Suede announced their headline UK tour dates for March 2023 back in September last year, performing classics, hits and tracks from their forthcoming album, Autofiction, due for release September 16. The tour began at Bath’s Forum on March 3 and conclude at O2 Academy Brixton on March 25, 30 years after Suede made their iconic debut performance at the London venue in May 1993. Last night they performed in Manchester, full gallery below.

Formed in London in 1989, Suede was created by singer-songwriter Brett Anderson and bassist Mat Osman, longtime school friends who were joined by Anderson’s university girlfriend Justine Frischmann and later Bernard Butler as guitarists.

The band got its start playing small gigs in Camden Town. Even before they released any music, Suede grew popular from word of mouth and good press from magazines about their electrifying live shows.

After a couple of years, Frischmann departed to start the group Elastica and drummer Simon Gilbert came on board. Suede’s first single The Drowners arrived in 1992 and was a moderate success, with their second single Metal Mickey following and reaching No.17 in the UK charts. Shortly after, Suede signed to Sony’s Nude Records label.

In 1993, as Anderson sparked controversy with comments about his sexual orientation, the androgynous indie rockers broke through with their No.7-charting third single, Animal Nitrate. When Suede released their self-titled debut album later that year it landed them at No.1 on the UK albums charts and at the forefront of the Britpop scene. (Original Source Ticketmaster – Tickets Here)

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