The Bluetones UK tour
Updated: 14 April 2015
The Bluetones are back to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The Britpop band will head out on an anniversary tour in September, for the first time in four years.
The tour will get underway at the O2 Academy Leeds on 16 September and come to an end in Bristol (27). The Bluetones’ tour will include dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Portsmouth, London and Birmingham.
The tour comes four years after Mark Morriss, Adam Devlin, Scott Morriss and Eds Chesters played their farewell gig at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
About The Bluetones
The Bluetones are one of the longest running Britpop bands and survived the post-Britpop era when many of their peers split.
The Bluetones emerged on the Britpop wave in the mid ‘90s, alongside bands such as Gene, Shed Seven, Cast and Sleeper. The Camden-via-Hounslow boys were keen on reviving the well-crafted pop song: beautiful ‘60s melodies and jangly guitar-pop in the vein of The Smiths.
Their critically-acclaimed debut Expecting To Fly was delivered in 1996. It reached No.1 in the UK and included singles Slight Return, Cut Some Rug and Bluetonic.
The band followed their debut with five studio albums: Return To The Last Chance Saloon (1998), Science & Nature (2000), Luxembourg (2003), The Bluetones (2006) and A New Athens (2010).
A year later, after the release of A New Athens, the band parted ways. They played their last UK gig at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September 2011, which followed their final UK tour. The Bluetones confirmed in April they would reform for a 20th anniversary UK tour.