The Charlatans have just announced they will be back in Australia this November with a brand new album and full national tour.
From the press release:
For more than two decades now, The Charlatans have been an inspirational force in British rock. As they celebrate their twentieth anniversary with some very special gigs, they remain as exciting and relevant now, as when they first broke through to the immortal strains of ‘The Only One I Know’ – if not, more so, as a new generation of young bands and fans today hail them as lifelong heroes.
Their eleventh studio collection, ‘Who We Touch’, which will be released through Shock Entertainment on September 17th, 2010 must surely rank as their boldest to date, radically broadening, in places, their aesthetic remit. It is, says Burgess, “a soulful voyage”, a journey through moods upful and profound, dark and delirious, ultimately concluding in blissful optimism. It’s sound is inspired by many heroes, yet always sounds like no-one other than The Charlatans themselves.
Rooted in the Midlands and Northwest of England, the band have always exuded positive energy, whether in the first mania of their success in the early ’90s, or while suffering their many tribulations midway through that decade, or in their sophisticated, ever-questing vitality today.
The unshakable line-up of Martin Blunt (bass), Jon Brookes (drums), Tim Burgess (vocals), Mark Collins (guitar) and Tony Rogers (keyboards) have, along the way, made so much beautiful, brilliant music – countless classic singles, bursting with melody and class; and an enviable catalogue of albums, each restlessly different from the last, none anything short of compelling, uplifting, or totally rockin’. Unlike all but a very select few bands of their vintage, The Charlatans albums are urgent, and full of life, both commercially and creatively.
Australian Tour Dates:
Wednesday 10th November – Brisbane, Hi-Fi
Tickets: www.custommade.com.au (ph 1300 762 545), www.thehifi.com.au (ph 1300 843 4434) & OzTix outlets
Thursday 11th November – Sydney, Metro
Tickets: www.custommade.com.au (ph 1300 762 545), www.metrotheatre.com.au (ph 9550 3666)
Friday 12th November – Melbourne, Billboard
Saturday 13th November – Adelaide, Fowlers Live
Monday 15th November – Fremantle, Metropolis
Tickets: www.custommade.com.au (ph 1300 762 545), www.heatseeker.com.au, Mills Records, Planet Video, Star Surf Perth
*Tickets on sale FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2010