Big Boy Bloater And The  LiMiTs  Announce February/March 2019 UK Tour

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Fresh dates are planned by the rotund rocker, gigging in trio format at a town near you…

Following on from the release of their new album ‘Pills’ in June 2018, Big Boy Bloater And The LiMiTs will be hitting the road for a headline UK tour in February –March 2019.

The nine-date UK Tour commences on Friday 15th February 2019 at St John’s Church, Farncombe, United Kingdom and will finish on Sunday 10th March 2019.

A full list of dates, venues and ticket links can be found below. 

The second album ‘Pills’ saw the band trim down to a power trio of Big Boy Bloater (Vocals/Guitar), Matt Cowley (Drums) and Steven Oates (Bass) and the received rave reviews upon its release.

They stormed through a subheadliner performance on the second stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, after wowing the festival crowds the year before and completed a riotoius September-October UK tour. This follows on the 2017 headline slot at Wychwood Festival as well as stand out shows at Camden Rocks festival and support slots with The Quireboys and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Big Boy Bloater also counts fans in the shape of Imelda May, Mark Lamarr, Craig Charles, Paul Jones and Jools Holland.

The album kicks off with the rip-roaring title track ‘Pills’, an extension from the previous album and highlights the constant need for pills today but has a sinister edge The album continues with the autobiographical Friday Night’s Alright For Drinking and into the bleakly observant feet-moving Saturday Night Desperation Shuffle gliding seamlessly on to the gloriously poppy Stop Stringing Me Along which tells the tale of cigar-smoking scoundrels who promise the moon and to make you a million dollars, but ultimately, nothing happens. A lover of all things horror, there are always nods towards the ominous or outlandish. If Luxury Hobo’s, It Came Outta the Swamp was B-Movie then Unnaturally Charming is more Hitchcock. More than ever, the band effortlessly flit through styles and pace creating an album full of depth, emotion, humour, anger and sheer fun, all the time keeping the thread that makes Big Boy Bloater And The LiMiTs such a unique proposition.

It’s the anthology style that makes this album such an engaging proposition, the twists and turns always find you revealing something new, hidden beneath the surface.

Pete Sargeant

(Many thanks to the Mascot Label Group UK Office for help with this announcement)

Feature Image Photo Credit: Rob Blackham/Blackham Images 

Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs new album ‘Pills’ is out now on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

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The February/March 2019 UK Tour will stop at the following venues:

Friday 15th February 2019 – St John’s Church, Farncombe, United Kingdom

Saturday 16th February 2019 – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, United Kingdom

Saturday 23rd February 2019 – The Railway Inn, Winchester, United Kingdom

Friday 1st March 2019 – Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford, United Kingdom

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – Music Hall, Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Thursday 7th March 2019 – Live Rooms, Chester, United Kingdom

Friday 8th March 2019 – Kite Club, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Saturday 9th March 2019 – B2, Norwich, United Kingdom

Sunday 10th March 2019 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom