Del Amitri coming to Southend

While it’s been 19 years since Del Amitri last released a studio album, their current single ‘It’s Feelings’ proves that their flair for crafting melodic rock songs with lyrical bite, soulful comfort and heart-swelling uplift has only strengthened in the intervening years.

Now Del Amitri’s return gathers pace with news of their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018. A new album , ‘Fatal Mistakes’, will follow.

The band come to the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on September 14.

Frontman Justin Currie commented: “It’s been nearly 20 years since we toured with a new album, lord knows what took us so long.

“The prospect of sprinkling our set with a few choices from ‘Fatal Mistakes’ fills us with the sort of excitement that, for some men of our age, might call for light medication.

“We think the adrenaline will see us through.”

Throughout their first chapter, Del Amitri released a succession of hits – including ‘Nothing Ever Happens’, ‘Always The Last To Know’ and ‘Roll To Me’ – which became international radio staples, propelling a career that accomplished five UK Top 10 albums and 6 million sales.

They reunited for sold-out tours in 2014 and 2018 when core members Justin Currie (vocals/bass) and Iain Harvie (guitar) began writing songs that would form the foundations for ‘Fatal Mistakes’.

The line-up is completed by Andy Alston (keyboards), Kris Dollimore (guitar) and Ash Soan (drums).

The Byson Family, fronted by former Temperance Movement vocalist Phil Campbell, will be the opening act.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, April 9 from www.gigsandtours.com www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.delamitri.info

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Mick Ferris

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