Suede, one of the most successful and influential British alternative rock bands, Britpop pioneers alongside Blur, Oasis and Pulp, will be concerting for the first time in Romania on Saturday, June 4, at Bucharest’s Roman Arena, promising us hits like “Animal Nitrate”, “The Wild Ones”, “Trash”, “Saturday Night”, “She’s in Fashion” or “Lazy”. The concert is part of the band’s comeback tour, after a seven years’ break. In 2003, after an impressive, 14 year-career, five studio albums, three compilations, three DVDs and 21 singles, the band broke up and the band members turned to solo projects. The vocal and frontman Brett Anderson founded the band The Tears, alongside ex-mate Bernard Butler, launching a joint record in this formula in 2005, followed by three solo albums. In 2007, Anderson performed in Bucharest as the opening act for the Muse concert, offering us a mixture of songs he launched solo and Suede hits, such as “Beautiful Ones” or “Everything Will Flow”.
The first rumours of a Suede reunion appeared in late 2009 and, on January 15, 2010, NME, the most prestigious music magazine in the UK, confirmed their reunion, by a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, meant to assist the Teenage Cancer Trust foundation. November 2010 saw the launch of the compilation “The Best of Suede”, containing singles, b-sides and album songs selected especially by Brett Anderson. The full Suede discography will be re-launched, this summer, in re-mastered form, with extra bonuses, and the band announced, recently, two series of three consecutive nights in London and Dublin, in which it will present to the public, their first three albums, in full.
Tickets for the concert are available online, on Eventim.ro, in the Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Domo shops, and in Humanitas and Carturesti bookshops, at the prices of RON 130, 160 and 180.
* Opeth and Katatonia concert, scheduled for Sunday at the Roman Arena was postponed for autumn, according to the organizers, One Event, quoted by Mediafax.