Statement of Suede:
It's probably no surprise but we're going to have to put back the Coming Up anniversary shows until April 2021. After talking with the promoters and venues it's become clear that there's no way of putting on the shows we'd like to do while still guaranteeing the safety of the audience. Please hold on to your tickets as they’ll remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
The good news is that the postponement means that a) we can add a couple of shows that we couldn't fit in before, and b) they'll now take place exactly 25 years from Coming Up's release - much more numerically satisfying.
We hope you're all staying safe and well - see you in 2021!
BAND TO PLAY THEIR CLASSIC ALBUM COMING UP IN FULL
Praise for Coming Up:
‘Coming Up is their defiant reminder of what made Suede so special…this is Suede’s Ziggy Stardust’ - The TelegraphSuede are delighted to announce an extended run of European dates for October, including UK shows in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. The gigs will see the band playing their classic, third album Coming Up in full, as well as a generous smattering of hits and treats.
Upon its initial release in September 1996, Coming Up was heralded as a bold step for Suede and a determined move into pop, following the dark moods and tones associated with the band’s second album Dog Man Star. Coming Up was both a critical and commercial success and the album topped the UK album chart, as well as being nominated for the 1997 Mercury Prize.
Coming Up spawned five top ten singles in the UK and the success of the new, fizzy pop sound of Trash, Beautiful Ones, Saturday Night, Lazy and Filmstar made the record Suede’s most commercially successful to date. Many of the album’s key tracks are mainstays in the band’s live set to this day and the band’s front-man Brett Anderson has previously described Trash as being Suede’s defining song.
Suede’s most recent LP, 2018’s The Blue Hour completed a triptych of albums recorded by the band since they reformed and released Bloodsports in 2013. The album was met with widespread acclaim, ‘The sound of a band operating at full throttle’ (4* Q Magazine) and their UK tour in support of the record saw the band play some of their best received shows in recent years, ‘More stellar than ever’ (5* The Guardian).