Sparked first by BBC Radio 6Music, reports that shoegaze legends Ride were set to reform filtered across the web yesterday (November 18th).
Now, it's been fully confirmed. Ride are back, with the group's original line up set to play shows across the globe this summer.
Slots at Field Day and Primavera have been confirmed, with Ride also set to play a string of nationwide dates.
In true Ride style, the announcement comes flagged with a pair of enigmatic quotes:
"Your first band is like your first love; you never forget it, and you never feel quite the same way about any other band."
"In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men. Clamor, Melody, Dissonance, Harmony; when it is fashioned by man with specific tools, when it invades man's time, when it becomes sound, noise is the source of the purpose and power, of the dream - Music."
Tickets for Ride's UK shows go on sale from 9am this Friday (November 21st).
Dates are as follows:
22 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
23 Manchester Albert Hall
24 London Roundhouse