Fairground Attraction share new musicFairground Attraction share new music after announcing they’ve reunited

This year, after an absence of 35 years, all four original members of 80s collective Fairground Attraction are reuniting for a 14-date UK tour and a brand-new studio album.

Following the announcement the group shared their new single, What’s Wrong With The World? Watch the video below:

Back Together

What’s Wrong With The World? is the first single from a brand new album due for release later this year. Details are under wraps for now, but guitarist Mark Kevin promises the band’s patient fan base who’ve been waiting over three decades for another record, won’t be disappointed.

“I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be back together, making music again,” reflects Mark, “I think we had all given up hope that it would ever happen a long time ago. It is almost spooky, as though we are ghosts, who have come back to life, but something happens between us when we play together; time evaporates and it could all have been yesterday.”

Perfect Timing

The band, completed by vocalist Eddi Reader, Simon Edwards (guitarrón) and Roy Dodds (drums), experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the charts. Their single Perfect, went to No.1 in the UK and countries all around the world, scooping Best Single at The Brit Awards along the way, but the group struggled with having their lives turned upside down and, unfortunately, the whole thing was over too soon.

Since then, Eddi has enjoyed a long and successful solo career, while Mark, as well as making seven solo albums, has collaborated with various artists, including Morrissey and Kirsty MacColl.

During the past three decades, a lot of water has passed under a lot of bridges and when the estranged members of Fairground Attraction finally re-opened communication last year, they realised there was a lot more that united them than divided them. Soon afterwards, in an impromptu moment, Eddi joined Mark on stage at one of his solo shows to sing the Fairground Attraction favourite Allelujah and the door was open for more.

14-Date UK Tour

Fans will have the chance to see the band live this autumn, with their first UK tour since they split in 1990. They will play dates across the UK and Ireland, including the Royal Festival Hall in London and Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

28 September – Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls
29 September – Manchester, Opera House
1 October – York, Barbican
3 October – Gateshead, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music
4 October – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
5 October – London, Royal Festival Hall
7 October – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
8 October – Brighton, Dome
10 October – Oxford, New Theatre
11 October – Bristol, Beacon
14 October – Perth, Concert Hall
16 October – Aberdeen, Music Hall
17 October – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
18 October – Edinburgh, Usher Hall

Tickets go on sale 10am 28 March, with pre-sales on the 27 March. To book click here.

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