In the summer of 2021, Del Amitri released ‘Fatal Mistakes’, their first studio album in almost twenty years. Emerging to a wave of critical acclaim, the album debuted at #5 on the UK’s Official Album Chart as the band achieved their highest chart position since 1995. The band’s timeless blend of irresistible songwriting, observational dark humour and charisma also saw them again fill venues across the UK and beyond – including a three-night run at their home-from-home, the Glasgow Barrowland, in June 2022.

The final night (June 11th) of those three shows is captured in Del Amitri’s new live film ‘Every Night Has A Dawn’, which will be released on December 14th. It will be issued on single Blu-ray disc, with a digital release to follow, and is now available to pre-order HERE.

‘Every Night Has A Dawn’ features a career-spanning set of classic Del Amitri hits and all-time fan favourites interspersed with cuts from ‘Fatal Mistakes’ which already feel like old friends. The band’s tight performance and crisp mix are complemented by a visual flair from director Stuart Alexander, which goes against the grain of the current trend for glossy, ultra HD live footage. With the band and director alike eager to present a visual aesthetic rich with character and individuality, Alexander spent three months experimenting with a variety of analogue equipment and vintage lenses to capture Del Amitri and the storied Barrowland in their full majesty.

The package is completed by the ‘Acoustic Sessions’, a performance which was filmed at frontman Justin Currie’s home studio in Glasgow this summer. It includes three brand new songs in the shape of ‘Every Night Has A Dawn’, ‘Edinburgh My Brother’ and ‘Friendship’, as well as a performance of ‘Drowned On Dry Land’, which has only previously been officially released as part of the long out of print live video ‘No Better Location’.

Del Amitri commented, “This summer of ’22, when the Queen of England still ruled Britannia and the country languished in the glow radiating from the hair of its erstwhile Prime Minister, Del Amitri finally got to play their beloved hometown hall, the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, after years of delay caused by a plague of all the talents. We thought it best to film this event, lest we get locked up or laid flat again, never to return.

The famous room was filled that night with cameras and the famous Barrowland congregation (and also Stuart Alexander, a director certainly destined for fame), and consequently all this activity has been chopped into a film that represents where we are now.

We added an acoustic session, featuring tunes old and brand new (filmed at the singer’s vast mansion) to leaven the rock with a little cheese roll. We call this thing ‘Every Night Has A Dawn’.”

Del Amitri will launch ‘Every Night Has a Dawn’ with a premiere screening and band Q&A at Glasgow Film Theatre on December 12th. Tickets are available exclusively from the band’s official store, and fans who order the bundle will be able to collect their Blu-ray at the launch event two days before its general release.

Having completed a run of UK festival headline shows this summer, Del Amitri will begin 2023 with their first tour of Australia in thirty years, as well as their first ever shows in New Zealand. Please see their website for a list of dates and ticket information.

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