Del Amitri made a triumphant return with their new album ‘Fatal Mistakes’. Emerging to widespread critical acclaim, it debuted at #5, making it their highest charting studio album since ‘Twisted’ back in 1995. Ticket sales for their upcoming UK headline tour are also strong, with many venues now close to selling out.
Building on that resurgent momentum, the band now share their new single ‘All Hail Blind Love’ which is one of the most streamed songs on the album. A reflective, country-tinged ballad, the song has the classic Del Amitri dichotomy of countering a sugar sweet title with scathing, gut-punching lyrics: “Don’t assume we’ve mellowed / We still think of one another as a fraud.”
In an interview with Culture Sonar, Justin Currie said that ‘All Hail Blind Love’ is about “a couple that has been through sour times celebrating their wedding anniversary. That could easily be me and Iain Harvie.”
Del Amitri today announce details of three special intimate Edinburgh Fringe Festival acoustic performances at Queen’s Hall on August 26th, 27th and 28th. Tickets go on sale here from 10am this Friday, July 23rd.
Justin Currie said: “After so many cancellations and postponements there’s finally a real prospect of playing live again. And before we start the tour in September, we have been given a unique opportunity to play three intimate Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows at the Queen’s Hall, where we can perform songs from Fatal Mistakes and some unexpected gems to you, on our acoustic guitars, in a “Del Amitri rocks-but-in-a gentle-way”! While you relax and take it all in with a glass of Côtes du Rhône, in a tables and chairs setting. It’s not the kind of show we’ve ever done before, but after all the shit that has gone down in the past year-and-a-half what better time could there be!”
They then embark upon their first UK headline tour since the summer of 2018. Tickets for the tour, listed below, are available from www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.delamitri.info.
26th – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall (JUST ADDED)
27th – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall (JUST ADDED)
28th – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall (JUST ADDED)
13th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
14th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
15th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
17th – Blackpool, Opera House
18th – York, Barbican
20th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
21st – Sheffield, City Hall
22nd – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
11th – Hamilton, Townhouse
12th – Aberdeen, Music Hall
13th – Inverness, Ironworks
14th – Perth, Concert Hall
15th – Dunoon, Queen’s Hall
16th – Oban, Corran Halls
18th – Birmingham, Symphony Halls
19th – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
20th – London, Palladium
19th – Glasgow, Barrowland (free show for NHS and key workers)
20th – Glasgow, Barrowland
Contemporary heartland rock quintet The Byson Family will support on all dates from September onwards.