Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
8:00 AM 30th April 2021

The Charlatans - 30th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set And Best Of Tour Announced

Manchester band, The Charlatans will are set to release a 30th anniversary vinyl box set along with an autumn tour.

Head Full Of Ideas features five albums and a seven-inch single and is a career-spanning collection that sums up their progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour will visit eighteen cities and will kick off at The Limelight in Belfast on the 22nd November and finish up in Aberdeen on the 20th December 2021 with four northern dates in the schedule.

In a long career The Charlatans have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever.

To celebrate their anniversary and the box set the band have confirmed an extensive UK & Ireland Best of Tour.

Dates in the North:
December 2021
04th - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
08th - Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
09th - Newcastle, O2 City Hall
17th - Leeds, O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 30th April and will be available from /