The Levellers announce greatest hits LP and UK tour (2014)
Story by Jack Foley
THE Levellers have announced plans to release their Greatest Hits LP on September 29, 2014, via their own On The Fiddle Recordings label, as well as a supporting UK tour.
Spread over three formats, the 2CD/DVD set includes all the Levellers’ singles and videos – together on one album for the first time, spanning the bands’ 25 year career.
The package will also include four brand new recordings with contemporary artists re-working some of their classic material.
Imelda May is the queen of all time on Beautiful Day, while Bellowhead take on Just The One and the legendary Billy Bragg performs Hope Street. Finally, Frank Turner breathes new life into Julie.
In October and November this year, Levellers will then embark on a European wide Greatest Hits tour to promote the album, performing some of these songs for the first time in many years with special guests The Selecter on all UK dates plus solo multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd aka She Makes War.
The UK dates are (all October and November 2014)
29 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
11 – Nottingham Rock City
12 – Bristol o2 Academy
13 – London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
14 – Birmingham o2 Academy
15 – Norwich UEA
16 – Portsmouth Guildhall
18 – Wrexham William Aston Hall
19 – Newcastle o2 Academy
20 – Sheffield o2 Academy
21 – Glasgow o2 ABC
22 – Manchester Academy
Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 4, 2014.