Consider us caught by the buzz: Following a spirited Pilton Party reunion gig over the weekend in England, Britpop misfits Supergrass have further confirmed their return with a handful of 2020 live dates and plan for a massive box set spanning their entire career.
The Oxford band — composed of singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes, drummer Danny Goffey, bassist Mick Quinn and keyboardist Rob Coombes — are marking the 25th anniversary of 1995 debut album I Should Coco with 13 live shows next year. They’ll play 11 of those dates in the UK and Europe across February and March before bouncing over the Atlantic for a pair of stateside gigs: April 2 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and a New York show that goes down either April 8 at New York City’s Webster Hall or April 9 at Brooklyn Steel. (Note: The Webster Hall gig is listed on the promo video below, while the Brooklyn Steel show is included on the Supergrass homepage. Neither listing has both gigs.)
“We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Gaz Coombes tells The NME. “I remember talking to Danny about on the phone maybe a year ago. We knew that 2020 was coming up and that would make it 25 years since the beginning and 10 years since the split. Everything aligned in a way to make it possible. The idea of getting in a room and having a play together again was something we all instinctively agreed would be a cool thing to do. Just to play those songs again and get in a room. That was it, really — it was no more than that. We didn’t want to look far into the distance. We just wanted to play and see what happens. It felt great.”
Meanwhile, the band will release Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008, on January 24. It’s billed as “a comprehensive box set” that touches on Supergrass’ six studio albums, from the debut to 2008’s Diamond Hoo Ha, and it can be pre-ordered here.
Check out details on the release and the tour below, as well as fan-filmed video of their Friday night comeback gig.