Lightning Seeds’ Autumn 2022 Tour Comes To Leeds & Sheffield

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The Lightning Seeds

By Steve Crabtree

Lightning Seeds have announced a major UK tour for this autumn performing tracks from their incredible back catalogue. The tour will see the Liverpudlians visit iconic venues all over the UK including two dates in Yorkshire.

Firstly, they’ll play to Leeds Stylus on 5th November, and three weeks later they’ll be at Leadmill in Sheffield, on 26th November.

The band 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. That record has so far sold nearly 1 million copies.

Badly Drawn Boy Lightning Seeds

“Very special guest”

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. He soon began to develop hit albums for the likes of The Coral, The Zutons and many more.

Lightning Seeds will also be joined with very special guest Badly Drawn Boy on all dates except Brighton. Badly Drawn Boy aka Damon Gough first gained major acclaim by critics and audiences alike with his debut album The Hour Of Bewilderbeast in 2000 which went on to win the Mercury Prize. Badly Drawn Boy has since release eight studio albums including 2020’s lauded Banana Skin Shoes. He will be performing classics and old favourites from his eclectic career.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22nd June at 10am. You can buy them via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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