Suede have announced three UK headline shows will be added to their 2023 Autofiction tour through December at Electric Brixton.
The news arrives as Suede’s scheduled performances at O2 Academy Brixton on 15th and 16th December are cancelled.
Bookings will be refunded to all fans in full automatically. To minimise disappointment for fans who already booked travel and accommodation around the dates, Suede will now be playing three shows at Electric Brixton on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December.
Tickets for the newly announced shows at Electric Brixton will be on general sale from 09:00 BST Friday 14th July here. Pre-sale access will be available from 09:00 BST on Thursday 13th July.
The December gigs will meet huge demand surrounding the success of Suede’s ninth studio album Autofiction, and their entirely sold-out March 2023 headline tour. Debuting at #2 in the UK Albums Chart and marking Suede’s highest charting LP since 1999’s Head Music, the album was released to widespread critical praise and excitement.
On the penultimate night of the first leg of the Autofiction tour, 29th March 2023, Suede surprised fans in Manchester performing a very special set to mark 30 years since the day of the release of their classic self-titled debut album. A rare set list included eight songs from their debut album-era in ‘She’s Not Dead’, ‘Breakdown’, ‘Moving’, ‘Pantomime Horse’, ‘Animal Nitrate’, ‘So Young’, ‘Metal Mickey’ and ‘My Insatiable One’. As well as other much-loved classics, hits, and tracks from Autofiction.
Suede then announced details of a new project titled Suede30. A timely reminder how the band’s debut album had such a powerful and transformative effect on British music from the outset. Their visceral and elegant songwriting led to an instant critical and commercial triumph. Suede’s eponymous debut shot to #1 in the UK Album Charts upon its release selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK at that time. Special limited edition 30th anniversary releases, newly mixed and mastered presenting the band’s classic self-titled debut album in the best sounding way possible in 2023, are due for release from 7th July 2023. Pre-order here.
With their new studio LP, Autofiction, Suede’s aim was to create an album capturing the unique power and energy that exists between the band and their audience at gigs. A theme that has resonated since the day they announced the album, debuting the bold opening track ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live on stage at a surprise performance in Brussels that was live streamed for fans. This theme continued as Suede performed two secret shows under the guise of Crushed Kid – an idea that saw the band take the ‘back to basics’ nature of Autofiction to the extreme playing live under a fake name. Fans were treated to a high-energy preview of the album in its entirety. No encore, no greatest hits. The set saw The Telegraph champion “a band reborn”, The Guardian praised “a euphoric return”, and CLASH heralded the set an “unrelenting display of where Suede stand”.
Suede are currently mid-way through a summer festival run that will see performances at Spain’s Vida Festival, Musica En Grande, Visor Fest and Ciclo De Las 1001 Músicas, Denmark’s Smukfest, Flow Festival in Finland and more. Full tour dates and tickets are available at: www.suede.co.uk.
09 Winter Gardens, Eastbourne
10 Engine Shed, Lincoln
11 Guildhall, Portsmouth
13 The Halls, Wolverhampton
15 Electric Brixton, London
16 Electric Brixton, London
17 Electric Brixton, London