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The Bluetones - last ever 'farewell' tour - September 2011

The Bluetones - last ever 'farewell' tour - September 2011

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Last Edited by: Jack Stovin March 29th, 2011.

Indie legends The Bluetones today announce their last ever tour and mark the end of an era for the band who have been going strong since they formed in the early ‘90s.

Their debut album ‘Expecting to Fly’ released on 12th February 1996 knocked Oasis’ ‘(What’s The Story ) Morning Glory?’ off the Number 1 spot in the UK album charts and delivered 3 Top 20 singles, ‘Bluetonic’, ‘Slight Return’ and ‘Cut Some Rug’.

"After 17 years and 6 albums, The Bluetones have decided that the time has arrived to call it a day and move on to other challenges,”says frontman Mark Morriss."Before disappearing forever though, we will be heading out for one last tour, as a chance to say farewell and thank you to all the fans that have sustained us over these years, with a career spanning Greatest Hits/Best Of... style set of songs. It's gonna be emotional."

Hugely influential in the Britpop movement, these final live shows will be a reminder of just how important The Bluetones are within the UK indie music scene.

Tour dates: September 2011

*Academy Event presents

Saturday 3rd Yeovil, Orange Box
Monday 5th Cardiff, Millennium Music Hall
Tuesday 6th Reading, Sub89
Wednesday 7th Brighton, Concorde 2
Thursday 8th Southampton, The Brook
Saturday 10th Manchester, Club Academy
Sunday 11th Glasgow, O2 ABC*
Monday 12th Newcastle O2 Academy*
Tuesday 13th Sheffield O2 Academy2*
Thursday 15th Liverpool O2 Academy2*
Friday 16th London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
Saturday 17th Leeds, Cockpit
Sunday 18th Bournemouth, O2 Academy*
Tuesday 20th Oxford, O2 Academy2*
Wednesday 21st Bristol, O2 Academy*
Thursday 22nd Birmingham, O2 Academy2*

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