TOUR NEWS : LLOYD COLE UK TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL/MAY ’22

Photo Credit Paul Shoul

LLOYD COLE 

‘FROM RATTLESNAKES TO GUESSWORK’

UK TOUR DATES MOVE TO APRIL/MAY ‘22

Lloyd Cole’s previously announced ‘From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork’ UK tour in Jan/Feb ‘22 has been postponed until April/May ‘22.

Says Lloyd: “For the first time in almost two years, I’m feeling confident that the tour will actually recommence. I’m thankful to all the fans for their patience and continued support, and to the promoters and my agent for their tireless work to make these dates possible. I’m looking forward to getting back on stage with Neil, reconnecting with our audience, and hopefully, finally putting this awful chapter behind us.”

The full list of rescheduled dates is:

APRIL

19 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
21 & 22 LONDON Cadogan Hall
23 SOUTHEND ON SEA Southend Palace Theatre
25 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
27 NOTTINGHAM Albert Hall Conference Centre
28 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
30 LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly

MAY

1 SOUTHAMPTON The Brook
2 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severne
4 CARDIFF Tramshed
7 OXFORD SJE Arts
8 LINCOLN The Drill
9 BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
11 NEW BRIGHTON (The Wirral) Floral Pavilion

Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows or can be refunded at the point of purchase. Remaining tickets are available from http://www.lloydcole.com/live/

Lloyd Cole has released 15 studio albums including three with The Commotions [‘Rattlesnakes’ (84), ‘Easy Pieces’ (’85), Mainstream (’87)] ten solo albums [‘Lloyd Cole’ (’90), ‘Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe’ (’91), ‘Bad Vibes’ (’93), ‘Love Story’ (95), ‘Plastic Wood’ (’01), ‘Music In A Foreign Language’ (’03), ‘Anti Depressant’ (’06), ‘Broken Record’ (’10), ‘Standards’ (’13), ‘Guesswork’ (’19)],  one with The Negatives [‘The Negatives (2000)] and one with Hans Joachim Roedelius  [‘Selected Studies Vol. 1’ (’13)].

THE BUZZ ON LLOYD COLE’S LATEST ALBUM ‘GUESSWORK’

“An Olympian effort of ingenious economical wordplay, Cole’s sometimes cryptic but always compelling latest is for empty-nesters mourning duty and purpose, for middle agers smote with ennui and uncertainty, and for couples battling over-familiarity.  Still, there is perfect pop here…. plus the all important smattering of Cole’s trademark archness.  A poised and expansive record… Guesswork opens up whole new worlds for Cole.” 4* MOJO

“Puttering drum machines and Blue Nile atmospherics offer a perfect backdrop for Lloyd’s elegant hi-spec misery.” Uncut

“Guesswork sees him marry his recent experiments with synthesizers to his lifelong gift for erudition and smart melodies….(a) compassionate look at life’s later gratifications….warmth and sincerity dominate…Guesswork’s quiet victory lies in its peace and tranquillity.”  4* Classic Pop

“An intellectual titan compared with his frivolous new romantic contemporaries… coming across like the Pet Shop Boys remixing Radio Gaga, albeit with more troubling lyrics..” The Observer

 “…eight graceful, elegant tracks, which set his suave songwriting and instantly recognisable voice to a predominantly electronic backdrop.  It is a best-of-both-worlds scenario….no matter what the musical style Cole wears it well.”  ‘Album Of The Week’ 4* iNews

“…articulate and economical lyrically and musically….a steely sense of poise and grace carries through superbly tailored adult scenarios….it’s hard to argue against Violins and Night Sweats being among his finest ever achievements.” 4* Daily Mirror

“As the unflinching cover portrait suggests, (Cole) isn’t afraid to bare his soul on this engrossing return…. he strikes a reflective tone, though age has not withered his sharp lyrical powers….he swaps trademark jangly guitars for an accomplished electronic sonic palette.  The subtle synths suit Cole’s ruminations on getting older yet there’s also a real spring in his step…” 4* The Sun

“Even given the witty, literate company – Paddy MacAloon, Edwyn Collins, Morrissey – Lloyd Cole stood out in the 80s.  And he’s still doing it, albeit using electronics and tempering the bons mots with the odd expletive….Lloyd Cole overestimates his coldness, he’s just cool.” Record Collector