Lloyd Cole announces autumn 2013 UK tour
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.
- Wed 21st Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeGrand Theatre (Lancaster)More Info..
- Thu 22nd Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeCumnock Town Hall (Ayrshire)Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeWhitley Bay Playhouse (Whitley Bay)Buy Tickets
- Sat 24th Feb 2018 Lloyd ColePrincess Alexandra Auditorium (Stockton-on-Tees)Buy Tickets
- Mon 26th Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeEpic Centre (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Tue 27th Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeEpsom Playhouse (Epsom)More Info..
- Wed 28th Feb 2018 Lloyd ColeThe Core Theatre at the Corby Cube (Corby)Buy Tickets
- Fri 2nd Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeNewark Palace Theatre (Newark)Buy Tickets
- Sat 3rd Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeG-Live (Guildford)More Info..
- Sun 4th Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeDe La Warr Pavilion (Sussex)Buy Tickets
- Tue 6th Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeKomedia (Bath)Buy Tickets
- Wed 7th Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeExeter Corn Exchange (St George's Hall) (Exeter)Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Mar 2018 Lloyd ColeTheatre Royal (Margate)Buy Tickets
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