Noughties indie icons The Zutons have reformed for their first full tour in nine years.
The Liverpool band are touring next March to play their debut album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’ in full on an eight-date tour, to mark the album’s 15th anniversary. Tour dates are below. Tickets for the tour will be available at this link from 9am on Friday (November 30).
It comes two years after The Zutons reformed for a charity benefit to commemorate the death of their friend Kristian Ealey. Zutons singer Dave McCabe sang with Ealey in his first band Tramp Attack. At the time, the band vowed it would be their “final ever” concert.
But the concert saw the band start to revive their friendship. McCabe said: “We’ve all been off doing our own thing for a little while. It’s only with hindsight and a bit of space that you see how special something really is. It’s easy to take things for granted when you’re younger, but now it’s just amazing to think of those songs still having a place in the world, and for people to come and hear us play them again.”
‘Who Killed The Zutons’ included the singles ‘You Will You Won’t’, ‘Pressure Point’, ‘Confusion’ and ‘Remember Me’. The Zutons’ most famous song ‘Valerie’ featured on their second album, ‘Tired Of Hanging Around’, which was covered by Amy Winehouse. The Zutons released their final album to date ‘You Can Do Anything’ in 2008.
Since splitting in 2009 without any formal announcement, McCabe has gone on to have a solo career, releasing his sole solo album ‘Church Of Miami’ in 2015. Bassist Russ Pritchard plays in Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds and drummer Sean Payne went on to play with The Lightning Seeds. Saxophonist Abi Harding has also released solo music as AbiChan.
The Zutons tour dates are:
March 26: O2 Institute, Birmingham
March 28: Barrowland, Glasgow
March 29: Albert Hall, Manchester
March 30: Roundhouse, London
April 1: O2 Academy, Bristol
April 2: Rock City, Nottingham
April 4: O2 Academy, Leeds
April 5: Olympia, Liverpool