Del Amitri Announces July 2018 UK Tour. 

Supplied By SJM Concerts Press Office UK

Del Amitri will return in 2018 for a UK tour, the celebrated Glaswegian band’s first run of dates since 2014. The July 2018 tour includes original band members – Justin Currie (vocals, guitar), Iain Harvie (lead guitar), Andy Alston (keys), Kris Dollimore (guitar) and Ashley Soan (drums) – and will see Del Amitri headline Edinburgh Castle for the first time in 25 years. The band will also return to London’s Hammersmith Apollo, where they played a sold-out show in January 2014 on ‘The A To Z of Us Tour’, their first UK dates for more than a decade.

 

“25 years ago we played Edinburgh Castle to the biggest headline audience we’d ever been in front of,” says Justin Currie. “I wore a kilt and my bass didn’t work for the first two minutes during which we played the opening riff of ‘The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere’ over and over again. We never recovered. This is our chance to make up for it. I won’t be wearing a kilt…”

 

“From ‘Nothing Ever Happens’ to ‘Jesus Saves’ there is a catalogue of Del Amitri songs that seem even more relevant now than when we wrote them,” adds Iain Harvie. “In this new millennium where everything changes and everything stays the same in an increasingly disorientating gyre of social and personal atomisation, the chance to lean against the bar and play our songs again to audiences around the UK just seems like something too right.”

 

Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri released four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles. Their million-selling breakthrough album ‘Waking Hours’ (1989) included the hits ‘Nothing Ever Happens’ and  ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’. The follow-up, 1992’s ‘Change Everything’, featured the massive radio single ‘Always The Last To Know’ and reached No.2 in the albums chart, only being held off the top slot by the might of ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack. 1995’s ‘Twisted’ charted at No.3 and included their biggest ever single ‘Roll To Me’, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Glenn Sargeant

 

 

(Thanks to Chris at Swell Publicity and SJM Concerts Press Office UK for help with this announcement)

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Tickets for the tour are on sale now and can be purchased from the following websites:

Gigs & Tours: http://bit.ly/2A7zsXt

Ticketmaster UK: http://bit.ly/2A79nbk

For more information visit the band’s official website here: http://bit.ly/2jnqB9X

The July 2018 UK Tour will stop at the following venues:

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Friday 20th July 2018 – City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2aR42df

Saturday 21st July 2018 – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2k23VA1

Sunday 22nd July 2018 – O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom  http://bit.ly/2dtm2HY

Monday 23rd July  2018 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2al3SFu

Wednesday 25th July 2018 –  Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2hfOmid

Thursday 26th July 2018 – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2lcviCJ