Tom Hingley and The Lovers [Steve Hanley (Fall) Paul Hanley (Fall) Kelly Wood and Andrew Tarling] will be performing the Inspiral Carpets 1991 Top 5 UK chart position, second album The Beast Inside at a variety of O2 venues in early September 2012
The Majority of these songs haven’t been heard since the albums debut in 1991, the record was considered dark and brooding to some, but has always had a special place in the heart of Inspirals Fans. So while the Inspirals are out packing out big venues playing all the hits with their pre-1989 Singer Stephen Holt, Tom has decided to take a high road and celebrate the the fans obscure ‘lost album’.
Supporting Tom will be Rochdale’s finest new band The Brightsparks – whose combination of harmonies aggression and pure pop sensibility, akin to the Libertines at their best and Rory McKee a singer-songwriter from Omagh whose song writing abilities combined with a rich baritone make him a good choice by Mr Hingley for first support.
Thursday 6 September – Newcastle O2 Academy2 – £7 – Tickets
Friday 7 September – Glasgow O2 ABC2 – £7 – Tickets
Saturday 8 September – Liverpool O2 Academy2 – £7 – Tickets
Sunday 9 September – Birmingham O2 Academy3 – £7 – Tickets
Monday 10 September – Birstol O2 Academy2 – £7 – Tickets
Tuesday 11 September – Cardiff clwb ifor bach – £8 – Tickets
Thursday 13 September – London O2 Academy2 Islington – Tickets
Friday 21 September – Manchester Ruby Lounge –£8 – Tickets
Tom Hingley’s Inspiral Carpets memoir Carpet Burns is published by Route.