The Limelight is set to host three very special gigs later this year.
Ocean Colour Scene will mark the 20th anniversary of Moseley Shoals, one of Britpop’s most essential albums, on Sunday, December 4.
After taking some time off, Feeder are back together and back on tour and will be stopping off at the Limelight 1 on Monday, October 17.
Meanwhile ABC will give new life to their classic eighties album Lexicon of Love on Wednesday, November 16.
Ocean Colour Scene
Ocean Colour Scene will be performing their million selling album Moseley Shoals in full at The Limelight 1 as part of an intimate warm-up show for their UK & Ireland tour.
In the bands 21 year existence Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song.
They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date.
Universal will re-issue the Moseley Shoals album in several deluxe formats to coincide with the tour.
Following lead singer/guitarist and chief songwriter Grant Nicholas’s recent, critically acclaimed solo releases Yorktown Heights and Black Clouds, which saw Grant play a host of shows with a very different, lo-fi line up, the Feeder frontman says he feels re-invigorated, and in the best creative space of his life.
Nicholas commented: “We are really looking forward to getting out there on the road again and feel reborn after our break. Isle of Wight Festival reminded us how good it is to be back playing together, and the loyalty of our fans is truly immense”.
Feeder first shot to fame when their debut EP Swim was released to huge critical acclaim in 1996. Since then they’ve had 25 Top 40 hits with the likes of Feeling A Moment, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Just A Day and Buck Rogers and amassed over five million record sales along with three Platinum and two Gold albums.
Since Generation Freakshow, the band has appeared at a number of UK festivals, performed at Hyde Park to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and headlined London’s Brixton Academy before announcing they were taking some time off. Feeders’s autumn tour will see the band revisit some of their biggest hits whilst also performing tracks from their forthcoming – and long-awaited – new studio album.
A mere 34 years since the release of one of the landmark albums of the 80s, ABC return to the scene of their most resounding triumph with the release of The Lexicon Of Love II on the Virgin EMI label.
Sonically doffing its cap to the original, it features 10 brand new songs from the pen of ABC kingpin Martin Fry abetted by various musical cohorts.
It might take a less innocent, more experienced view on affairs of the heart than its million selling predecessor, but it still concludes that all you need is love.