THE CHARLATANS are proud to announce their (Covid) delayed 30th Anniversary Best of Tour and that they will release a special album box set on limited edition blue vinyl on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music on the 15th of October 2021.

‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ features five albums and an exclusive seven – inch single and is a career-spanning collection that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour will visit eighteen cities and will kick off at The Limelight in Belfast on the 22nd of November and finish up in Aberdeen on the 20th of December 2021.

In a remarkable and genre bursting career, THE CHARLATANS have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their most recent album ‘Different Days’ as “one of their best ever”.

This limited box set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook and Sleaford Mods. The package will will also include an exclusive seven inch single featuring demo versions of  ‘Indian Rope’/ ’The Only One I Know’, a signed print of a tour poster from the early 1990’s together with a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. .  There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus the live album, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums.

Their iconic and hugely adored live track ‘One To Another’ (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song.

To celebrate their anniversary and the box set the band have confirmed an extensive UK & Ireland Best of Tour.

November 2021

22nd                Belfast, Limelight

23rd                 Dublin, Olympia

25th                  Wrexham, William Aston Hall

26th                  Bristol, O2 Academy

27th                  Birmingham, O2 Academy

29th                  Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

30th                  Bournemouth, O2 Academy

December 2021

02nd                  Oxford, O2 Academy

03rd                  Cambridge, Corn Exchange

04th                  Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

06th                  Lincoln, Engine Shed

08th                  Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory

09th                  Newcastle, O2 City Hall

10th                  London, O2 Brixton Academy

16th                  Nottingham, Rock City

17th                  Leeds, O2 Academy

18th                  Glasgow, O2 Academy

20th                  Aberdeen, Music Hall

Tickets for the tour go on sale 10am Friday 30th April and will be available from /

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