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Levellers Announce New Album Release Date and Rescheduled Tour

LEVELLERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE & RESCHEDULED TOUR

“It’s difficult to imagine a band more suited to chronicling these turbulent times than the Levellers”
Classic Rock 

“…as this new acoustic collection shows, their fire still burns bright”
Acoustic

“…three decades on, the Leveller’s message still resonates powerfully”
Record Collector 

“…a string-swept whirlpool of gravitas with its power intact and the message to be yourself loud and clear”
fRoots 

“…this album, celebrating 30 years, really is…quite something…this is a triumph.”
Vive Le Rock

Brighton folk-punk band Levellers have announced the new release date for their new album, We The Collective, along with rescheduled tour dates for their March tour.

After the recent tragic loss of drummer Charlie’s son, the band postponed their tour and album release. The album release date has been moved to Friday 30th March and the Acoustic Tour has been rescheduled into July. All tickets remain valid for the new dates and any unsold tickets will go back on sale today.

We The Collective came about after wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue – enlisting a string section and the services of legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses), they developed 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, ‘The Shame‘ and ‘Drug Bust McGee‘. Lead singer Mark Chadwick says “The different musicians, producer and the studio combined to make something really special”.

The band will head out on a full Acoustic Tour in July where they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, following their recent shows at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and the Roundhouse in London. Ginger Wildheart will support on all dates from the 18th to 23rd July.

All other shows previously scheduled from June onwards will go ahead as planned. Please check the official Levellers website for full listings.

LIVE DATES JULY 2018 
10th – Liverpool, Philharmonic
11th – Leicester, De Montford Hall
12th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
13th – Basingstoke, The Anvil
14th – Yeovil, Westlands
18th – Cheltenham, Town Hall
19th – York, Barbican
20th – Milton Keynes, The Stables* **SOLD OUT**
21st – Winchester, Cathedral
22nd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
23rd – Buxton, Opera House **SOLD OUT**

Tickets for all shows are available here: https://www.levellers.co.uk/events

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

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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