Lloyd Cole announces autumn 2013 UK tour
Posted: 15th April 2013
New album Standards due for release in June, concerts will follow in October, tickets on sale now
Once upon a time in the '80s, earnest songwriter Lloyd Cole was busy causing commotions with, er, the Commotions. Familiar staples such as "Rattlesnakes", "Lost Weekend", "Brand New Friend", "Forest Fire" and "Perfect Skin" delighted radio-programmers but, on the whole, world-domination was stifled by the general public's nonchalance at such a talented craftsman.
In 1988, after delivering perhaps their most commercially appealing long-player, cheekily-titled "Mainstream", Cole disbanded his Commotions and headed off in a solo direction, notching up a further four Top 40 albums, although less in the way of hit-singles. Consistent and thoughtful, Cole's attraction is, apart from unique vocals, his ability to knock out seriously catchy songs.
His most recent song-based studio album "Broken Record" from 2010 confirms this - high-end quality all the way. And that quality extends beyond straight-ahead route-one pop-songs - his most recent project was "Selected Studies 1", a collaboration with established German ambient-electronic technician and wizard, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, issued on Bureau B.
Sister-label Tapete will issue the next Lloyd Cole 'song' album in the summer - called "Standards", the set was part-funded by fans, part-funded by Tapete and will appear on 24th June.
After its release, Cole will return to the UK for a string of live shows, starting with London's Union Chapel on 17th October and followed by Glasgow (two dates), Wolverhampton, Dublin, Sale, Nottingham and more.
Tickets on sale now, with prices starting from £20 upwards.
- Tue 1st Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Palace Theatre (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Wed 2nd Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Cadogan Hall (Kensington and Chelsea) Buy Tickets
- Thu 3rd Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Theatre Severn/ Walker Theatre (Shrewsbury) Buy Tickets
- Sun 6th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole The Brook (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Mon 7th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole De La Warr Pavilion (Sussex) Buy Tickets
- Tue 8th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole St George's Hall (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Exeter Corn Exchange (St George's Hall) (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Fairfield Halls/ Arnhem Gallery (Croydon) Buy Tickets
- Sun 13th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Albert Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Mon 14th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Glasgow City Halls (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Thu 17th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole The Albert Hall (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole The Assembly (Leamington Spa) Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole St John the Evangelist SJE Arts (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole The Apex (Bury St Edmunds) Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd Sep 2020 Lloyd Cole Tramshed (Cardiff) Buy Tickets