present day. Slint, without Brashear, embarked on several “reunion” tours in 2005 and 2007, thanks to trailblazing promoter, Barry Hogan. Finally, Slint comes to make a very special appearance at ATP in 2013 and at selected headline shows.
MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL - 28th NOVEMBER:
VENUE: Albert Hall, Manchester
DATE: Thursday 28th November 2013
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £20.00 stbf
VENUE ADDRESS: 27 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0161 274 3103
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 14+
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
LONDON FORUM - 3rd DECEMBER:
VENUE: The Forum, London
DATE: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £25.00 stbf
VENUE ADDRESS: 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0207 428 4099
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Strictly Over 14s, Under 16s with adult (Photographic ID required to gain entry)
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm