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Published on June 11th, 2014 | by Brian Coney


Slint announce long-awaited Belfast show


As part of a forthcoming European leg of their tour to promote the deluxe reissue of their landmark 1991 album, Spiderland, Louisville post-rock legends Slint have announced their long-awaited debut Belfast show, set to take place in the altogether intimate Limelight 2 on Monday, August 18.

The show – in association with yours truly –  will see Slint return to Ireland for the first time since their 2007 appearance at Dublin’s Tripod. Having first reunited back in 2005 to curate All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands, the band regrouped again in 2007 before disbanding once more until December last year.

In our interview with him back in March, the band’s frontman, Brian McMahan, said: “We don’t have this big touring and production machine is always running but when we get the opportunity to do a gig, it’s usually just spare of the moment. Belfast, though – we would love come. Let’s see what happens there.”

Tickets are for Slint’s Belfast show – priced at £18.50 & booking fee – will be available to purchase via Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster outlets and Katy’s Bar this Friday, April 13. We’ve a funny feeling this one might sell out, so be quick.

Read our aforementioned interview with Brian McMahan here, check out our Spiderland feature here, have a peek at Joe Laverty’s photos from our screening of Lance Bangs’ Slint documentary Breadcrumb Trail at Belfast’s The Garrick in March here and listen to Spiderland in full below. We hear it’s pretty good.

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