English rock band The Charlatans have announced a huge 30th Anniversary ‘Best of Tour’  for later this year as part of celebrations delayed due to the COVID pandemic.

The extensive national tour, which will take place throughout November and December, has been set in motion to coincide with the release their limited edition special album box set in October.

The accompanying tour will visit eighteen cities and will kick off at The Limelight in Belfast and finish up in Aberdeen, playing the O2 Academy in Birmingham on November 27.

Special anniversary album

‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ features five albums and an exclusive seven – inch single and is a career-spanning collection that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands.

In a remarkable and genre bursting career, the Birmingham-formed four-piece have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10.

The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

The Charlatans, pictured here in 1999, had 13 top 40 studio albums and 22 top 40 singles SJM / Tom Sheehan
The Charlatans, pictured here in 1999, had 13 top 40 studio albums and 22 top 40 singles

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever.

This limited box set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook and Sleaford Mods.

Their iconic and hugely adored live track ‘One To Another’ (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song.

The Charlatans 30th anniversary UK and Ireland 2021 tour SJM Concerts
The Charlatans 30th anniversary UK and Ireland 2021 tour

UK & Ireland Tour

November 2021
22nd Belfast, Limelight
23rd Dublin, Olympia
25th Wrexham, William Aston Hall
26th Bristol, O2 Academy
27th Birmingham, O2 Academy
29th Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
30th Bournemouth, O2 Academy

December 2021
02nd Oxford, O2 Academy
03rd Cambridge, Corn Exchange
04th Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
06th Lincoln, Engine Shed
08th Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
09th Newcastle, O2 City Hall
10th London, O2 Brixton Academy
16th Nottingham, Rock City
17th Leeds, O2 Academy
18th Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th Aberdeen, Music Hall


Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 30th April and will be available from www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Ticket prices are £39.50 in Manchester and London, £35 in Birmingham and Leeds and everywhere else £30-£32.50. Support to be announced.

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