What's all that commotion? It's Lloyd Cole and his small ensemble on tour in autumn 2010
Posted: 22nd July 2010
Although Lloyd Cole never quite crossed over to mega-stardom during his days in the spotlight, the 80s would have been a lesser place without his perfectly-honed guitar-driven song-writing craftsmanship. Not that Cole sank without trace after the successes of "Perfect Skin", "Rattlesnakes", "Mainstream" and "Lost Weekend" - he merely reinvented himself with strings and widescreen-production, plus a bit of control over his own fate.
2010 sees the return of Lloyd Cole with his band Small Ensemble, and a fresh new album due for release later in the year. After spending the best part of a decade in exile, he makes a return with the acoustic backing band for a series of gigs in support of new album "Broken Record". The 11 new songs have been recorded with a full band including Fred Maher on drums (ex-Material, Scritti Politti and Lou Reed) and Dave Derby (previous Cole collaborator) and will see the light of day in September.
The new tour is a predominantly acoustic affair with each night split into two-halves, presumbably one half new songs, the second Cole classics. The tour begins on 21st October in Cork and continues to Limerick (22nd), Sligo (23rd) and Dublin (24th) before heading to the UK and Glasgow (26th), Stockton (27th), Manchester (28th), Exeter (31st), Brighton (1st Nov), Bristol (2nd) and finally London's Union Chapel (3rd). Tickets are available for £20 (for most venues).
- Thu 2nd Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole St John the Evangelist SJE Arts (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Fri 3rd Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Exeter Corn Exchange (St George's Hall) (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Sat 4th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Tramshed (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Mon 6th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Theatre Severn/ Walker Theatre (Shrewsbury) Buy Tickets
- Tue 7th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole St George's Hall (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Thu 9th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole The Albert Hall (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Sat 11th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Palace Theatre (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Sun 12th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole De La Warr Pavilion (Sussex) Buy Tickets
- Mon 13th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole The Apex (Bury St Edmunds) Buy Tickets
- Tue 14th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Cheltenham Town Hall (Cheltenham) Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Princess Alexandra Auditorium (Stockton-on-Tees) Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Glasgow City Halls (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Sun 19th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Albert Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Tue 21st Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole The Assembly (Leamington Spa) Buy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Central Hall (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Fairfield Halls/ Arnhem Gallery (Croydon) Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Apr 2020 Lloyd Cole Cadogan Hall (Kensington and Chelsea) Buy Tickets