Shed Seven bring partly sold out tour to Bournemouth this autumn

Shed Seven bring partly sold out tour to Bournemouth this autumn

Image by Chris Little. 

Shed Seven have already had an unforgettable 30th anniversary year, taking in their first ever No.1 album with ‘A Matter of Time’, two huge upcoming homecoming celebration shows at York’s Museum Gardens, and aNo.1 vinyl single with the BBC Radio 2 playlisted ‘Let’s Go Dancing’. Yet the fun doesn’t stop there. Not only will Shed Seven release the new orchestral reworks album‘Liquid Gold’ on September 27th 2024, but they have also announced a major nationwide 30th anniversary tour, which brings them to Bournemouth’s O2 Academy in December.

‘Liquid Gold’ sees Shed Seven revisit a selection of hits and live favourites from their back catalogue with the rousing accompaniment of a full orchestra. Reimagined by the band in collaboration with arrangers Fiona Brice (Liam Gallagher, Placebo) and Michael Rendall (who worked on both ‘A Matter of Time’ and 2017’s Top 10 comeback ‘Instant Pleasures’), the album’s rich reinvention also benefits from a brass section and gospel singers.

The album spans the band’s career, starting with ‘Speakeasy’ and ‘Ocean Pie’ from their 1994 debut album ‘Change Giver’. It also visits their landmark album ‘A Maximum High’ – including a dramatic new take on ‘Parallel Lines’ which guitarist Paul Banks has playfully described as sounding like “Shed Zeppelin” – and a soaring, sweeping ‘Disco Down’ through to ‘Better Days’, originally from ‘Instant Pleasures’.

‘Liquid Gold’is completed by a brand new song which was written specifically for this project in the shape of ‘All Roads Lead To You’and a new take on the ‘Instant Pleasures’ era bonus track ‘Waiting For The Catch’.

Shed Seven’s Rick Witter says, “‘This year we celebrate 30 years as recording artists and after reminiscing about our career we thought we’d celebrate the milestone by revisiting some key songs from our past. The idea being that if we cherry picked a hatful of songs and recorded them now it would be a coherent stroll down memory lane but also sit sonically beside our recent number one album ‘A Matter Of Time’. A logical next step. We see this record as a gateway into the world of Shed Seven. We also felt that adding an orchestra to each track would lend the whole project a unique slant. The songs have become widescreen, full of colour

“The original recordings will always hold a special place in our hearts but re-recording the chosen songs was an exciting prospect for us. It’s a gift from the band to our loyal supporters and will hopefully introduce some golden moments throughout our career to a whole new audience. Enjoy, and here’s to the next 30 years!”

 After their two sold-out huge York outdoor shows and a set atBlossoms’ Big Bank Holiday Weekend, Shed Seven’s 30th anniversary tour gets underway in November. Promising hits, fresh favourites from ‘A Matter of Time’ and surprise guest appearances it promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans both old and new. After phenomenal demand has already seen multiple gigs sell-out, limited tickets remain available HERE. All shows feature special guests The Sherlocks. The dates are:


19th – York, Museum Gardens (SOLD OUT)

20th – York, Museum Gardens (SOLD OUT)


25th – Manchester, Wythenshawe Park (guests to Blossoms)



14th – Sheffield, Octagon (SOLD OUT)

15th – Cardiff, University – Great Hall

16th – Liverpool, University – Mountford Hall

18th – Halifax, Victoria Theatre

19th – Hull, City Hall

21st – Aberdeen, Music Hall (SOLD OUT)

22nd – Glasgow, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

23rd – Edinburgh, O2 Academy

25th – Leicester, O2 Academy

26th – Margate, Dreamland

28th – Bristol, O2 Academy

29th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall

30th – Leeds, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)



2nd – Oxford, O2 Academy

3rd – Lincoln, Engine Shed

5th – Stockton, Globe

6th – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

7th – Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

9th – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA  (SOLD OUT)

10th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

12th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy

13th – Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)

14th – London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)


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