Fatboy Slim ‘Loves Summer’ 2024 Tour Heads To Yorkshire
Fatboy Slim is bringing his big beats and incredible live show to Yorkshire next summer as part of his 2024 ‘Loves Summer’ tour.
The legendary DJ and producer’s eight-date UK and Ireland tour hits Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 6 and The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Saturday August 24.
Norman Cook – aka Fatboy Slim – said: “Here we go again everyone… This tour covers some stunning locations, many of which I’ve never played before and I’m really excited about it. Roll on the summer!”
His tour announcement arrives on the heels of the 25th anniversary reissue of Fatboy Slim’s legendary album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby.
First released in 1998, the album became one of the defining records of the 1990s, irrespective of genre. Swinging from hip-hop, to reggae and jangle pop. With this record, Norman Cook broke stylistic ground and delivered a wildly original album, filled with imagination, huge hooks and infectious beats.
The album that spawned era-defining singles ‘Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Gangster Trippin’, ‘Praise You’ and ‘Right Here Right Now’ was bigger than just a dance album. You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby was a genuine phenomenon. It enjoyed huge critical and commercial success; reaching Number One in the UK album charts. It also contains four UK Top 10 singles, and earned Norman a BRIT Award for best producer. He then received two further nominations (Male Solo Artist and British Single) along the way.
The 25th-anniversary reissue album has been remastered at half speed at Abbey Road Studios for the best available audio quality possible and is available to buy here.
Two decades after those historic, era-defining tunes and huge live gatherings, Fatboy Slim continues to push the envelope and remain one of the most in-demand DJ’s and purveyor of quality beats in the world.
The Halifax show is co-promoted by The Piece Hall Trust and Cuffe and Taylor. Nicky Chance-Thompson MBE DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “I cannot wait to welcome one of the biggest, best known and most loved DJs in the UK to The Piece Hall. Fatboy Slim is an icon of the British club scene, credited with taking underground dance music into the mainstream. His huge talent is matched perfectly with his ability to entertain the crowd and I know the courtyard will be absolutely bouncing when he takes to the decks next summer.”
Julian Murray, Cuffe and Taylor’s venue programmer at Scarborough OAT, said: “It’s fair to say Fatboy Slim is one of the most requested artists fans have been asking us to bring here, so we are delighted to be able to announce his ‘Loves Summer’ tour is heading to Scarborough OAT next summer! This is going to be a very special night and I would advise fans to get their tickets early.”
Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday (November 3) via ticketmaster.co.uk