The Charlatans are back on the road

The Charlatans have announced their (Covid) delayed 30th Anniversary Tour and that they will release a special album box set on limited edition blue vinyl on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music on October 15, 2021.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:28 pm

‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ features five albums and an exclusive seven - inch single and is a career-spanning collection that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands.

The accompanying tour will visit eighteen cities and will kick off at The Limelight in Belfast on November 22, 2021 and finish up in Aberdeen on December 20, 2021.

In a remarkable and genre bursting career, The Charlatans have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10.

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The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members. Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever.

This limited box set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook and Sleaford Mods. Their iconic and hugely adored live track ‘One To Another’ (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song.

Tickets on sale Friday April 30, 2021 at 10am from www.limelightbelfast.com.