The Bluetones have reunited for a one-off tour, four years after splitting in 2011.

The shows mark their 20th anniversary, but the four-piece have no plans to get back together permanently, with drummer Eds Chesters now working as an osteopath and bassist Scott Morriss an illustrator living in Tokyo.

A statement said: “If you miss us this time, you may have to wait a lifetime before you get another chance.”

Mark Morriss released solo album A Flash Of Darkness last year and plays in comedian Matt Berry’s band, The Maypoles. Morriss plays at Into The Wild and Cottingham Folk festivals this summer.


Guitarist Adam Devlin is in Thee Cee Cees, a band featuring singer-songwriters Chris T-T and Darren Hayman as well as The Alarm drummer Steve Barnard.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £21 (London, £23).

The Bluetones will play:

Leeds O2 Academy (September 16)


Glasgow O2 ABC (17)

Newcastle O2 Academy (18)

Manchester Ritz (19)

Portsmouth Pyramids (23)


London Forum (24)

Birmingham O2 Academy (26)

Bristol O2 Academy (27)