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.
- Fri 2nd Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Cadogan Hall (Kensington and Chelsea) Buy Tickets
- Sat 3rd Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Cadogan Hall (Kensington and Chelsea) Buy Tickets
- Mon 5th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Tramshed (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Wed 7th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Glasgow City Halls (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Fri 9th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole The Assembly (Leamington Spa) Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole St George's Hall (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Mon 12th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Albert Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Tue 13th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole The Apex (Bury St Edmunds) Buy Tickets
- Fri 16th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole The Albert Hall (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Sat 17th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole The Brook (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Sun 18th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Palace Theatre (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Wed 21st Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole St John the Evangelist SJE Arts (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Thu 22nd Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Exeter Corn Exchange (St George's Hall) (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole De La Warr Pavilion (Sussex) Buy Tickets
- Mon 26th Apr 2021 Lloyd Cole Theatre Severn/ Walker Theatre (Shrewsbury) Buy Tickets