Suede Calls It A Career
Veteran U.K. rock act Suede is splitting.Veteran U.K. rock act Suede is splitting. According to a post on its official Web site, band members will go their separate ways after completing scheduled upcoming European tour dates, which run through mid-December.
"Suede would like to announce that from next year they will be working on their own individual projects," the site says. "There will not be a new studio album until the band feel that the moment is artistically right to make one. This announcement does not affect the forthcoming touring commitments. Suede would like to thank the fans for their wonderful support over the years. See you in the next life."
One of the paragons of the mid-'90s Britpop scene, Suede made a huge splash with its self-titled 1993 debut, which rode three hit singles to become the fastest-selling debut in U.K. history. Sophomore album "Dog Man Star" was a darker, cinematic smorgasbord whose creation caused a rift between vocalist Brett Anderson and founding guitarist/songwriter Bernard Butler, the latter having left the band shortly before the disc's 1994 release.
Replacing Butler with 18-year-old prodigy Richard Oakes, the band soldiered on and returned to the top of the U.K. charts with 1996's "Coming Up." 1999's "Head Music" and last year's "A New Morning" rounded out Suede's catalog, and the band recently summarized its career by playing each album in its entirety over the course of a week-long residency at the London Institute of Contemporary Art.
Here are Suede's tour dates:
Nov. 18: Vitoria, Spain (Wintercase Festival)
Nov. 20: Barcelona (Wintercase Festival)
Nov. 21: Valencia, Spain (Wintercase Festival)
Nov. 22: Madrid (Wintercase Festival)
Nov. 29: Oslo (Rockefeller)
Dec. 4: Dublin (Ambassador Theatre)
Dec. 5: Belfast (Waterfront Hall)
Dec. 7: Glasgow (Academy)
Dec. 8: Manchester, England (Academy)
Dec. 9: Bristol, England (Academy)
Dec. 11: Birmingham, England (Academy)
Dec. 12: Brixton, England (Brixton Academy)
Dec. 13: London (Astoria)