STARSAILOR announce ‘Silence Is Easy’ 20th anniversary concerts


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their much-lauded Gold-certified album Silence Is Easy, Starsailor have announced a major UK tour for November and December to perform the album in its entirety.

“We’re really excited to celebrate our second album ‘Silence Is Easy’ with you all in venues across the U.K. and Europe. It’s going to be great to bring album tracks such as ‘Telling Them’ & ‘White Dove’ out of the woodwork to go alongside crowd favourites ‘Four To The Floor’ & ‘Silence Is Easy’ as we perform the album in full. It’s never easy to follow up a successful debut so we’re extremely grateful that you’ve taken this album to your hearts and it’s stood the test of time.” (James Walsh).

The Top 5 UK album boasted the radio mugging anthems Silence Is Easy and the string-laden Four To The Floor. The latter took on an additional life with the Stuart Price-produced Thin White Duke Mix which was also a No.1 club record. The single hit Number 1 in France and is still a quintessential festival favourite to this day.

The album is also notorious as the last album that the late Phil Spector produced. The 20th-anniversary edition of the album will see exclusives from the band archives plus session tracks. A documentary, Silence Was Easy, lifting the lid on the Spector episode will also accompany the release.

Formed in and around Wigan at the start of the millennium, or the end of the last one, depending on which way you want to look at it, and featuring James Walsh (guitar, vocals), James Stelfox (bass), Barry Westhead (keyboards) and Ben Byrne (drums), Starsailor have released five albums to date, including Love Is Here in 2001, Silence Is Easy in 2003, On The Outside in 2005, All The Plans in 2009 and All This Life in 2017. A greatest hits compilation entitled, Good Souls: The Greatest Hits surfaced in 2015, featuring all ten of their UK Top Forty singles to date.

2024 sees the band release new music…so watch this space.

Tickets for Starsailor’s Silence is Easy tour go on sale Friday 31st March at 10 am via /

Starsailor 2023 Silence Is Easy Tour Dates

Friday 24 November Norwich The Waterfront
Saturday 25 November Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sunday 26 November Glasgow SWG3 TV Studio
Monday 27 November Newcastle Boiler Shop
Tuesday 28 November Wolverhampton The Wulfrun at The Halls
Thursday 30 November Sheffield The Foundry
Friday 01 December Manchester O2 Ritz
Saturday 02 December London Electric Ballroom
Sunday 03 December Southampton The Brook

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