Dexys news: new album, tour, and everything you need to know
By Classic Pop | November 22, 2021
Are Dexys releasing a new album in 2022?
Dexys aren’t releasing an album of new material in 2022, but we will be getting a 40th anniversary reworked version of one of their most famous records, 1982’s Too-Rye-Ay.
“For many years, I’ve struggled with Too-Rye-Ay,” the band’s Kevin Rowland said in a statement. “I was never happy with many of the mixes on the record. Tracks like Eileen, and one or two others were really good, but with most others, while I felt the performances were really good, that didn’t come over properly in the mixes.
“I even felt fraudulent promoting the album, because I knew it didn’t sound as good as it should have.
“And of course, the irony was, it was by far our most successful Dexys album, because of the worldwide success of Come On Eileen. I knew there were other songs on there just as good as Eileen, but they hadn’t been realised properly.
“So, I was absolutely delighted to get this opportunity to remix the album with the masterful Pete Schwier who has worked with Dexys since 1985 and Helen O’ Hara [original violinist on the album] is also helping.
“I’m so into doing this album, that we are doing shows to promote it, next year, where we will play the whole of the album from start to finish, as well as other Dexys favourites.
“There is no way on earth I would be doing this tour or even promoting a normal 40th anniversary re-issue, if it wasn’t for the opportunity to remix it and present it how it could have sounded. This is like a new album for me. It is an absolute labour of love. I want people to hear the album as it was meant to sound.”
Too-Rye-Ay, As It Could Have Sounded is scheduled for release this September.
Will Dexys be touring in 2022?
The band was to have kicked off their Too-Rye-Ay, As It Could Have Sounded Tour on 17 September in Bath. But sadly the band cancelled all gigs in March 2022.
DEXYS UK TOUR 2022
⁰It is with huge regret that Dexys have had to cancel the "Too Rye Ay as it should have sounded” UK Tour planned for September and October 2022.
As many people familiar with Dexys will understand, a lot of work and detail was planned for these shows.
— Dexys (@DexysOfficial) March 16, 2022