The Charlatans Will Be Out On Tour This Winter

The band will also release a career spanning best of ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’

In November/December, The Charlatans will take to the stage of venues up and down the country to mark their 30th anniversary, in a run of dates that have already been delayed as a result of the pandemic. Alongside the extensive dates, the band will also release, via Then Recordings, a best of album which will span their lengthy career, entitled ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’.

Since their beginnings, The Charlatans have had 13 albums in the Top 40, with three of those hitting the number one spot, and 22 incredible singles of which 4 managed to make their way into the top 10! It has been far from a perfect ride for the band, with a rollercoaster of emotions and events all impacting the band throughout their 30 year career, including the sad deaths of two of the founding members, and near bankruptcy. Despite all of the ups and downs, the band have always carried on, adapting the conditions around them, whilst keeping a fantastically signature sound.

The ‘A Head Full of Ideas’ album will be available as a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. This limited edition set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five Transparent blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes. Within the box will also be an exclusive Original Demo’s 7” featuring ‘Indian Rope’/’The Only One I Know’, as well as a signed print of a tour poster from the early 90’s, a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. Their iconic and hugely adored live track One To Another (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song. There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe version featuring the hits albums, plus a bonus live album ‘Trust is For Believers’, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums.
Their tour kicks off in Belfast on 22nd November, running all the way through until 21st December, where the band will wrap up the tour in Edinburgh. Along the way, they’ll stop in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds to name just a few of the many towns and cities they’ll be performing in. Check out their full schedule below:
November 2021
22nd Belfast, Limelight
23rd Dublin, Olympia
25th Buckley, The Tivoli
26th Bristol, O2 Academy
27th Birmingham, O2 Academy
29th Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
30th Bournemouth, Academy
December 2021
02nd Oxford, O2 Academy
03rd Cambridge, Corn Exchange
04th Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
06th Lincoln, Engine Shed
08th Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
09th Newcastle, City Hall
10th London, Brixton Academy
14th Exeter, Great Hall
16th Nottingham, Rock City
17th Leeds, O2 Academy
18th Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th Aberdeen, Music Hall
21st Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
Tickets for the tour are on sale now, and you can grab them via the band’s website! If you’re looking to grab yourself a copy of their best of album, then you can get that here, and there’s a huge variety of formats and packages for you to choose from! The album will release on 15th October, so be sure to get your pre-orders in!