Mark Gardener and Andy Bell of Ride are to make an appearance at a week of events organised by War Child next year. Passport Back To The Bars is scheduled to take place the same week as the Brit Awards (the last week in February) therefore making it likely to be their first live appearance together since the Ride reunion was announced last month.
The press release states:
War Child UK and O2 are proud to announce Passport Back To The Bars, a week of one-off events offering incredible access to big name acts in the most intimate music venues – supporting War Child to bring hope and safety back to children in war zones, after an unprecedented year of violence.
Produced by War Child UK, O2 and the Music Managers Forum, the Passport shows are a part of BRIT Awards Week 2015. These will be the smallest gigs making the biggest difference.
Artists performing will include special shows from Duran Duran, Bastille and Ride (Mark Gardener and Andy Bell acoustic show) – the line up, dates, venues and details on how to win tickets will be announced in early January.
You can register and find out more at warchild.org.uk/passport
In other Ride news, Andy Bell has released a new single which is a collaboration with JMRS. The track on Nang Records is called ‘Only A Feeling’ and features Andy’s first lead vocals in many years. There are four remixes of the track available as an EP.
You can hear the Andy Bell remix below.