Britpop pioneers Suede will be performing at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill this summer.
There is plenty that could be said about tricky, dark icons Suede.
Instigating Britpop with their debut single The Drowners in 1992, the group subsequently disowned the genre with their ludicrously grand, tragic second album Dog Man Star in 1994.
Suede propelled the twisted androgyny of their live show and newly-recruited 17 year old boy wonder Richard Oakes to the world in 1995 before retreating, galvanising and winningly unleashing the sheeny pop majesty of Coming Up in 1996.
The hits continued throughout 1997, with the electronic-influenced Head Music coming out in 1998.
But the band descended into illness and addiction in 1999, and the end of the nineties appeared to signal the end of Suede.
But in 2010 they returned to settle unfinished business by triumphantly peacocking all across the Royal Albert Hall before taking their completely rejuvenated live show across the planet’s festivals.
Feeling that they had taken the nostalgia-charabang as far as they ethically could, Suede then entombed themselves in the studio for all of 2012, before erupting from it so confidently that 2013’s Bloodsports album stockpiled directly into the top 10 and they were off again.
2015 has so far seen them crowned Godlike Genius’ at the NME Awards.
And with murmurings of another ambitious record in the pipeline for later this year as well, it doesn’t feel like Suede will be halted any time soon.
Tickets go on sale for the De La Warr gig today (Friday) from 10am.
Tickets cost £27 and are limited to four per purchaser.
Please note that under 14s must be accompanied to the gig on June 25.
Booking fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In person: £2 per transaction (applies if using credit card only) debit card/cheque/cash is free.
To book tickets or for more information about the gig, along with other upcoming events at the De La Warr Pavilion, please visit the venue’s website at www.dlwp.com
Alternatively, call 01424 229 111 for bookings and information.