The veteran British indie-rock outfit known as Gomez are ready celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut album, Bring It On. The band announced their 2018 plans in a post shared to their social media outlets on Tuesday morning, which includes a complete reissue of the 1998 album in addition to a run of concerts across North America throughout the month of June.
The 15-date summer tour will start on June 5 with a show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. From there the British rockers will visit mostly larger cities in the U.S. and Canada including Brooklyn, Nashville, Denver, Seattle and a two-night stand at Chicago’s Vic Theatre, just to name a few. Gomez also revealed via their Facebook that they plan on performing Bring It On in its entirety during the show at Brooklyn Steel on June 7. The band will be touring Australia and their native United Kingdom before coming over to North America, so fans should expect to hear a band that’s all warmed up and running strong by the time they arrive on American soil in early June.
For the reissue, fans will get the opportunity to purchase the anniversary package when it's released in the United States on May 18 (May 20 for international purchase). The reissue will come in a trio of different options, including a 2-LP standard black vinyl, a 2-LP red and yellow colored vinyl, or a limited 4-CD box set that also includes over 30 previously unreleased tracks and demos, along with their 1998 Glastonbury performance and BBC sessions. The different album options can be pre-ordered on their website.
"After Britpop had collapsed in on itself, there was a massive hole in the Evening Session, waiting to be filled," Lamacq told the British music publication. "What we found was, people reacting against the commerciality of the Britpop wave and heading off on all sorts of strange tangents. The audience was really receptive to sounds that maybe wouldn’t have fitted in a few years earlier.”
Tickets for select shows on their summer North American tour will be going on sale starting March 2, and can be purchased by clicking here.
‘Bring It On’ North American Tour Dates:
June 5 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
June 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
June 8 - Boston, MA - Royale (Click here for tickets)
June 9 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
June 10 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
June 12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
June 13 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
June 15 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
June 16 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
June 19 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
June 20 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater (Click here for tickets)
June 24 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
June 26 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
June 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
June 28 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (Click here for tickets)