Del Amitri Return After A Ten Year Sabbatical

Del Amitri Tour Session

With a cast of original members and even the original crew, Del Amitri return from a ten year sabbatical to wheel out every hit from every era of their lengthy recording career. Justin Currie and Iain Harvie will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan. Their tour includes an appearance at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Thursday 6th February 2014.

It’s been thirty years since Del Amitri’s debut single, ‘Sense Sickness’ — their contribution to all things early 80s and jangly. “The A to Z of Us will take a retrospective sweep of our entire output, from indie art-pop through folk-tinged balladry to hairy Brit-rock chuggery”, says front man Justin Currie.

Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri had four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles. Their million selling breakthrough album ‘Waking Hours’ (1989) included the hits ‘Nothing Ever Happens’ and ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’. The follow-up, 1992’s ‘Change Everything’, featured the massive radio single ‘Always The Last To Know’ and reached No.2 in the albums chart, only being held off the top slot by the might of ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack. 1995’s ‘Twisted’ charted at No.3 and included their biggest ever single ‘Roll To Me’, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Del Amitri’s most recent album was 2002’s ‘Can You Do Me Good?’, and the band have been on hiatus since finishing the subsequent tour.

“Whenever anyone asked if Del Amitri would ever re-form,” says guitarist Iain Harvie, “our standard response was ‘We never broke up – the phone just stopped ringing.’” It has started ringing now and Del Amitri are picking it up from where they left off.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 6th September.

UK Dates

Fri 24th Glasgow, The SSE Hydro, Celtic Connections £35/£30 from /

Sun 26th Newcastle, City Hall £45/£35 from

Mon 27th Leeds, O2 Academy £35 from

Tue 28th Cambridge, Corn Exchange £45/£35 from

Thu 30th Bournemouth, O2 Academy £35 from

Fri 31st Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall £45/£35 from

Sat 1st Manchester, O2 Apollo £45/£35 from

Sun 2nd Liverpool, Empire £45/£35 from

Tue 4th Bristol, Colston Hall £45/£35 from

Wed 5th Oxford, New Theatre £45/£35 from

Thu 6th Wolverhampton, Wolves Civic £35 from / 0870 320 7000

Fri 7th London, Hammersmith Apollo £45/£35 from

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