Britpop pioneers alongside the likes of Blur, Oasis and Pulp, Suede will be performing for the first time in Romania on June 4, at the Roman Arena.
The concert, organized by One Event, is part of the reunion tour of the band, which made a comeback last year, after a seven-year-break. In 2003, after an impressive career spanning 14 years, resulting in five studio albums, three compilations, three DVDs and 21 singles, Suede broke up and the members turned their attention to solo projects. The singer and frontman Brett Anderson formed the band The Tears, alongside ex-band mate Bernard Butler, launching a joint album in 2005, followed by three solo albums. In 2007, Anderson performed in Bucharest as the opening act for Muse, singing both tunes from his solo albums and Suede hits, such as “Beautiful Ones” or “Everything Will Flow”.
As early as 1992, even before their first album came out, Suede managed to come to the public’s attention by appearing on the cover of the prestigious magazine “Melody Maker”, without having launched as much as one single, and being presented, at the time, as “the best debut band in the UK”. Designated, by the musical press, “the most keenly-awaited debut album since Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks”, the album titled “Suede” brought them a Golden Record within one week after its launch.
Their success seemed to hold, as three of their next albums, “Dog Man Star”, “Coming Up” and “Head Music”, managed to win the Golden Record or the Platinum Record and to become No.1 in musical charts in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Their first two albums, “Suede” and “Dog Man Star”, were included in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear before You Die”, by Robert Domery. Their fifth one, “A New Morning”, was launched on September 30, 2002, after a long and costly recording session. At the end of 2009, the first rumours started to appear regarding the band’s reunion, and, on January 15, 2010, NME, the most prestigious music magazine in the UK, confirmed they would come together for a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to assist the Teenage Cancer Trust Foundation. November 2010 saw the launch of the compilation “The Best of Suede”, which contains singles, b-sides and album songs especially selected by Brett Anderson. The launch was followed by a European mini-tour in countries like Spain, France, Belgium, Sweden, Holland and Germany. The entire Suede discography will be re-launched this summer, in a re-mastered version, with bonus tracks, and the band recently announced two series of three consecutive concerts in London and Dublin, in which it would present, in full, the first three albums, which helped shape the new wave of British alternative rock in the first half of the 1990s, thus paving the road to mainstream for bands like Blur or Pulp. The fans will have a chance to listen live and sing along to hits like “Animal Nitrate”, “The Wild Ones”, “Trash”, “Saturday Night”, “She’s In Fashion” or “Lazy”, in the concert scheduled for June 4, at Arenele Romane.
Tickets for the concert are available, online, on Eventim.ro, in Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo shops and in Humanitas and Carturesti bookshops.