While it's been 19 years since Del Amitri last released a studio album, their current single 'It's Feelings' proves that their flair for crafting melodic rock songs with lyrical bite, soulful comfort and heart-swelling uplift has only strengthened in the intervening years. And the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive with the single earning strong support at radio, while early acclaim for its parent album 'Fatal Mistakes' has come from Mojo and Classic Pop.
Now Del Amitri's return gathers pace with news of their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018. Culminating at Glasgow's iconic Barrowland, the tour also includes a substantial run of dates in Scotland and a major London show at the Palladium.
Contemporary heartland rock quintet The Byson Family will support on all dates. Fronted by former Temperance Movement vocalist Phil Campbell, the soft release of the band's debut album 'Kick The Traces' went straight to #1 on the Independent Breakers chart and to #3 on the Scottish Albums chart when it was released in January. An extended version of the album will receive a full release this summer.
Throughout their first chapter, Del Amitri released a succession of hits - including 'Nothing Ever Happens', 'Always The Last To Know' and 'Roll To Me' - which became international radio staples, propelling a career that accomplished five UK Top 10 albums and 6 million sales. They reunited for sold-out tours in 2014 and 2018, when core members Justin Currie (vocals/bass) and Iain Harvie (guitar) began writing songs that would form the foundations for 'Fatal Mistakes'. The line-up is completed by Andy Alston (keys), Kris Dollimore (guitar) and Ash Soan (drums).