News from one of our favourite ever bands:
LAST GREAT DREAMERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & TOUR
UK power-pop rockers Last Great Dreamers return this spring with a brand new album and UK tour.
13th Floor Renegades follows on from 2016’s Transmissions From Oblivion and like that album, was the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign. The album was recorded at Henwood Studios in deepest Oxfordshire with producer Peter Brown (son of Joe, brother of Sam) last autumn and is set for release on Friday 13 April through the band’s own Ray Records.
Originally coming together in London during the early 90s, Last Great Dreamers quickly became darlings of the glam-punk scene centred around Soho. Gaining props for debut album Retrosexual, earning Best New Band in the prestigious Kerrang! awards, and supporting major US touring bands. After a prolonged hiatus, they returned in 2014 with the rarities compilation Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven followed by the all-new Transmissions… and have been touring widely with the likes of The Quireboys, Bernie Tormé and former Runaways singer Cherie Currie.
Speaking of the new album, vocalist/guitarist Marc Valentine says, “Everything fell into place at the right time. We started a Pledge campaign for the album, which had a fantastic response. The fans’ involvement was truly incredible and their generosity never ceases to amaze us. Hopefully with this album we get to repay their faith. It’s really been an organic process from start to finish, with a few twists and turns along the way, but we’re really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve in a short space of time.”
The band are about to undertake their first ever tour of Spain but return in March to play the following dates…
Fri 9 March GREAT YARMOUTH Legends of Rock Festival
Sat 7 April BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
Thu 12 April LONDON The Black Heart
Fri 13 April CANNOCK The Station
Sat 14 April BRIDGEND Hobos
Sun 15 April CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed 18 April WAKEFIELD Black Mass
Thu 19 April GRIMSBY Yardbirds
Fri 20 April CARLISLE Embers
Sat 21 April GLASGOW Nice’n’Sleazy
Sun 22 April NEWCASTLE Trillions
Fri 25 May DERBY Bearded Theory Festival
Sat 26 May BROMSGROVE Breaking Bands Festival
Sun 27 May BIRMINGHAM Dementia Awarefest
Tickets are available from https://www.lastgreatdreamers.com/live