The House Of Love, a dreamy and vaguely psychedelic UK indie band, first came together in London in 1986. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the band scored UK hits and got some US alt-rock radio play with jams like “Shine On” and “Beatles And The Stones.” The House Of Love broke up in 1993 after releasing four albums. In 2003, co-founders Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers got back together and released two more House Of Love albums. But the House Of Love haven’t played any American shows since 1992. That’s about to change.
The last American House Of Love show, as far as your Stereogum staff can tell, was a November ’92 gig at AL Gator’s, a bar in the Baltimore suburb of Pasadena, Maryland. This spring, as Brooklyn Vegan points out, the House Of Love will return. Terry Bickers has declined to take part in the coming House Of Love American tour, so frontman Guy Chadwick is putting together a new band for the occasion. Check out the dates below.
5/06 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/07 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
5/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterrean
5/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
5/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre
5/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
5/17 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
5/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
5/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time Punks Anniversary
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Some of you have been waiting a long time for this ! We are thrilled to announce that Guy will bring his House of Love to North America for their first tour since 1992, in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the debut album. This was marked here in the UK with a sold-out Roundhouse London show in November 2018. 'Over the years we have had many offers to come to North America but I have sadly never been able to persuade the band, which is why I have put together a fantastic new band of great musicians to do this tour – and it sounds like vintage House of Love’ – Guy Ticket links coming soon