Charlatans play gig inspired by debut album ‘Some Friendly’

Plus band announce autumn UK tour and ticket details

The Charlatans played the first of two gigs at London‘s Roundhouse last night (May 31) based around their 1990 debut album ‘Some Friendly’.

Performing in front of a sold-out crowd, rather than recreate the album in order Tim Burgess and co produced a set that drew from the record (which was played in full over the course of the gig), plus associated B-sides and singles from the era.

Along with rarely performed tracks like ‘Sonic’, the band performed classic single ‘The Only One I Know’ towards the end of their main set, while a rousing version of album closer ‘Sproston Green’ finished proceeedings.

The Charlatans played:

‘Imperial 109’
‘You’re Not Very Well’
‘White Shirt’
‘Over Rising’
‘Way Up There’
‘Happen To Die’
‘You Can Talk To Me’
‘Polar Bear’
‘Believe You Me’
‘The Only One I Know’
‘Indian Rope’
‘Everything Changed’
‘Me. In Time’
‘Can’t Even Be Bothered’
‘Sproston Green’

The band have also announced an autumn UK tour.

The shows, which will encompass the band’s whole career, will see them supported by special guest Shaun Ryder.

The dates are:

Newcastle O2 Academy (Octover 7)
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (8)
Dundee Fat Sam’s Live (9)
Liverpool O2 Academy (11)
Nottingham Rock City (12)
Leeds O2 Academy (14)
Sheffield O2 Academy (15)
Manchester Apollo (16)
Oxford O2 Academy (18)
Bristol O2 Academy (19)
Norwich UEA (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (22)
Birmingham O2 Academy (23)

Tickets go on sale this Friday (June 4) at 9.30am (BST). To check the availability of The Charlatans tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The band are currently working on new album ‘Who We Touch’ with producer Youth for a release on September 6. A single, ‘Love Is Ending’, is out on July 19.