Baggy survivors The Charlatans have confirmed two extra British tour dates for their forthcoming ‘Some Friendly’ anniversary tour.
The Charlatans have a good case for being Britain’s most under-rated act. Still crafting great music after more than twenty years, the group have stormed the charts and bowled over critics.
Yet still the band never quite get their due. Confirming news of a deluxe re-issue of their debut album, hopefully 1990’s ‘Some Friendly’ can be re-appraised.
Formed by Mod outcast Martin Blunt, the songwriter took his love of retro 60s styles to the band. In frontman Tim Burgess the group found someone who could channel this through dance culture, with the singer becoming an instant icon.
Early singles such as ‘Then’ and ‘The Only One I Know’ caused a sensation, with The Charlatans tapping into the baggy boom. Yet the band always had their own style, and were loved by indie kids and dance heads alike.
Sparking a lengthy career, ‘Some Friendly’ is now due to be re-issued. Expanded alongside BBC Sessions and unreleased tracks, the new version of the band’s debut album will be released on May 17th.
In conjunction with this, The Charlatans are to play a series of tour dates featuring ‘Some Friendly’ performed in full. The band have now added two more shows, in Glasgow and Blackpool Empress.
Tickets for the shows go on sale from today (March 12th).
The Charlatans are due to play:
14 Glasgow Barrowland
15 Blackpool Empress Ballroom