Scottish alt-rockers Del Amitri have officially confirmed a return to the live circuit including a brand new Irish tour date on their travels. Headlining Dublin’s beautiful Vicar Street in January 2014, Del Amitri shall make a welcomed return to Ireland. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Del Amitri will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Wednesday the 22nd of January 2014. Tickets for Del Amitri live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €39 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 6th of September 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Del Amitri live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming January 2014.
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With a cast of original members and even the original crew, Del Amitri return from a ten year sabbatical to wheel out every hit from every era of their lengthy recording career. Justin Currie and Iain Harvie will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan.
It’s been thirty years since Del Amitri’s debut single, ‘Sense Sickness’ – their contribution to all things early 80s and jangly. “The A to Z of Us will take a retrospective sweep of our entire output, from indie art-pop through folk-tinged balladry to hairy Brit-rock chuggery”, says frontman Justin Currie.
Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri had four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles. Their million selling breakthrough album ‘Waking Hours’ (1989) included the hits ‘Nothing Ever Happens’ and ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’. The follow-up, 1992’s ‘Change Everything’, featured the massive radio single ‘Always The Last To Know’ and reached No.2 in the albums chart, only being held off the top slot by the might of ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack. 1995’s ‘Twisted’ charted at No.3 and included their biggest ever single ‘Roll To Me’, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Del Amitri’s most recent album was 2002’s ‘Can You Do Me Good?’, and the band have been on hiatus since finishing the subsequent tour.
“Whenever anyone asked if Del Amitri would ever re-form,” says guitarist Iain Harvie, “our standard response was ‘We never broke up – the phone just stopped ringing.’”
It has started ringing now and Del Amitri are picking it up from where they left off.
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