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My Bloody Valentine Announces First Live Performance in Four Years


Back in 2013, My Bloody Valentine released m b v, their first studio album in 22 years, and there was much rejoicing. (It was one of our picks for the year’s best records.) They toured it, to great acclaim, in North America and Europe, and then… went right back to not being a band for four years. Well, now there’s some good news: they’re playing their first live show since that tour, with an appearance at the one-day Sonicmania festival in Japan. Marshemello and Nine Inch Nails are also on the bill, and oh look, here’s a trailer for the festival (and its sister fest, the two-day Summer Sonic):

The summer gig follows the recent vinyl reissues of the band’s first two albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless, and precedes the release of their as-yet-untitled fourth record, which frontman Kevin Shields promised Pitchfork will “one hundred percent” be released this calendar year. So, y’know, at least there’s that to look forward to.