Lush - like they were never gone.

Lush – like they were never gone.

Lush in concert from This Is Not A Love Song Festival in Nimes, France and recorded on June 4th of this year.

As promised, I said a few weeks ago that I was going to try and post some additional concerts by Lush during their reunion festival tour this summer. This one comes from Nimes, France and recorded just a few weeks ago.

It’s certainly gratifying to find Lush just as popular and enjoyed by fans as ever. Their reception has been such that it seems as though they haven’t been gone for very long; and have in fact picked up where they left off.

Reviews have been ecstatic and they’ve been selling out concerts at just about every venue they’ve performed in. It really speaks volumes to their influence and just how big an impression they’ve made on listeners over the years and how that impression hasn’t diminished.

Still just as vital as ever, and going beyond the nostalgia factor for a band who were so much a part of the 90s and who were one of the prime exponents of Shoegaze, they continue being an important contribution to the current scene, with just as fresh a point of view as they did 20 years ago.

The tour is still going on, with the second part of the U.S. leg of the tour starting in September – their two shows at the Fonda Theatre in L.A. have been sold out for weeks, duplicating their sold out appearance at the Roxy in April of this year.

I think it’s safe to say Lush are back and, in the well-worn vernacular, better than ever. But times have changed, the individual band members have jobs and families now and touring isn’t as easy as it once was. But the response has been so positive, even overwhelming, that the idea of Lush being back and having audiences selling out their concerts makes it all seem worth it.

If you missed Lush this time around, or are just getting acquainted with them, have a listen to this concert – hopefully there will be additional ones from this tour in the coming weeks. Do pick up a copy of their new ep Blind Spot as well as their reissued albums. Pure enjoyment. Pure joy.

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