British shoegazers Ride have announced a series of five tour dates in North America this summer, starting off in Toronto, Ontario. Last month it was revealed that Ride will release a new album this summer via Wichita Recordings, their first album in nearly two decades. Along with news about the new album, they released two songs: ‘Charm Assault‘ and ‘Home Is A Feeling‘.
Lead singer Andy Bell stated on their first release, ‘Charm Assault‘: “[it’s]…a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and ‘Charm Assault’ feels like a natural continuation from our peak.” Whilst guitarist Mark Gardener speaking on the latter song, ‘Home Is A Feeling, said: “[like] returning home as dawn rises totally exhausted and spangled after a long…long…big, great night out.” Check out the dates below.
07-17 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
07-19 Boston, MA – Royale
07-20 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-22 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
07-23 Washington, DC – Sixth & I