SUEDE are to play York Barbican for the first time in 25 years on the closing night of their 2023 tour on March 15.
Tickets go on sale at yorkbarbican.co.uk and ticketmaster.co.uk at 9am on Friday, the day of release of the London band’s ninth studio album, Autofiction, their first since The Blue Hour in September 2018.
The following night (17/9/2022), Suede will be in Leeds for a sold-out gig at the Brudenell Social Club, presented by Leeds record store Crash Records in a ticket and new album bundle for £18.99.
Next March’s shows will combine Suede classics, hits and selections from Autofiction, climaxing with their first York Barbican appearance since April 23 1997.
The tour announcement follows a pair of secret shows performed under the guise of Crushed Kid, a conceit that saw singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes, bass player Mat Osman (brother of TV host Richard), drummer Simon Gilbert and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Neil Codling taking the “back to basics” nature of Autofiction to the extreme by playing live under a fake name.
Crushed Kid made their debut at London’s 300-capacity Moth Club, followed by a set at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. On both nights, fans were treated to a high-energy surprise preview of the new album in its entirety, with no greatest hits and no encore.
Recorded at Konk Studios in North London with producer Ed Buller for release on BMG, Autofiction is described by Anderson as “our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and ****-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess.”
The track listing is: She Still Leads Me On; Personality Disorder; 15 Again; The Only Way I Can Love You; That Boy On The Stage; Drive Myself Home; Black Ice; Shadow Self; It’s Always The Quiet Ones; What Am I Without You? and Turn Off Your Brain And Yell.