The Bluetones make a welcome return to the live forum with a nationwide tour that starts on 2nd May 2018 at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms and culminates on 20th May at the Epic Studios in Norwich. The run of dates will also include a show at London’s esteemed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 19th May.
The band, a huge part of the Britpop era, were always an engaging and dynamic live outfit. Fronted by the enigmatic Mark Morriss, they had an impressive run of hit singles including ‘Bluetonic’, ‘Slight Return’, ‘Marblehead Johnson’, ‘Solomon Bites The Worm’, ‘If’ and ‘Keep the Fires Burning’. Their live shows brought the West London four-piece an army of devoted followers worldwide.
The band members are Mark Morriss on vocals, Adam Devlin on guitar, Scott Morriss on bass guitar, and Eds Chesters on drums. The band scored thirteen Top 40 singles and three Top 10 albums in the UK charts. Glastonbury, Top Of The Pops, The Bluetones did the lot and toured with everyone from Radiohead to Bruce Hornsby & The Range. Finally, after playing more than 10,000 shows in more than 73 countries, they’re back for more.
The Bluetones are promising a sensational set of shows next May as they plunder their incredible body of work one more time, playing their most popular songs. If you miss them this time, it may be a lifetime before you get another chance.
“The First Decade” 1995-2005 UK Tour
02 May Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
04 May Exeter, Lemon Grove
05 May Bristol, Bierkeller
07 May Oxford, O2 Academy*
09 May Glasgow, O2 ABC*
10 May Blackburn, King George’s Hall
11 May Sheffield, The Plug
12 May Northumbria, Institute
14 May Birmingham, O2 Institute*
15 May Nottingham, Rock City
17 May Manchester, O2 Ritz*
18 May York, Fibbers
19 May London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
20 May Norwich, Epic Studios
regional £21.00 adv / London £23.00 adv
Fav Band(s): U2, R.E.M, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Verve, The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, Mansun + loads more
Fav Album: Achtung Baby – U2
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