Roundup of Suedeworld 2022
Photo by Dean Chalkley
What a phenomenal year 2022 has been for Suede and for us fans.
We begin on 5th March 2022 with Songs In The Key of London - an homage to London through song to celebrate The Barbican's 40th anniversary.
You can read my review in our last The Insatiable Ones Fanzine #7 here.
Mat Osman treated us to 4 book events to promote his collaboration on England On Fire with Stephen Ellcock.
3rd May - West End Lane Bookshop, London
9th June - Foyles, London
28th June - Conway Hall, London
15th December - Wanstead Tap.
You can order the book here or at any good bookshops.
Finally the 20th Anniversary European Coming Up tour kicked off on 5th May to 23rd May.
We celebrated The Drowners 30th Anniversary in Copenhagen.
The tour ended on 23rd May in Brussels where we celebrated Simon's birthday and had a cake specially made.
Photos courtesy of Carrie Pennock & Wendy Baeten. Banner made by Carrie Pennock.
'She Still Leads Me On' was the 1st single released & premiered live on 6 Music.
Plus Suede livestreamed their first play of 'She Still Leads Me On' live with an audience at the Brussels gig and Suede revealed their new album would be called 'Autofiction'.
Suede held a secret film video shoot with some lucky fans at The Vaults on 27th May.
Suede appeared at the following festivals this year:
Vilar de Mouros, Portugal
Fall In Love, Romania
Analucia Big, Spain
SuedeHQ posted Brett's Autofiction Inspiration Playlist on their socials on 23rd July. You can listen to the playlist here.
3rd August, Suede premiered '15 Again' on 6 Music with Steve Lamacq.
17th August - Autofiction film premiered. This was the result of the video shoot at The Vaults recorded in May.
2nd September - That Boy On A Stage premiered on 6 Music with Steve Lamacq
Crushed Kid gigs
Moth Club 5th September
Photo by Paul Khera
Deaf Institute 6th September
On 12th September, Suede announced their UK Autofiction Tour for March 2023
We published our The Insatiable Ones Fanzine Issue 8 on 12th September. You can read the digital version here.
13th September - Suede announce joint headlining North American Tour with The Manics
15th September - Suede record session for Maida Vale to celebrate 6 Music's 20th Anniversary
Suede covered Nadine Shah's 'Fool'.
20th September - Suede session at Absolute Radio with Danielle Perry
21st September - NME Interview with Brett & Mat recorded at The Social
Autofiction release 16th September
Album release shows & signings
Please note the Liverpool & Manchester (plus q&a) signings were moved to 23rd September.
1st October - Singapore Grand Prix
5th & 6th October Suede played the Electric Ballroom in Camden.
Fans were treated to a special soundcheck on 5th October at the Electric Ballroom.
Photo by Paul Khera
Then Suede headed over to Europe for some special intimate shows.
18th October - recording of Jools Holland at Ally Pally
22nd October - Suede on Jools Holland
24th October - Johnny Daukes Shadowman book launch with Mat
29th October - Death Songbook premiere
12 date North American Tour
Starting in Vancouver 3rd November
& ending in Toronto on 24th
Including the Insatiable Ones party of the century organised by AJ Radd
10th November Mat Osman reveals book cover to Ghost Theatre
Suede played the first Sunset Sessions live for Virgin Radio with an intimate audience of about 150 fans.
After discovering that our The Drowners Bridge blue plaque had been vandalised, we made a special trip on 28th December to put up our new plaque.
21st July White Rabbit Jude Roger's Songbook https://shows.acast.com/songbook/episodes/01-brett-anderson
12th October - Song Sommelier
The Art of Longevity
11th November Sodajerker
That's a wrap. Here's to an amazing Suede-filled 2023. Thank you for all your support.