The Charlatans announce acoustic tour and EP for March
aaamusic | On 22, Feb 2011
The Charlatans’ vocalist Tim Burgess and guitarist Mark Collins are set to embark on a series of intimate live shows across the UK starting on March 8th. To coincide with the tour, stripped-down EP ‘Warmer Sounds’ will be released on the same day to download and on alimited edition 10″ vinyl. The shows will see the prolific songwriters performing acoustic and reworked versions of songs from a back catalogue spanning over 20 years. The pair first played the new set at a small show in Manchester last year and had such an overwhelmingly positive reaction they decided to take it out on the road.
The dates are:
8th Wrexham, Central Station (£11)
9th Blackburn, Live Lounge (£16)
10th Newcastle, Riverside (£16)
11th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (£16)
12th Stockton, Georgian Theatre (£16)
13th Manchester, Deaf Institute (£16)
14th Stoke On Trent, The Underground (£15)
16th London, Union Chapel (£17.50)
17th Brighton, Komedia (TBC)
21st Glasgow, Oran Mor (£12.50)
Support to be announced.
‘Warmer Sounds’ will consist of six stripped-down and reworked versions of Charlatans classics including ‘North Country Boy‘, ‘Only One I Know‘ and ‘Smash The System‘ from their current album. Both sophisticated and refined, the band has found inspiration in folky Byrds-esque harmonies and Johnny Cash style rockabilly. It will be available on vinyl and as a download from iTunes and their website (www.thecharlatans.net) on March 8th.
The Charlatans released their 11th studio album ‘Who We Touch’ to critical acclaim late last year. See the Douglas Hart directed video for‘Love is Ending’ here: