Del Amitri Announces UK Tour
On September 3, 2013, subscribers of Justin Currie’s mailing list were delighted with an email announcing a UK tour dates for Del Amitri in 2014. The tour will be titled “The A to Z of Us” and includes 13 dates throughout the UK in January and February of next year. Fans of Del Amitri have long hoped for such a reunion, but according to guitarist Iain Harvie, “We never broke up – the phone just stopped ringing.”
Read Justin’s email below:
As the transfer window closes I find myself sitting in the manager’s office, gold Montblanc in hand staring down at the contract. Good money, top fixture list, decent facilities. I’m told I’ll be up front, regular first team action. The strip’s a bit dodgy but what the hell, I can learn to love denim. I am already familiar with the wide men, Dollimore and Harvie and have heard good things about the back line of Alston and Soan. Never a fumble from the London based keeper and many a clean sheet logged by the Glasgow-born centre-half.
I hesitate for a moment, weighing up my options. On the one hand I’m happy where I am – a great bunch of lad – but on the other the temptation of the big league is alluring; the passionate crowds and the chance of famous European nights.
In the end I think, fuck it, you only live twice. I sign my name and the manager grins expansively offering his hand across the shimmering blue ink rapidly being drunk by the paper. He shows me into an anteroom stocked to the ceiling with replica trophies – platinum, silver, gold – and talks tearfully of great victories, great glories from that golden age. “We can have all this again, son,” he assures me. “I’m forty-eight, Boss, no need to call me son” I say. He puts his arm around my shoulder and looks me straight in the eye. “OK, dickhead. Get your clobber on and go out there and play”.
Yes, Del Amitri are touring next year. The dates are below. The tickets go on sale on Friday. Will be great to see you…