The Ordinary Boys announce reunion tour and new album

The band will hit the road with Spectrals' Louis Jones this November

The Ordinary Boys have announced plans for a reunion tour as well as a brand new album.

The band – who split in 2008, reforming for a brief tour in 2011 – have now revealed that they are back together and will be releasing their fourth LP, their first since 2006’s ‘How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps’. They will also tour the UK this November, playing nine dates across the country, starting at Manchester Ruby Lounge on November 18, and visiting Glasgow, London, Leeds and more. Scroll down for full dates – tickets go on sale at 9am on June 6.

The band, headed up by Samuel Preston, are joined by former Spectrals man Louis Jones – pictured – on guitar. Jones dissolved Spectrals in 2013.


The Ordinary Boys released their debut album ‘Over The Counter Culture’ 10 years ago, in the summer of 2004. It was followed in 2005 by ‘Brassbound’. Frontman Preston famously featured on the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother, going on to marry his co-star Chantelle Houghton. The pair were divorced in 2007. Preston released a solo album ‘Whatever Forever’ in 2009 and has been working as a songwriter since, penning hits for the likes of Olly Murs.

The Ordinary Boys will play:

Manchester Ruby Lounge (November 18)
Newcastle Think Tank (19)
Glasgow King Tuts (21)
Leeds Cockpit (22)
Birmingham Hare & Hounds (23)
Nottingham Bodega (25)
London XOYO (26)
Bristol Louisiana (27)
Southampton Joiners (28)

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