The Boo Radleys
Giant Steps 30th Anniversary
We’re delighted to welcome the legendary group The Boo Radleys here to Future Yard, as part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of their huge album release, Giant Steps. The Wirral group burst on to the Britpop scene in the early 90s, and it was with their third album that they really established their ambitious brew of shoegazing pop. 2023 is a big year for the group as they not only celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Creation Records-released masterpiece, but they add another chapter to the story in the shape of eighth studio album Eight, released in June – and a re-issue of Giant Steps, coming in September.
Tickets for the 16th June Birkenhead headline show are on sale now. You can also pre-order your copy of the upcoming new album Eight as part of your ticket bundle.
Marking perhaps their busiest ever year in 2023, The Boo Radleys make up for lost time having been missing from the musical map since 1998 prior to reforming in 2021. Keen to celebrate the past as well as the present, the announcement that Giant Steps, the Creation Records album that, for many, cemented their legacy as one of Britain’s greatest yet unsung bands – will delight fans keen to complete their collections.
Cherished, critically acclaimed and confrontational in its genre-ambiguity, the album will re-emerge on vinyl, CD and digital formats later this year. The Boo Radleys will play the majority of the legendary album live for the very first time. Having performed live for the first time since 1997 on two successful tours in 2022, performing both the songs from Keep On With Falling and their greatest hits, The Boo Radleys promise the same sense of celebration and breadth of classic tracks this time around.
Bringing their story to the present, The Boo Radleys’ new single, Seeker, introduces the band’s eighth album, set for release on Fri 9 June 2023 on the band’s own Boostr label. Where last year’s album, joyful in tone yet brooding with heavyweight lyrical themes, came together as an exploration of the isolated ideas of each member, Eight is, according to vocalist and co-songwriter, Sice formed of songs recorded “purposefully to appear together on an album.” Before adding, “There is also a greater depth of integration, which means that it’s more difficult to tell which member of the band the song originated with.”
Having experienced the excesses of Creation Records’ boom through the 1990s, the sweetness and the sting of success of being trapped in the Britpop storm, notably with 1995’s hit single, Wake Up Boo! and their break-up after 1999’s sixth album, Kingsize, The Boo Radleys – now Sice, Brown and drummer Rob Cieka – work towards a new vision of the band. Whilst no longer a member of the band, the reformed Boos have paid public tribute to the band’s original guitarist and songwriter, Martin Carr, on multiple occasions from the stage during live shows.
Future Yard presents
The Boo Radleys
Giant Steps 30th Anniversary Celebration
+ Supports TBC
Friday 16th June 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £20 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
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