Belly is getting back together, and this is a dream come true for alt-rock fans.
After being apart for 20 years, the band is getting back together and hitting the road for old times sake, and their sound is just as good as it was back in their prime. For those haven’t gotten their bearings on Belly, here’s some context.
Formed in 1992, the band got its name because the lead singer, Tanya Donelly, thought that she was both pretty and ugly. The first time anyone saw the band live was at 3s bar in Newport, Rhode Island, where the band hails from; and their debut EP, Slow Dust, appeared on store shelves shortly afterward.
Slow Dust would establish their fan base, with the lead single, “Feed the Tree,” becoming a hit in England. The debut LP, 1993’s Star, would formally break them out as alt-rock stars, with the single being certified Gold by the RIAA. Three years later, Belly would break-up, but they couldn't stay gone for long, and now, they’re back together bringing the good times back for the modern music world.
Belly isn’t just rehashing old hits, they’ve recorded a new album, Dove, and the band will share it with the world on their Dove Tour, which will commence in May and in in the fall in Chicago. Here’s Belly’s complete tour itinerary and ticket information, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
June 9 -- Portsmouth, UK -- Wedgewood Rooms
June 10 -- Bristol, UK -- SWX
June 11 -- Cardiff, UK -- Glee Club
June 12 -- Manchester, UK -- The Ritz
June 13 -- Leeds, UK -- Beckett
June 14 -- Whitley Bay, UK
June 16 -- Glasgow, UK -- O2ABC
June 17 -- Sheffield, UK -- Leadmill
June 18 -- Nottingham, UK -- Rescue Rooms
June 19 -- Brighton, UK -- Concorde 2
June 20 -- London, UK -- Shepherd’s Bush Empire
May 26 -- Cambridge, MA -- Boston Calling
Aug. 8 & 9 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Teragram
Aug. 10 -- San Francisco, CA -- Great American Music Hall (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 11 -- Portland, OR -- Revolution Hall
Aug. 12 -- Seattle, WA -- Neptune
Aug. 22 -- Portland, ME -- Port City
Aug. 23 -- Boston, MA -- Royale (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 25 & 26 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 28 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 29 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club
Oct. 4 -- Madison, WI -- Majestic Theater
Oct. 5 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct. 6 -- Chicago, IL -- Vic Theatre