It has been revealed that the line up for Suede’s upcoming London date at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust will not include influential guitarist Bernard Butler.
The band’s line-up will however include all the remaining members who worked on the albums ‘Coming Up’ in 1996 and ‘Head Music’ in 1999 – they are frontman Brett Anderson, bassist Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert, guitarist Richard Oakes and keyboard player Neil Codling. The line-up recorded one other album together, ‘A New Morning‘, without Colding in 2002 after he departed in 2000.
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Suede were at the forefront of the Britpop scene in the early 90s, and won the Mercury Music Prize in 1993 for their self-titled debut album. They eventually split in 2003, after which Anderson and Butler reunited to form The Tears, who released one album in 2005 called ‘Here Come The Tears‘.
Butler has gone on to forge a successful career as a producer, working on albums for musicians including Duffy and Kate Nash.