Pioneering shoegaze legends RIDE will be appearing at Bedford Esquires on Wednesday the 20th of April 2022 for a very special show where they will be performing their classic album ‘Nowhere’ in full.
The Oxford 4 piece, who reformed in 2014 to headline the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, are touring the UK to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut LP. Featuring such timeless songs as ‘Dreams Burn Down’ and the amazing ‘Vapour Trail’, it was originally released in 1990 and is still widely heralded as one of the best albums of the decade, with Rolling Stone magazine calling it ‘a masterpiece’ and Pitchfork declaring it ‘one of shoegazing’s enduring moments’.
With dates at venues such as the Manchester Ritz and London’s Roundhouse Theatre long sold out, RIDE will be appearing at Esquires for the very first time as a ‘warm up’ show for their tour.
The gig came about when the venue asked Ride guitarist Andy Bell if he would support Stereolab when they played Bedford back in September 2021. Andy loved the venue and when the promoters asked if there was a chance he might return with Ride, he promised he would see if he could make it happen.
We are all huge Ride fans here at Esquires and we are absolutely ecstatic that the band have agreed to play our little venue. Tickets are £27.50 in advance, available from 10am Friday the 25th February from Seetickets.