Following the release of their eighth studio album, 'Barking', Essex duo/sometime-trio Underworld have announced three UK gigs for November 2010.
Founding members Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have now spent three decades recording and performing together. The undoubted commercial highlight of their career came in 1996 when a version of 'Born Slippy' appeared on the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's hit film 'Trainspotting'.
Born Slippy was a refreshing counterpoint to the Britpop culture and instantly became lodged in the consciousness of a generation, where it has remained ever since. Underworld have emerged from its shadow with much credibility and, having kept the faith and stuck to their musical principles, maintain a loyal fan base. Third member, Darren Price, has been with the band since 2005 and there have been numerous other collaborations including Paul Van Dyk (on 'Barking').
Underworld will be taking the new material, including singles 'Always Loved a Film' and (the finally released) 'Scribble', to three iconic UK venues starting at the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 20th November. Next up is the Manchester Academy on Thursday 25th before a quick hop up to Glasgow and the Barrowland Ballroom on Friday 26th November.
Tickets are on sale for all three dates, costing £22.50 for Glasgow and Manchester and £26.50 for the London date.