One of the world’s finest live acts is coming back to the UK.

If you’ve not seen Shellac before, go and see Shellac. They still rule. The band have announced a small tour of the UK in May, playing Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, Cardiff’s Trashed and London’s KOKO.

Cellist and composer Helen Money is supporting on all dates, and tickets are on sale now.

Ahead of that, the band’s first show of 2016 will be in San Francisco opening for Neurosis on March 5 at the Regency Ballroom. Shellac will also play Chicago’s Bottom Lounge on March 30, Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City on March 31, and First Avenue in Minneapolis on April 1.

Shellac’s last album, Dude Incredible, came out in 2014. Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer also flagged up a few milestones they’ve passed since their last performance in the UK:

Everyone is now married

Todd has now officially outlived Jon Bonham

The band released their fifth studio album Dude Incredible on Touch & Go Records and the kids loved it

Bob turned 50 but doesn’t want to talk about it

Steve still just has better hair than Butch Vig

Letterman called it a day and Bob recorded the final few shows to his DVR in tribute

Tour dates:

Sunday 29th May – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Monday 30th May – CARDIFF, Trashed
Tuesday 31st May – LONDON, KOKO

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