The Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess on his excitement at playing Liverpool again

Posted on 26 November 2015
By Michael Jones
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The Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess has spoken to Purple Revolver about his excitement at playing Liverpool again.

Taking a quick break from a period of down time following their successful American tour, he told us: “We’ve always loved playing in Liverpool and it’s been the setting for many a classic Charlatans gig – it was the first date on the tour to sell out, so looks like we might have another good one!”

The show at the 02 Academy on Hotham Street takes place on the 18th of December with the crowd bound to be in high spirits from the heady mix of The Charlatans and the ongoing festivities.

Tim and the rest of the band will be hoping to end their fantastic year on a high following a very successful festival season and their most recent record ‘Modern Nature’ going to no.7 in the charts upon its release.

The album which contains the singles ‘Talking In Tones’, ‘So Oh’ and the particularly brilliant ‘Come Home Baby’ which has a beautifully organ-led chorus after smooth soul-tinged verses which we have come to associate with the Charlatans over the years.

The band who have recently taken upon a sort of ‘national treasure’ standing produced an album that reminded people that they still have the magic that has gained them national love and adoration before, during and indeed after Britpop.

The gig will also see them perform a selection of songs from their 11 other studio albums, including ‘Tellin Stories’, ‘Us and us only’ and ‘Simpatico’ which is bound to have the city centre venue bouncing before they depart for Australia in the new year when the British tour ends.

This is a rare chance to see the band in a venue with a capacity of only 1,200 and this sold out show promises to be one of the gigs of the year in Liverpool.

A limited edition version of ‘Modern Nature’ on clear vinyl is available now to pre-order before it is released on 04/12/15 at