Suede Announce London O2 Arena Gig
Suede have announced that they are to play a one-off gig at London's O2 Arena on December 7, the biggest UK indoor show of their career.
The Britpop band who originally split in 2003 after releasing five albums, recently played their first live gigs in seven years -- intimate warmups at at London's 100 Club on March 20 and Manchester Ritz on March 21 -- culminating at Roger Daltrey's Teenage Cancer Trust concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 24.
The five-piece led by famously androgynous singer Brett Anderson are guitarist Richard Oakes (Bernard Butler's replacement since 1994), keyboard player Neil Codling, bassist Mat Osman and drummer Simon Gilbert.
Suede said earlier this year that their reformation to headline the Teenage Cancer Trust gig would be a "one-off" -- but as 5,000 tickets for that show sold out in less than 10 minutes -- most fans will probably be glad that it wasn't.
Whether the band will now get together to write new songs to add to their canon -- which includes '90s anthems 'Animal Nitrate,' 'Trash' and 'Saturday Night' -- is anybody's guess. They've got eight months until their biggest British indoor show ever.
Tickets for the London 02 Arena, all priced at £30 ($45 US), go on sale at 9AM on Friday April 23.