Fun Lovin' Criminals 20th Anniversary tour

SW1 Productions are proud to announce a show featuring the return of Fun Lovin' Criminals to the live arena at the Great Hall in Exeter on Friday 19 February 2016.

The band whose ability to merge and transcend genres saw them become one of the most unique and exciting groups when they formed in the nineties. Fun Lovin' Criminals will play their first live shows in years in February 2016 to celebrate and resurrect in all its glory one of the most important albums of 1996, 'Come Find Yourself'.

20 years on this debut release for the group sounds as fresh and vibrant as it did that year, when it spent almost 12 months in the UK chart, becoming a soundtrack for the summer and peaking at No. 7. Huey Morgan, Brian Leiser and Frank Benbini will play the album live and in full for the very first time at venues around the country including this Exeter show.

'Come Find Yourself' is a record where each and every track you remember within the first few notes, and so many memorable lyrics; "Means with the green, murder on your spleen living in a dream do you know what I mean?", "Smoke 'em, smoke 'em, smoke 'em if you got 'em, if you ain't got 'em, then you hit rock bottom", and "Everything is cool and everything is schmoove".

It's one of those clever releases that transports you back to the time and yet is ageless and ready for a new audience of fans to fall in love with it all over again. A long lasting and unforgettable cocktail of music with a nod to hip hop, rock, blues, jazz, funk and soul; with Huey Morgan's extensive knowledge and collection of music it's hardly surprising that this seminal album has such a wide foundation of influence.

Huey Morgan says: "After 20 years, 'Come Find Yourself' will be played live in its entirety for the first time. Our debut album burned a path for crossing genres that we now take for granted. The music is now part of our collective lexicon and we are very proud to be able to play it live and share our love of diversity which we have always, as a band, championed."

Fun Lovin' Criminals tour dates are:

Fri 29 January Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
Thu 04 February O2 Academy, Leeds
Fri 5 February O2 Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sat 6 February Rock City, Nottingham
Thu 11 February O2 Academy, Oxford
Fri 12 February Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Sat 13 February Norwich UEA LCR, Norwich
Thu 18 February Y Plas (formerly Solus), Cardiff
Fri 19 February Great Hall, Exeter
Sat 20 February O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Thu 25 February O2 Institute Birmingham, Digbeth
Fri 26 February Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Sat 27 February Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow

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article by: Scott Williams

published: 26/11/2015 14:33