Star and ’95’s King and then, a year later, it was over. In ’96, Donelly broke the band up, essentially saying that she wasn’t having fun with it anymore. She enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing a string of well-received albums, and then, taking everyone by surprise, Belly announced some tour dates in 2016, a full two decades after the split. Now, 23 years after King, Belly have released their third album, Dove. These shows at the Teragram offer us the opportunity to enjoy the new stuff live while reliving the greatness of the old material. Also Thursday, Aug. 9.
Belly formed way back in 1991 when Tanya Donelly, already renowned for her work with Throwing Muses, left The Breeders. Two excellent, dreamy alt-rock albums followed in the wispy shape of 1993’s