Lightning Seeds have today announced a major UK tour for this autumn performing tracks from their incredible back catalogue. The tour will see the Liverpudlians visit iconic venues all over the UK including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and a hometown show at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia. They will also be joined by very special guest Badly Drawn Boy on all dates except Brighton.
Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. Ian originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” which in turn led to him producing several bands starting with Echo & The Bunnymen. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album ‘Cloudcukooland’ featuring the hit single ‘Pure’. Second album ‘Sense’ followed before the release of the seminal album ‘Jollification’ in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies.
In 1996 the iconic single ‘3 Lions’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over. That same year ‘Dizzy Heights’ and 1999’s ‘Tilt’ were released to critical acclaim before Ian returned to his producer roots. Ian soon began to develop hit albums for the likes of The Coral, The Zutons and many more.
Badly Drawn Boy aka Damon Gough first gained major acclaim by critics and audiences alike with his debut album ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ in 2000 which went on to win the Mercury Prize. Badly Drawn Boy has since release eight studio albums including 2020’s lauded ‘Banana Skin Shoes’. He will be performing classics and old favourites from his eclectic career.
LIGHTNING SEEDS WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST BADLY DRAWN BOY UK TOUR DATES:
Thu 27 Oct 2022 Cambridge Junction
Fri 28 Oct 2022 Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 29 Oct 2022 Frome Cheese & Grain
Thu 03 Nov 2022 Southampton The 1865
Fri 04 Nov 2022 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 05 Nov 2022 Leeds Stylus
Sun 06 Nov 2022 Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Thu 10 Nov 2022 Birmingham Town Hall
Fri 11 Nov 2022 Newcastle Boiler Shop
Sat 12 Nov 2022 Liverpool Eventim Olympia
Thu 17 Nov 2022 Brighton Chalk
Fri 18 Nov 2022 Cardiff Tramshed
Sat 19 Nov 2022 Manchester Albert Hall
Sat 26 Nov 2022 Sheffield Leadmill
Badly Drawn Boy will be appearing as very special guest on all dates except Brighton.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22nd June at 10am here.