The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy.

Tommy was a compilation album that collected the band’s first four singles and accompanying b-sides plus selected tracks from two early BBC Radio 1 sessions. It was released, in July 1988, on The Wedding Present’s own record label, Reception Records, and provides an overview of The Wedding Present’s frenetic output before the debut album, George Best.

Track-listing : Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy! / (The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again / Once More / At The Edge Of The Sea / Living And Learning / This Boy Can Wait / You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends / Felicity / What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? / Never Said / Every Mother’s Son / My Favourite Dress

Tommy live dates in 2018:

Part One – February

01/02 Poole – Mr Kyps

02/02 Royal Tunbridge Wells – Forum

03/02 Sheffield – Leadmill

04/02 Cardiff – Globe

Part Two – May

24/05 Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms

25/05 Birmingham – O2 Academy

26/05 Liverpool – Arts Club

27/05 Edinburgh – Liquid Room

Part Three – June

07/06 Oxford – O2 Academy

08/06 Newcastle upon Tyne – O2 Academy

09/06 Leeds – Church [Benefit concert for ‘The National Autistic Society’]

Part Four – July

25/07 Galway, Ireland – The Galway Arts Festival

26/07 Limerick, Ireland TBC

27/07 Dublin, Ireland – Academy

28/07 Belfast – Limelight 2

Part Five – October

03/10 Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre

04/10 London – 100 Club SOLD OUT

05/10 Manchester – Academy

06/10 Glasgow – Saint Luke’s

07/10 Hebden Bridge – Trades Club SOLD OUT

Part Six – December [To be announced on May 4th]

05/12 Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms

06/12 Exeter – Cavern

07/12 Bristol – Thekla

08/12 Stoke – Gladstone Pottery Museum

09/12 Bradford Underground

11/12 Galashiels – Mac Arts

12/12 Carlisle – Old Fire Station

13/12 Leicester – Dryden Street Social

14/12 London – O2 Academy Islington

Tommy will also be performed live on the first day of David Gedge’s tenth annual Brighton-based festival At The Edge Of The Sea on 10 August.

The Wedding Present will be playing festivals throughout the summer as well as helping to celebrate the release of the George Best album feature film documentary Something Left Behind. They will also be recording a new session for the BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Marc Riley. The band’s first six Marc Riley sessions have already been released on two compilation LPs by Hatch Records.

Following the popularity of last year’s George Best 30 album, where a Steve Albini re-recorded version of George Best was released by Scopitones, the band are now planning to re-visit Tommy.

Finally, David Gedge is hoping to find time to continue writing and publishing issues of Tales From The Wedding Present – his auto-biography in comic book form – as well as continuing to DJ around the country.

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