Del Amitri announce UK tour, here's how to get tickets
- Craig Angus
- 20 November 2017
Justin Currie and band will headline Edinburgh Castle as part of the run of shows
The band, featuring Justin Currie, Iain Harvie, Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan, will kick off the run of dates at Newcastle City Hall on Fri 20 Jul, before topping the bill at Edinburgh Castle the following night.
The tour continues with shows at Manchester Apollo, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Frontman Currie says he's excited about hitting the road, and that the Edinburgh show offers him a chance to make amends.
'25 years ago we played Edinburgh Castle to the biggest headline audience we'd ever been in front of. 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.'
Iain Harvie adds added: '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. 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.'
Del Amitri UK tour dates 2018:
Fri 20 Jul – City Hall, Newcastle
Sat 21 Jul – Edinburgh Castle
Sun 22 Jul – Apollo, Manchester
Mon 23 Jul – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wed 25 Jul – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Thu 26 Jul – Hammersmith Apollo, London
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on Thu 23 Nov.