Losing Sleep? Edwyn Collins will soothe your ears with two 2010 landmark London gigs
Posted: 21st July 2010
Ever since bouncing onto our TV screens as lead-singer with the jangly-pop band, Orange Juice, in the 80s with "Rip It Up", Edwyn Collins has gained many admirers for his impassioned and soulful-songwriting, either with his band or, latterly, without. His career has been chequered - commercial success cruelly evaded him after going solo in 1985 until "A Girl Like You" flooded the airwaves in 1994. Finally Radio One started to listen, albeit briefly, and things looked up for a while until a major health scare in 2005 hospitalised him.
Although Collins is still recovering, he continues to edge his way back to excellent health with albums, illustrations (a keen bird-watcher) and occasional dates and us lucky Londoners are being treated to three appearances in the coming weeks.
His first is at the Shoreditch Park Apple Cart Festival (with Gilles Peterson and Lambchop) which is sadly sold out but the 100 Club gig on 11th August is well and truly up for grabs at £18.50 per ticket. His third gig will be a special album launch night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 23rd September, priced between £18 and £22 plus usual fees. Special guests are expected to appear at the latter concert, and when you see the album details, you might raise an expectant eyebrow.
The album appears on 13th September and is entitled "Losing Sleep", a 12-track set that includes contributions from Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame, Romeo Stodart and Alex Kapranos. The title track will appear as a single in August. It'll be interesting to see who turns up at these concerts!
- Tue 28th Jan 2020 Romeo Stodart The Lantern (Halifax) Buy Tickets
- Mon 17th Feb 2020 Romeo Stodart The Basement - City Screen (York) Buy Tickets
- Tue 18th Feb 2020 Romeo Stodart The Boileroom (Guildford) Buy Tickets
- Wed 11th Mar 2020 Romeo Stodart The Factory Live (Worthing) Buy Tickets
- Sat 14th Mar 2020 Romeo Stodart Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Buy Tickets
- Tue 17th Mar 2020 Romeo Stodart The Craufurd Arms (Wolverton) Buy Tickets
- Wed 18th Mar 2020 Romeo Stodart The Hare and Hounds Birmingham (Kings Heath) Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th May 2020 All Points East, Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, Anna Calvi, The Orb, Chromatics, Kim Gordon, Grandmaster Flash Victoria Park (Hackney) Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Aug 2020 Summer Nights at the Bandstand, Edwyn Collins, Altered Images Kelvingrove Park (Glasgow) Buy Tickets