Mark Gardener To Play Ride Hits On Tour

3 May 2012 | 10:32 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Gardener will tour with band to celebrate 20 years since Going Blank Again.

Mark Gardener, former singer and vocalist with shoegaze pioneers Ride, will tour Australia with his full band in August, playing hits from his former band.

The tour will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ride's album Going Bank Again, their second album and follow-up to the seminal Nowhere. He'll be joined by Melbourne's iconic Underground Lovers and America's Sky Parade, who will be Gardener's backing band for the shows as well, for the shows.

Although Ride's early album were considered highlights of the genre, a gradual falling out between Gardener and fellow songwriter Andy Bell led to the band splitting in 1996 following the disastrous Tarantula album.

Gardener has kept up musical pursuits since leaving Ride, with The Animal House and as a solo album. He's also been a collaborator - in one guise or another - with the likes of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Robin Guthrie and The Morning After Girls.

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Tour dates are as follows:

Friday 3 August - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Saturday 4 August - The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 5 August - Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Watch the video for Leave Them All Behind, from Going Black Again which was penned by Gardner, below: