7 August 2011, Beijing Workers Gymnasium
9 August 2011, Shanghai Central Stage
Price: RMB 280, 480, 680, 880, 1080, 1280
Suede is an English alternative rock band. They were reformed in 2010 for a series of concerts after disbanded. On 7 August this year, Suede will give a brilliant performance for Beijing fans.
Formed in London in 1989, Suede's most prominent early line-up featured singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Bernard Butler, bass player Mat Osman and drummer Simon Gilbert. By 1992, Suede was hailed as "The Best New Band in Britain", and attracted much attention from the British music press. The following year their glam rock-inspired debut album, Suede, went to the top of the charts and became the fastest-selling debut album in almost ten years, helping kick-start the Britpop movement. However, the band's lush follow-up, Dog Man Star (1994), saw Suede distance themselves from their Britpop peers. Although it is often regarded as the band's masterpiece, the recording sessions for Dog Man Star were fraught with difficulty, and ended with Butler departing the band after heated arguments with Anderson. In 1996 following the recruitment of Richard Oakes and later keyboardist Neil Codling, Suede went on to greater commercial success with Coming Up. The album charted at number one in the UK, producing five top ten singles and became their biggest-selling album worldwide. After the release of the B-sides compilation Sci-Fi Lullabies in 1997, Anderson became addicted to crack and heroin. Despite problems within the band, Suede's fourth album Head Music (1999) was a British chart-topper. Suede's final album, A New Morning (2002), their first after the collapse of Nude Records, was a commercial disappointment. In 2003, after the release of the Singles compilation, Suede disbanded. After much speculation Suede reformed in 2010 for a series of concerts.