Suede are an English alternative-rock outfit hailing from London - something which lead to them briefly becoming known as The London Suede for their ventures in the USA. Forming in 1989 the band quickly garnered huge amounts of attention (despite a lack of releases or commercial success) and were hailed as the best band in Britain in 1992.
In 1993 they released their eponymous debut album, which peaked at #1 in the UK Albums chart. They went on to release three more albums before the end of the millennium, two of which also managed to top the charts. Personal issues and drugs saw the band split in 2003, but after a lot of hype the band reform seven years for a series of concerts which continued on until 2011 and 2012.
Following the 2013 release of a brand new LP in 'Bloodsports', the band headed out for a handful of UK gigs, including Forest Live events, a Teenager Cancer Trust performance, and a stop in the O2 Academy Oxford.
'Night Thoughts', was released in January 2016, and their latest, 'The Blue Hour' dropped in September 2018, which they supported with tour dates all over the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Indie veterans Suede will tour the UK again in spring 2019, before headlining Pennfest this summer. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Suede has got to be THE band to see live at least once in your lifetime.
Although they are not as young as they used to be, the performance was full of energy and very involving. Highlights of the gig have got to be the many times Brett Anderson dived into the crowd!
I have always been a huge fan of Suede, even back when I was growing they inspired me to pick up a guitar and start playing! When I saw they were reforming for a new album and tour I simply had to go see them live. So glad I got the opportunity to watch a show again. It was no nonsense Suede and they really do seem to have improved with age. It was just great classic suede with old and new material. The time away appears to have done frontman Brett Anderson good as he was bounding around the stage like he had never been away!
Bursting with energy Suede did a magnificent job of taking me back 20 years to 'the good ol days'. As well as playing songs from the newer albums, there was a lot of the old favourites thrown in too, which was great for those of us who have been fans from the beginning. A full-on, non-stop barrage of hits, Brett's voice is still stunning and the band sound brilliant. One and a half hours flew by!
Mon 1st Oct 2018
With the release of 2016’s ‘Night Thoughts’, the second album following their reformation six years earlier, Suede managed to transcend the limitations of an album and create something bigger.