Saturday, June 22, 2024

Stereolab announce new world tour that hits the UK in June

Stereolab announce several remastered reissues and an extensive world tour, their first since 2009.

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The sophisticated analogue bubblegum electronic noodling of Stereolab has been sadly lacking from our lives for far too long. The beautiful ethereal otherworldliness of Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier’s avant-garde soundscapes are irresistibly charming with albums such as Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements and Dots and Loops being influential classics of a genre they invented.

Stereolab produce unique Situationist pop charged with an anarchic lyrical spirit, theirs is a literary musical canon that simply exudes effortless cool, Kraut-rock tinged beats creating a unique electro base over which the beautifully lilting gallic vocals of Lætitia Sadier drift. We challenge anyone to listen to the relentless energy of Emperor Tomato Ketchup‘s title track and not experience an all consuming sonic euphoria.

Musical adventurers can rejoice, as Stereolab are back this year with a series of remastered reissues of several of their albums, including all the aforementioned classics, and an extensive world tour that includes nine June dates in the UK. With no live performances since 2009, and none in the UK since 2008, this has been a long time coming and we now wait with hopeful baited breath for the announcement of a new album.

Full list of dates:


11 – Concorde 2, Brighton
12 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
15 – SWX, Bristol
16 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
18 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
19 – Albert Hall, Manchester
20 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
21 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds
22 – SWG3, Glasgow

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Giles Logan

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