Civic Hall Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Suede have announced four additional UK headline shows will be added to their 2023 Autofiction tour. Beginning on 9th December at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne before Lincoln’s Engine Shed (10th), Portsmouth’s Guildhall (11th) and Wolverhampton’s The Halls (13th) before two headline shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
The news follows the entirely sold-out and rapturously received UK leg of the tour through March 2023, with the extra dates meeting huge demand surrounding the success of Suede’s ninth studio album Autofiction. Debuting at #2 in the UK Albums Chart and marking Suede’s highest charting LP since 1999’s Head Music, the album was released to widespread critical praise and excitement.
Suede’s sold-out headline tour has seen universal acclaim from media and fans, described as “a band reconnected with a teenage hunger to conquer the world” by the Yorkshire Post, “Anderson is one of the best front men this country has ever seen” by The Scottish Sun, "thrilling vitality" in the Birmingham Mail, "messianic" by The Arts Desk, "magical" by the Manchester Evening News, "one of the finest live bands on the planet right now" by Under The Radar whilst the Scotsman confirm, “Suede remain a mean live machine”.
With their new studio LP, Autofiction, Suede’s aim was to create an album capturing the unique power and energy that exists between the band and their audience at gigs. A theme that has resonated since the day they announced the album, debuting the bold opening track ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live on stage at a surprise performance in Brussels that was live streamed for fans. This theme continued as Suede performed two secret shows under the guise of Crushed Kid - an idea that saw Suede taking the ‘back to basics’ nature of Autofiction to the extreme and playing live under a fake name. Fans were treated to a high-energy preview of the album in its entirety. No encore, no greatest hits. The set saw The Telegraph champion "a band reborn”, The Guardian praised “a euphoric return”, and CLASH heralded the set an “unrelenting display of where Suede stand”.