After a hiatus of nearly 15 years, seminal early 90s, UK guitar noise band Chapterhouse have agreed to temporarily reform for a limited number of live shows and will be joined by recent collaborator, Ulrich Schnauss. Following two sold out shows in London, England and a tour of Japan in April 2010 the band are about to embark on their first North American tour since 1994. Encouraged by the new wealth of current bands referencing Chapterhouse as an influence and the new generation of music fans these groups have brought with them, the band feel that this is a perfect time to offer fans, old and new, the opportunity to see them play live one last time. Ulrich will be supporting at all the shows and is also performing with Chapterhouse on keyboards.
“We’re very pleased to have Ulrich along with us on this tour, it makes for a perfect symmetry. We have also found some great local bands for all these shows that will really compliment what are going to be some great nights.”
Chapterhouse formed in Reading, England in 1987. After a period of playing regularly around London and touring with Spacemen 3, they signed to Dedicated Records in 1989. The band released their first 3 EPs 'Freefall', 'Sunburst' and 'Pearl' which topped the UK independent music charts throughout 1991. They followed this with their first album 'Whirlpool' which reached #23 in the UK album charts and another EP 'Mesmerise' in October 1991. The band ended the year with their first tour of North America and Japan.
Chapterhouse released their second album 'Blood Music' in 1993 and followed this with their second North American tour in 1994. The group disbanded in 1995 but have remained good friends and continue to work on other projects together.
Alongside these Chapterhouse dates, Simon has been playing with reformed Slowdive spin off Mojave 3 and Ashley continues to play with his current band Tunng.