2016 Reunion - A Look Back

This page is only an overview. More details about the
reunion can be found throughout site, in these sections:
 
PRESS
Recorded Interviews
Print Articles & Interviews
Music Reviews
Live Reviews
 
VIDEO
Live Shows
Music Video
 
GIGOGRAPHY
2016
 
BAND NEWS
2015-2016
PHOTOS
Promo
Facebook
Instagram
Shows
 
DISCOGRAPHY
Ciao! Best Of
Blind Spot EP
Chorus CD Box Set
Origami Vinyl Box Set    
 
MEMORABILIA
Tour Posters
Merchandise

 

The Start:

September 28, 2015 Band Announcement:

We’ve been away for ages and ages, but we’re really excited to announce that we’re finally ready to reform as Lush. For all the fans who have been pestering us to do this: thanks so much for your patience and support! We wish it could have been sooner but, for many years, it was just too painful to contemplate without Chris, and then all kinds of life-changing commitments made it impossible. Now, at last, the three of us are in the right place at the right time to play music together again.

To celebrate our return, 4AD will be putting out a vinyl edition of our ‘best of’ compilation Ciao! (limited copies will be coloured red) and a box set of (very nearly) everything we ever released along with a selection of rarities, sessions and demos. We'll be playing the Roundhouse in London on 6 May 2016 – tickets will go on sale at 9am on 30 September – so you've got plenty of time to regrow your shoey fringe. Chris's old friend from back in the day, Justin Welch (Elastica), will be on drums. There’s more information to come, so please keep in touch…

Lots of love, Miki, Emma and Phil

4AD Reissues:

 

Ciao!  Best-Of compilation, double LP on red vinyl
Chorus  5-CD box set: Gala, Spooky, Split, Lovelife, Topolino + unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes, rarities
Origami  5-LP multi-colored vinyl box set: Gala, Spooky, Split, Lovelife, Topolino

New Music:

Blind Spot 4-track EP

Live Shows:

31 performances in UK, Europe, North America

The End:

November 15, 2016 Band Announcement:

It’s been a fantastic year for Lush. We received an incredible reception to our Blind Spot EP and the three beautiful career-spanning 4AD releases, sold out two Roundhouse shows, toured North America with great success and had a ball at our European festival appearances. It’s been wonderful to revisit our old music and to create new material.

However, it is now time for us to return to our families and homes, and bring our time together as a band to a close. We offer heartfelt thanks to all our fans – this reunion would never have happened without your overwhelming support and dedication.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that, for our last-ever performance at Manchester Academy on November 25th, Emma, Miki and Justin will be joined by former 4AD label mate Michael Conroy, bass player for Modern English. As with Justin’s involvement, Michael playing with Lush has a special significance for us as he was a very close friend of Chris’s.

Fan reaction to the announcement

 

 

First New Music in 20 Years

   

Four track EP 'Blind Spot'
Available on CD or 10" Vinyl, April 15, 2016 in the UK, April 22 in the US

The four tracks were recorded in the summer of 2015 with Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys).

Talking about the recording of the EP, Miki Berenyi commented: "It certainly took sometime to come together, but once we were in the studio, everything came together incredibly quickly. It was great fun! It's been a long time since I've written Lush lyrics, and I realised early on with this EP that what I wrote about then is not what I feel comfortable writing about now. My perspective, and what is close to my heart, has changed, and I think that's conveyed in the songs."

Bassist Phil King added:"I know I’m biased, but I work for a music magazine, and I hear music all day and so much sounds non-descript or derivative. But Emma just has this way of writing unusual chord changes that manage to weave lovely melodies over the top, and it immediately sounds like Lush"

See the new video for lead track 'Out of Control'

 

Pre-Order directly on the band's store for early shipping on April 1, and special editions. US delivery available.

From the band:

We're delighted to be offering an exclusive opportunity to buy some special editions of our forthcoming EP. The 10" vinyl is available in a deluxe limited-edition gatefold sleeve with a set of postcards and download code, as well as the standard sleeve with download code. We also have a metallised CD in a fancy gatefold cover.

A limited number of all formats have been signed by the band. We also have a brand new t-shirt that you can buy in combination with the EP at a reduced price.

 

Or, pre-order at Amazon UK, Rough Trade, Piccadily Records with April 15 shipping.

 

 

4AD Reissues

'Origami' colored vinyl 5-LP Box Set

Available exclusively on Record Store Day, April 16 2016

Contains every Lush album and compilation: Gala, Spooky, Split, Lovelife, Topolino.
With download codes for each album plus all the bonus tracks included with the Chrous CD box set.

Details and track listings at 4AD

'Chorus' 5 CD Box Set
Includes previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities!

More details and track listings at 4AD

Available Dec. 4th, 2015 in UK, Jan. 22nd in US

 

Amazon US    Amazon UK    Resident

'Ciao! Best Of' Red Vinyl Double LP
Available Nov. 27, 2015 in UK

More details and track listings at 4AD

Amazon UK (US delivery available)

 

 

2016 Reunion Shows: April 11- November 25

London Warm-up show

- First show in 20 years -

1 - April 11, Monday - London - Oslo, Hackney sold out  Video
 

North America West Coast

     April 14, Thursday - Los Angeles - The Roxy Theatre (Rescheduled to April 25)

     April 16, Saturday - Indio- Coachella Festival - sold out (Canceled)

     April 17, Sunday - San Francisco - The Warfield Theater (Rescheduled to April 24)

     April 19, Tuesday  - Portland  - Crystal Ballroom (Rescheduled to September 27)

2 - April 20, Wednesday - Seattle  - The Showbox

3 - April 21, Thursday - Vancouver - Rio Theater (moved from Commodore Ballroom)

4 - April 23, Saturday - Indio - Coachella Festival sold out

5 - April 24, Sunday - San Francisco - The Warfield Theater (Rescheduled from April 17)  Video

6 - April 25, Monday - Los Angeles - The Roxy Theatre sold out (Rescheduled from April 14)

 

UK

     April 30, Sunday - Manchester - Academy  (Rescheduled to November 25)

7 - May 6, Friday - London - Roundhouse sold out   Video

8 - May 7, Saturday - London - Roundhouse sold out   Video

 

Europe - UK

9 - June 3, Friday - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival sold out   Video

10 - June 4, Saturday - Nimes, France - This Is Not A Love Song Festival   Video

11 - June 18, Saturday - Helsinki, Finland - Sideways Festival - (unannounced appearance)

 

12 - July 1, Friday - Azzano Decimo, Italy - Fiera Della Musica Festival

13 - July 18, Monday - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle Spandau sold out

14 - July 31, Sunday - Newcastle - Times Square

 

15 - August 6, Saturday - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival sold out

16 - August 12, Friday - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival

17 - August 14, Sunday - St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival   Video

18 - August 19, Friday - Brecon, Wales - Green Man Festival

 

North America National

19 - September 13, Tuesday - Brooklyn - Music Hall of Williamsburg sold out

20 - September 14, Wednesday - New York City - Terminal 5

21 - September 15, Thursday - Boston - Royale

22 - September 17, Saturday - Toronto - TURF Toronto Urban Roots Fest

23 - September 18, Sunday - Chicago - Vic Theatre sold out

24 - September 19, Monday - Detroit - St. Andrew's Hall

25 - September 21, Wednesday - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

26 - September 22, Thursday - Philadelphia - Union Transfer

27 - September 24, Saturday - Los Angeles - Fonda Theater sold out

28 - September 25, Sunday - Los Angeles - Fonda Theater sold out

29 - September 26, Monday - Los Angeles - KCRW Radio Session  Video

30 - September 27, Tuesday - Portland  - Crystal Ballroom (Rescheduled from April 19)

 

Europe

       November 3, Thursday - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Music Festival - tickets (Canceled)

       November 5, Sat - Kiel, Gemany - Rolling Stone Weekender Festival - tickets (Canceled)

 

UK

31 - November 25, Friday - Manchester - Academy  (Rescheduled from April 30)   Video
 

- LAST-EVER PERFORMANCE OF THE BAND LUSH -
 

 

Farewells

A small sampling of the hundreds of Facebook comments the day Lush anounced
they will end the band after the last scheduled reunion show in Manchester, England
(see Nov. 15 anouncement above)

 

   

 

 

 Dedicated to the memory of Chris Acland  

 (c) 2017