The Charlatans 30th Anniversary Tour and Blue Vinyl Album


THE CHARLATANS are proud to announce their (Covid) delayed 30th Anniversary Best of Tour and that they will release a special album box set on limited edition blue vinyl on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music on the 15th of October 2021.

‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ features five albums and an exclusive seven – inch single and is a career-spanning collection that sums up their remarkable 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 of November and finish up in Aberdeen on the 20th of December 2021.

In a remarkable and genre bursting 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, The Guardian described their most recent album ‘Different Days’ as “one of their best ever”.

This limited box set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook and Sleaford Mods. The package will will also include an exclusive seven inch single featuring demo versions of  ‘Indian Rope’/ ’The Only One I Know’, a signed print of a tour poster from the early 1990’s together with a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. .  There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus the live album, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums.

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.

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

November 2021
22nd                      Belfast, Limelight
23rd                       Dublin, Olympia
25th                        Wrexham, William Aston Hall
26th                        Bristol, O2 Academy
27th                        Birmingham, O2 Academy
29th                        Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
30th                        Bournemouth, O2 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, O2 City Hall
10th                        London, O2 Brixton Academy
16th                        Nottingham, Rock City
17th                        Leeds, O2 Academy
18th                        Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th                        Aberdeen, Music Hall

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 30th April and will be available from / Ticket prices are £39.50 in Manchester and London, £35 in Birmingham and Leeds and everywhere else £30-£32.50.  Support to be announced.

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