Courteeners will mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a new, fully re-recorded version of the seminal record and two massive shows in London and Manchester.
Headlining two massive shows including a date for Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall and a homecoming show at Manchester Arena.
Following Liam Fray’s recent sold out acoustic tour of the UK, the band have recorded an unplugged version of St. Jude for release on 6th April 2018 via Ignition Records. St. Jude Re:Wired has been produced by Liam and Joe Cross. The St. Jude Re:Wired tracklisting is:
- Bide Your Time(Re:Wired)
- What Took You So Long?(Re:Wired)
- Please Don’t(Re:Wired)
- If It Wasn’t For Me(Re:Wired)
- No You Didn’t, No You Don’t(Re:Wired)
- How Come(Re:Wired)
- Kings Of The New Road(Re:Wired)
- Not Nineteen Forever(Re:Wired)
- Fallowfield Hillbilly(Re:Wired)
- Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow(Re:Wired)
Liam Fray: “We were looking for a way to mark the 10 year anniversary of the release of St. Jude… we thought it might be worth at least raising a little glass to celebrate the fact that we’re still here. I’d been out on an acoustic tour this autumn, re-working and revisiting tunes from the back catalogue, stripping them back, bigging them up and experimenting with some different interpretations. The string section were incredible and unknowingly nudged me into unlocking something special. I loved revisiting all the old songs and putting a new twist on them. So, the day after the final date of the tour, I gingerly prised myself out of bed, booked a studio, rang the band, brought in some string-players and we ‘re-did’ St. Jude in a few days. And it sounds fucking brilliant.”
The band will play two very special St. Jude shows in 2018: a Teenage Cancer Trust show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall (23rd March) and Manchester Arena (7th April). Tickets are on sale Friday 15th December at 9am.