Dodgy plus Special Guests
Thursday 27th June 2013
Dodgy are back out on the road in May to celebrate 20 years since the release of their classic debut album, THE DODGY ALBUM, and to continue spreading the love from last year's critically acclaimed album STAND UPRIGHT IN A COOL PLACE, they will be playing both albums in their entirety, back to back.
The tour will be called, aptly, the BACK to BACK Tour 2013.
STAND UPRIGHT IN A COOL PLACE, the new album from Dodgy, was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’ and from the four and five star reviews and many media plaudits the new album has received, they have successfully overcome the often tricky task of a band reinventing themselves, to make a contemporary and relevant album. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, described by The Word magazine as “Laurel Canyon by way of The Malverns”, a result for which the contribution by mixer Matt Pence, known for his work with the likes of Midlake and John Grant, should not be underestimated.
The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s and the Top 5 hit Good Enough, still a staple of the radio playlists; sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.
Dodgy had an extremely busy summer, even by their standards, promoting the recent critically acclaimed album STAND UPRIGHT IN A COOL PLACE, as live gigs and festival appearances have always been an important part of the Dodgy experience. For many they are the perfect festival band and summer 2012 was no exception, with Dodgy ripping it up at prestigious festivals such as BT LONDON LIVE, Camp Bestival, V Festival and Kendal Calling, as well as various other boutique festivals around the UK.
“Dodgy's new album is a revelation” Guardian ****
Mojo Uncut Mirror Express Times Q
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