Suede is set to hit the road in March 2023 for a flagship UK tour.
Ahead of the release of their 10th studio album ‘Autofiction’, the band have confirmed that the trek will begin at Bath’s Forum on March 3 and end at the O2 Academy Brixton on March 25.
It’s been 30 years since Suede made its iconic debut in London in May 1993.
Suede are delighted to announce that they will be touring the UK in 2023 performing songs from the forthcoming AUTOFICTION album as well as hits from their dazzling back catalog.
— Suede HQ (@suedeHQ) September 12, 2022
The news follows a pair of secret shows that Suede performed under the guise of Crushed Kid – an idea that saw Suede take the “back to basics” nature of Autofiction to the extreme by performing live under a fake name.
After sparking rumors after a week of mysterious activity online, including the release of new music as Crushed Kid, Crushed Kid made their debut at London’s 300-capacity MOTH Club, followed by a set at the Deaf Institute in Manchester.
Tickets go on general sale September 16.
The full list of tour dates is as follows:
3 – The Forum, Bath
4 – UEA, Norwich
6 – G Live, Guildford
7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
9 – Albert Hall, Manchester
10 – Rock City, Nottingham
11 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
13 – Music Room, Aberdeen
14 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
15 – Barbican, York
17 – O2 Town Hall, Newcastle
18 – Philharmonie, Liverpool
20 – Dome, Brighton
21 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
22 – St. David’s Room, Cardiff
24 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
25 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
According to a press release, the band – along with Brett, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling – have gone “back to basics” for their latest feature.
Speaking of the project, Brett says, “’Autofiction’ is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and bullshit exposed; the group itself exposed in all its primitive disorder…
“‘Autofiction’ has a natural freshness to it, it’s where we want to be.”
Mat adds: “When we were rehearsing and writing this record, it was a real physical rush. This thing that you cling to for life.
‘Autofiction’ – Suede’s first album since 2018’s ‘The Blue Hour’ – is out September 16 and available for pre-order now. The band will also play a series of intimate UK and European tour dates in October.