Fun Lovin Criminals to Play Sheffield O2 Academy in September 2022
By Victoria Holdsworth
With their infectious blend of cinematic hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll, blues-jazz and latin-soul groove, all culminating in six studio albums, two cover albums, and one triple live album, including various best of’s. The Fun Lovin Criminals are putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio album to be released early 2023 to coincide with a world tour.
FLC are Europe’s best-loved ‘cousins from New York’, whip-smart story-telling in smart Saville Row suits who, through comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis via music, drugs, crime and existential ennui, launched a career in music.
When their original vocalist Huey Morgan, who departed the band in November of last year, Fast and Frank quickly took to social media to say: “Huey has officially confirmed his departure from the band. We wish him all the best with his endeavours. We will continue as Fun Lovin’ Criminals because of the love and dedication we have for our music and our fans.”
After finding fame with their hit single, ‘Scooby Snacks’, originally released in 1996, and celebrated it’s 25th anniversary last year, the band became an international hit, settling down in the UK, where their multi-platinum debut album Come Find Yourself spent an incredible two years in the UK album chart. FLC performed an infamously raucous set on the famous Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury ’99 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Original member Fast will be taking over vocals, whilst guitar work will be handled expertly by newest member Naim Cortazzi. It will certainly be exciting to see which direction the band will now take. Regardless of the line up change, the musicianships will always take precedence, and you can be assured of one of the best nights out of the year.
The Fun Lovin Criminals will be playing Sheffield’s O2 Academy on Friday 9th September 2022