The Charlatans: ‘Before he died, Jon Brookes was very keen to get the album going’

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'Modern Nature' will be released on January 26

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has spoken about the late Jon Brookes, his former bandmate, stating that the drummer was the driving force behind making their forthcoming 12th studio album ‘Modern Nature’ – set for release on January 26.

Burgess, spoke to NME, saying that “before he died Jon was very keen to get the album going and kind of had his drums at the front door ready to go. He was very keen.” Brookes passed away last year from a brain tumour.

The full interview can be viewed below.

The band will also tour the UK in support of the album in March.

The Charlatans play:
Bristol Academy (March 3)
Manchester Albert Hall (5)
Leeds Academy (7)
Hull University (9)
Glasgow Barrowlands (10)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (13)
Leicester Academy (14)
London Roundhouse (16)

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