Lush reunite for first live show in almost 20 years

Shoegazers Lush have finally announced that they’ll be making their comeback after nearly 20 years for a gig in London next year.

Having split in 1998, Lush have reunited and will play their first show since they played Tokyo in September 1996. Following the death of drummer Chris Acland who sadly died in 1996, Elastica’s Justin Welch will take over the drumming responsibilities. The gig will see them play London’s Roundhouse on May 6. They have also confirmed a world tour will be announced shortly.

Speaking on the news, member Miki Berenyi said: “The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking, but we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”

The band’s label 4AD will be releasing a compilation of the band’s best hits, entitled Ciao!, in November. This ‘best of’ will be available on vinyl and will be followed by a 5-disc box-set, titled Chorus, in December.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am this Wednesday (September 30).

Lush play:

May
6 – London, Roundhouse