Last Great Dreamers kick off 2017 in style and are confirmed as special guests on two UK tours – The Quireboys and Bang Tango.
“We are very excited to be going out on both of these tours, performing live is what it’s all about for us so having two excellent tour opportunities in March & April with a total of 22 shows is fantastic! Our set will be a bit shorter than our usual headline set so we will be trying to cram in as many stage favourites as we can plus a decent selection off our new album Transmissions From Oblivion!” Fans can expect “an energy fuelled, high octane performance full of the usual Dreamers’ style & charisma! Plus we always enjoy meeting the fans afterwards without whom we wouldn’t be doing this!”
“The Quireboys, along with Dogs D’amour & Hanoi Rocks before them, kind of led the way for us back in the late 80s, I first saw The Quireboys at Reading Festival on their 1st single & coincidently ended up on the rear cover of their 2nd single in a crowd shot taken at the show! They have always been a great rock’n’roll band with real party atmosphere at their gigs, I’ve seen them live on several occasions over the years & got to know some of the band quite well back in the 90s. This tour is the perfect fit for us because of that history we share, not that the bands sound that similar but the image & attitude come from a similar place.” – Slyder – Last Great Dreamers
Last Great Dreamers are also special guests on the Bang Tango UK Tour in March; they actually toured together in UK & Europe in 1995 “It was our first support tour after releasing our debut album Retrosexual & we had a fantastic time. It will be great to go out with them again after all these years; they have a great reputation as a live band & are great guys!” – Slyder, Last Great Dreamers
Last Great Dreamers new album Transmissions From Oblivion is an energetic yet sensitive album that celebrates music and storytelling, 14 finely crafted songs overflowing with rock’n’roll attitude, emotion and glamour.
With no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia Last Great Dreamers have honestly created an album that is full of romantic bravado and the perfect manifestation of their immutable wit, sadness, quiet anger and charm. Transmissions From Oblivion feted by the critics and adored by fans includes the singles Glitterball Apocalypse, which documents the tragedies of rock n roll, the raucous Dope School, earning No2 song of the year 2016 on TBFM radio network, and the flamboyant yet urgent power-pop classic Oblivion Kids.
Feast your eyes now on the videos for – the fabulous Oblivion Kids, which perfectly encapsulates the essence of youth : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoSGedSDQYI&feature=youtu.be
and – the boisterous & dark Dope School : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leScEjLWdsQ
Despite being under the radar, Last Great Dreamers are possibly one of the most essential British rock bands of recent times, so catch them live and they promise “you won’t regret it!”
LAST GREAT DREAMERS Tour dates in full
Fri 27th LONDON – Hope & Anchor (Rockaway Beach Club) on stage 9.15pm
Mon 6th LONDON – Underworld (supp. Bang Tango)
Tue 7th WITNEY – Fat Lil’s (supp. Bang Tango)
Wed 8th GRIMSBY – Yardbirds (supp. Bang Tango)
Thur 9th BUCKLEY – Tivoli (supp. Bang Tango)
Friday 10th BUCKLEY – Tivoli (supp. Quireboys)
Sat 11th MANCHESTER Academy 3 (supp. Quireboys)
Sun 12th NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (supp. Quireboys)
Mon 13th EDINBURGH – Bannermans (supp. Bang Tango)
Tues 14th WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms (supp. Bang Tango)
Fri 7th BALLYMENA Diamond Rock Club (supp. Quireboys)
Sat 8th BALLYMENA Diamond Rock Club (supp. Quireboys)
Thur 13th YORK Fibbers (supp. Quireboys)
Fri 14th DONCASTER Diamond Live (supp. Quireboys)
Sat 15th HOLMFIRTH Picturedome (supp. Quireboys)
Thur 20th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree (supp. Quireboys)
Fri 21st GLASGOW Classic Grand (supp. Quireboys)
Sat 22nd NEWCASTLE Riverside (supp. Quireboys)
Sun 23rd LONDON Academy, Islington (supp. Quireboys)
Thur 27th BRISTOL Thekla (supp. Quireboys)
Fri 28th BIRMINGHAM Asylum (supp. Quireboys)
Sat 29th SHEFFIELD The Corporation (supp. Quireboys)
Sun 30th GRIMSBY Yardbirds (supp. Quireboys)
Fri 12th BERLIN – Cortina Bobs (Germany)
Sat 24th CROMER King’s Arms
Sun 25th CROMER King’s Arms (Porkstock Charity All-dayer)
Fri 4th HALESWORTH Festival
Last Great Dreamers is
Marc Valentine – Vocals, Guitar.
Slyder – Guitar, Vocals.
Steve Fielding – Bass.
Denley Slade – Drums.