The Charlatans’ vocalist Tim Burgess and guitarist Mark Collins are set to embark on a series of intimate live shows across the UK starting on March 8th. To coincide with the tour, stripped-down EP ‘Warmer Sounds’ will be released on the same day to download and on a limited edition 10″ vinyl. The shows will see the prolific songwriters performing acoustic and reworked versions of songs from a back catalogue spanning over 20 years. The pair first played the new set at a small show in Manchester last year and had such an overwhelmingly positive reaction they decided to take it out on the road.
The dates are:
8 – Wrexham, Central Station (£11)
9 – Blackburn, Live Lounge (£16)
10 – Newcastle, Riverside (£16)
11 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (£16)
12 – Stockton, Georgian Theatre (£16)
13 – Manchester, Deaf Institute (£16)
14 – Stoke On Trent, The Underground (£15)
16 – London, Union Chapel (£17.50)
17 – Brighton, Komedia (TBC)
21 – Glasgow, Oran Mor (£12.50)
Support to be announced.
‘Warmer Sounds’ will consist of six stripped-down and reworked versions of Charlatans classics including ‘North Country Boy’, ‘Only One I Know’ and ‘Smash The System’ from their current album. Both sophisticated and refined, the band has found inspiration in folky Byrds-esque harmonies and Johnny Cash-style rockabilly. It will be available on vinyl and as a download from iTunes and their website (www.thecharlatans.net) on March 8.
The Charlatans released their 11th studio album ‘Who We Touch’ to critical acclaim late last year.
For more information visit the official website.