Lush to Reunite for First Gig in 20 Years, Announce Two Career-Spanning Reissues
Lush have announced they will reunite for their first show in 20 years. The English rockers are set to play a concert at the London Roundhouse on May 6 with Elastica’s Justin Welch on drums.
“The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking,” guitarist Miki Berenyi said in a statement. “But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”
Tickets for the London show go on sale Wednesday (Sept. 30) at 9AM at this location.
Along with the show, the band has also announced two upcoming reissues via 4AD. They will release a best-of compilation dubbed Ciao! in November. Then, a limited-edition, five-LP box set titled Chorus will arrive in early December. That will comprise Lush’s 1990 compilation, Gala, their three albums -- 1992’s Spooky, 1994’s Split and 1996’s Lovelife -- and their 1996 collection of B-sides, Topolino, plus a series of rarities that spans previously unreleased tracks, radio sessions, remixes and demos. The box set will also feature a hardbound case designed by Chris Bigg; check out the artwork below:
Lush officially broke up in 1998, two years following Lovelife, their final performance and the death of drummer Chris Acland.