added: 5 Sep 2013 // by: David Spencer
Del Amitri, who had hits with the likes of Nothing Ever Happens and Always The Last To Know in the 1990s have announced they are getting back together for a UK tour. They say original members and even the original crew, are returning from a ten year sabbatical.
Singer Justin Currie and guitarist Iain Harvie - the band's original main songwriters - will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan. The tour comes thirty years since Del Amitri's debut single, Sense Sickness.
Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri had four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles. Their million selling breakthrough album Waking Hours (1989) included the hits Nothing Ever Happens and Kiss This Thing Goodbye - as well as Move Away Jimmy Blue. The follow-up, 1992's Change Everything, featured the massive radio single Always The Last To Know and reached No.2 in the albums chart, only being held off the top slot by the might of The Bodyguard soundtrack.
1995's Twisted charted at No.3 and included their biggest ever single Roll To Me, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was also voted in the year's top ten albums by Q magazine.
Del Amitri's most recent album was 2002's Can You Do Me Good?, and the band have been on hiatus since finishing the subsequent tour.
'Whenever anyone asked if Del Amitri would ever re-form,' says guitarist Iain Harvie, 'our standard response was 'We never broke up - the phone just stopped ringing.''
Since then lead singer Currie has released three critically acclaimed solo albums - but there has been an increasing clamour among his fans for a full band reunion.
The band play the following dates:
Jan 22nd, 2014 Vicar St, Dublin
Jan 24th, 2014 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Jan 26th, 2014 City Hall, Newcastle
Jan 27th, 2014 O2 Academy, Leeds
Jan 28th, 2014 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Jan 30th, 2014 Bournemouth O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Jan 31st, 2014 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Feb 1st, 2014 O2 Apollo, Manchester
Feb 2nd, 2014 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Feb 4th, 2014 Colston Hall, Bristol
Feb 5th, 2014 New Theatre, Oxford
Feb 6th, 2014 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Feb 7th, 2014 Hammersmith Apollo, London
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