THE CHARLATANS – Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers – released their, rapturously received, twelfth album, MODERN NATURE on BMG Chrysalis on 26th January 2015. Now, following their triumphant headline slot at the ^Music festival on Sunday they are preparing for an eleven date UK tour.
Kicking off on March 3rd in Bristol, playing two sold out nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall, the tour finishes at a sold out Roundhouse show in London on March 16th. The gigs will feature a mixture of old and new songs and will be The Charlatans’ first full UK tour since 2010. Pete Salisbury (The Verve) who plays on much of the album will be drumming on the dates.
MODERN NATURE features eleven new tracks, including the limited edition 7” singles and 6 Music A List records ‘Talking In Tones’ and ‘So Oh’, as well as the forthcoming single ‘Come Home Baby’ , also A listed at 6 and recently added to the Radio 2 playlist. The album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA's avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs’ backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’ Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson.
At XS Noize we said about the album “ With repeated listens you will discover that Modern Nature is easily the best Charlatans album yet.”
The dates are;
3rd Bristol Academy SOLD OUT
5th Manchester Albert Hall SOLD OUT
6th Manchester, Albert Hall SOLD OUT
7th Leeds Academy SOLD OUT
9th Hull University
10th Glasgow Barrowlands SOLD OUT
11th Glasgow, Barrrowlands
13th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
14th Leicester Academy SOLD OUT
15th Worthing, The Pavilion SOLD OUT
16th London Roundhouse SOLD OUT