Sweet, comic valentine.
Sweet, comic valentine.

A small glimmer of hope cut through the nightmare of Facebook this morning: My Bloody Valentine announced a small number of North American tour dates and Seattle was one of them. The last time they played in town was in 2013, at Showbox SODO, a venue ill-suited to the absolute onslaught of sound the band stirs up.

Before that it was 2009, one of the two or three greatest rock shows I have ever seen. Before that it was the early '90s. Their most recent LP was m b v, also in 2013. They completely rule.

My Bloody Valentine are scheduled to play July 17 (if there is a July 17) at the Paramount. Tickets go on sale Friday (if there is a Friday).