Fun Lovin’ Criminals on the comeback trial with album tour Classic Fantastic

Posted on 22 January 2010
By Pierce King
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The multi-platinum funk soul brothers return to play the UK after a five year hiatus, with the first classic party album of the decade, featuring collaborations with Roots Manuva and Paul Kaye.

Huey, Fast and Frank have been MIA – caught up in an acrimonious legal battle with their manager who they fired in 2003.

‘Classic Fantastic’ bursts out of that gloom like a glorious sunrise shooting infinite rays over a range of shadowy mountains, as spectacularly life-affirming as the last five years have been creatively death-defying.

Huey, Fast and Frank have been MIA – caught up in an acrimonious legal battle with their first manager who they fired in 2003.

A party album built in a psychological bunker: Captain Fantastic hits the streets on March 1, and is a phenomenal testament to the power of unbound optimism.

“There’s this thing called Noetics,” says Huey. “Which says if everybody thinks the same good thoughts, good things will happen.

“Likewise, negative thoughts – it’s not rocket science. And we all want the same thing, to be a Fun Lovin’ Criminal.

“You have to go through hell to get to heaven and now we’re finally out from under a lot of our problems, it’s a brand new day. So let’s go out and do what we love to do.”

Remind yourself how much fun you had with these guys – watch their Scarface parody video for Mi Corazon here


1. Mars
2. Classic Fantastic
3. The Originals
4. She Sings At The Sun
5. Keep On Yellin’ (featuring Roots Manuva)
6. Jimi Choo
7. El Malo
8. Conversations With Our Attorney (featuring Paul Kaye)
9. We, The Three
10. How Low?
11. Mister Sun
12. Rewind
13. Get Your Coat


Sat 6th March – Manchester – O2 Academy

Sun 7th March – Leeds – O2 Academy

Mon 8th March – Glasgow – O2 ABC

Tue 9th March – Newcastle – O2 Academy 

Thu 11th March – Bristol – O2 Academy 

Fri 12th March – Oxford – O2 Academy 

Sun 14th March – Leamington – Assembly
Mon 15th March – Nottingham – Rock City 

Tues 16th March – London – Koko