Recording forces East 17 to postpone UK tour

Reformed band want to finish new album before they tour

Recording forces East 17 to postpone UK tour

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East 17 have been forced to postpone their UK tour due to recording commitments.

The pop band, who reunited formally last month, were due to tour in July, but have now pushed the dates back until the autumn.

The band, who are touring with new member Blair Dreelan instead of former singer Brian Harvey, are currently recording their fifth studio album, which is scheduled to be released in September. The new release will be their first since 1998’s 'Resurrection' and is preceded by a single 'Secret Of My Life', which will come out in July.

East 17 had 12 Top Ten hits between 1992 and 1998 and reformed with all four original members in 2006 for a one-off show. After that they continued to tour as a three piece, with main songwriter Tony Mortimer declining to take part.

Mortimer has now re-joined though, seemingly as the notoriously wild Harvey isn't part of the line-up.

East 17 will now play:

Brighton Concorde 2 (August 31)
O2 Bristol Academy 2 (September 1)
O2 Oxford Academy 2 (2)
O2 Liverpool Academy 2 (4)
O2 Glasgow Academy 2 (5)
O2 Newcastle Academy (6)
London O2 Academy Islington (8)
O2 Academy Birmingham 2 (9)
O2 Academy Sheffield 2 (10)

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