Levellers announce acoustic album ‘We The Collective’ – March 9th 2018

LEVELLERS

BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM

‘WE THE COLLECTIVE’

out March 9th2018

 BRAND NEW TRACK: ‘THE SHAME’

watch the video here / listen here

UK ACOUSTIC HEADLINE TOUR 2018

with Ginger Wildheart as support

Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing We The Collective on March 9th via the band’s own label, On The Fiddle Recordings. 

Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’ which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

They also recorded two brand new songs ‘Shame’ and ‘Drug Bust McGee’ and the result is the 10 track album We The Collective. Lead singer Mark Chadwick says “The different musicians, producer and the studio combined to make something really special”.

The newly released video for ‘Shame’ is a hard-hitting piece showing the plight of refugees in Europe and beyond, in the face of geo-political manoeuvrings from our world leaders. You can watch that here.

You can also watch a mini documentary about the making of the new album with interviews and behind the scenes footage. Check it out here.

As part of the celebrations, Levellers will head out on a full Acoustic Tour in the Spring where they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, starting at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. They will play at the Roundhouse in London as part of the In The Round festival as well as a number of theatres and concert halls around the country. Support on the tour comes from Ginger Wildheart on all dates except Glasgow & London.

Despite only just being announced, the tickets for Preston, Milton Keynes and Winchester have already sold out.

Acoustic Tour 2018

Support from Ginger Wildheart (all dates except Glasgow & London)

FEBRUARY

Thurs 1st – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)

Fri 2nd – Wrexham, William Aston Hall

Sat 3rd – Preston, Charter Theatre SOLD OUT

Sun 4th – London, Roundhouse (In The Round Festival)

MARCH

Tue 13th – Buxton, Opera House

Wed 14th – Cheltenham, Town Hall

Thurs 15th – Yeovil, Westlands

Fri 16th – York, Barbican

Sat 17th – Milton Keynes, The Stables SOLD OUT

Sun 18th – Liverpool, Philhamonic

Tue 20th – Basingstoke, The Anvil

Wed 21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Thurs 22nd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Fri 23rd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Sat 24th – Winchester, Cathedral SOLD OUT

Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around but their impressive back catalogue of recorded music is often overlooked. 

The band had more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the UK in the 1990s than any other British act. They’ve had seven Top 40 albums, including the number 1 album Zeitgeist and their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, along with a string of Top 40 singles including ‘This Garden’, ‘Hope St’, ‘One Way Of Life’ and ‘What A Beautiful Day’.

We The Collective: The Album

Pre-order available on all formats & bundles.

Limited number of signed copies available to pre-order

Formats: Deluxe CD Album (w/ Bonus CD) / Black Vinyl LP / Picture Disc Vinyl LP (Exclusive, Ltd Edition) / Deluxe Coloured Vinyl LP (w/ Bonus 12-Inch Vinyl) / Digital

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