As never ending tours should do, of course. In this particular case it is Lloyd Cole’s own one which will be rolling across the British Isles – well, England and Wales anyway – in February and March. Lloyd Cole surely needs no introduction – he’s the literate singer songwriter who first stepped into the spotlight in 1984 when when Lloyd Cole & The Commotions released their effortlessly hip debut album Rattlesnakes. Two further albums of era defining jangle pop were to follow until Lloyd went solo and decamped to New York.
Resident in the USA since ’89 Lloyd has released a further 12 studio albums that run the gamut from electric rock’n’roll to intimate folk via experimental electronica. A wry charismatic figure on stage, a handmade Martin guitar in his hands, he delves deep into his peerless songbook of crumpled love affairs, killer melodies and literary smarts. Are you ready to be heartbroken?
Feb 20 WREXHAM William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University
Feb 21 LANCASTER Grand Theatre
Feb 22 CUMNOCK Town Hall
Feb 23 WHITLEY BAY Playhouse
Feb 24 STOCKTON ON TEES Princess Alexandra Auditorium
Feb 26 NORWICH Epic Studios
Feb 27 EPSOM Playhouse
Feb 28 CORBY The Core at Corby Cube
March 2 NEWARK Palace Theatre
March 3 GUILDFORD G Live
March 4 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
March 6 BATH Komedia
March 7 EXETER Corn Exchange
March 8 MARGATE Theatre Royal