Lightning Seeds are set to perform all their hits from their back catalogue on the tour with the Liverpudlians also visiting London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. Ian originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” which in turn led to him producing several bands starting with Echo & The Bunnymen. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album ‘Cloudcukooland’ featuring the hit single ‘Pure’. Second album ‘Sense’ followed before the release of the seminal album ‘Jollification’ in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies.
In 1996 the iconic single ‘3 Lions’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over. That same year ‘Dizzy Heights’ and 1999’s ‘Tilt’ were released to critical acclaim before Ian returned to his producer roots. Ian soon began to develop hit albums for the likes of The Coral, The Zutons and many more.
The tour will also include special guest Badly Drawn Boy.
When do Lightning Seeds headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?
Lightning Seeds headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 19 November 2022. The headline a hometown show at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia on 12 November 2022. The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 14 dates they have announced:
27 October – Cambridge, Junction
28 October – Oxford, O2 Academy
29 October – Frome, Cheese and Grain
3 November – Southampton, The 1865
4 November – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
5 November – Leeds, Stylus
6 November – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
10 November – Birmingham, Town Hall
11 November – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
12 November – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia
17 November – Brighton, Chalk
18 November – Cardiff, Tramshed
19 November – Manchester, Albert Hall
26 November – Sheffield, Leadmill
When do tickets go on sale for Lightning Seeds’ UK tour?
Tickets for Lightning Seeds’ UK tour go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 22 June 2022.