Plus Special Guests Martin Carr & What Future
Tue 14 Dec 2021
Please note that is an external event taking place at Exeter University’s Great Hall.
Tickets on sale: 10am, Fri 25 Jun
The Charlatans have announced their (Covid) delayed 30th Anniversary tour and a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. A Head Full Of Ideas is a five album, and exclusive 7”, career-spanning box set that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands.
The limited box set will be released on 15 Oct 2021 and is followed by an extensive UK & Ireland tour with an extra date added due to demand at Exeter’s Great Hall on Tue 14 Dec 2021.
The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside 22 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.
Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. 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, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.