Marking the 25th anniversary of Jollification, Lightning Seeds will be performing the seminal album across a six date UK tour in March 2020. The tour will see Ian Broudie and co. perform Jollification in its entirety across venues in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester as well as Glasgow, Gateshead and Bexhill.
The Liverpudlians will visit iconic venues O2 Academy Bristol, O2 Institute Birmingham and Manchester’s O2 Ritz, as well as St Luke’s Glasgow, Sage Gateshead and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Jollification will be performed live for the first time in November (2018) with landmark shows at The London Palladium on the 7th and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on the 27th.
The tour follows the 25 year anniversary reissue of Jollification, released on September 6th 2018 via Sony Music. The original 1994 LP sold over 900,000 copies, receiving critical acclaim and going on to be certified Platinum. The reissue will be released digitally as well as on heavyweight black vinyl and limited edition strawberry red (and strawberry scented!) coloured vinyl.
The wispy pop outfit the Lightning Seeds is essentially the solo project of noted producer Ian Broudie. Following major success on both sides of the Atlantic in the 90s, Broudie made an attempt to modernise the Lightning Seeds’ sound on 1999’s Tilt, but the album's commercial reception was less than overwhelming and he decided to put the group on hiatus. Following the turn of the millennium Broudie produced a number of bands on the Liverpool 'cosmic scouse' scene, including Coral and the Zutons, and 2004 saw the arrival of Tales Told, Broudie's first solo album under his own name. Two years later Broudie re-formed the Lightning Seeds with a new lineup for live appearances, and in May 2009 the group's sixth studio album, Four Winds, was released.
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