quinta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2008

The Verve. New Album & Tour Confirmed

Não se pode acabar uma carreira com um álbum como o Urban Hymns.

The original line-up of iconic nineties band The Verve have kissed and made up and are returning later this year with a brand new album and tour. Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Pete Salisbury and Simon Jones have reportedly already started work on the as yet untitled release, and will continue work after a summer break. Simon Tong will not be re-joining the band due to current commitments with The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

As an added bonus the newly reformed Wigan-ites will play a six date tour of the UK. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, July 6th. The dates are:

November 2nd & 3rd - Glasgow Academy
November 5th & 6th - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
November 8th & 9th - London Roundhouse

This will be the first time the original line-up has appeared on the same stage since 1998 after the fractured relationship between McCabe and Aschcroft came to a hault. The band officialy split in 1999 after touring with replacement guitarist B.J Cole. Hilariously, since the split Ashcroft said that it was more likely that all four of The Beatles would be getting back together than them reforming.

Take a trip down memory lane below and check out the band performing a track from their homecoming show at Haigh Hall in Wigan back in 1998. This was The Verve’s Spike Island. A band at the peak of their powers, and it still stands as one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen. In the immortal words of Ahscroft “Come Oooooonnnnn”…

The Fourth
Forth, the new album by legendary UK band The Verve, drops August 19th. It's a return to form after ten years.
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Love Is Noise
Rather Be
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