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Ocean Colour Scene singer Simon Fowler and drummer Oscar Harrison have announced an extensive acoustic tour for Spring 2022.

Billed as An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene, the 25-date UK tour begins on 29th April in Dundee and ends on 2nd June.

Following Ocean Colour Scene’s sell-out UK tour in 2021, Simon and Oscar will play relatively intimate seated venues, creating the perfect stages for acoustic performances of all their big hits and anthems, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, Traveller’s Tune, Hundred Mile High City and The Day We Caught The Train.

Simon Fowler describes the acoustic shows as, “A real tonic – a great chance to look the audience in the eye and interact with them on a more personal basis than ever before”.

These shows are the latest chapter in a remarkable career that’s seen OCS rise from Breton shirt-wearing Stone Roses disciples to one of Britpop’s biggest bands.

Forming 32 years ago, OCS spent six years fine-tuning their sound before lighting up the Britpop party with three Top 5 albums; 1996’s ‘Moseley Shoals’, 1997’s ‘Marchin’ Already’ and 1999’s ‘One From The Modern’. The band has also achieved seventeen Top 40 singles, including a staggering run of nine successive Top 20 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.

As with all the best groups, behind the swagger and style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into the public’s head and heart. It’s now time to hear these songs again, stripped back but every bit as brilliant.

The full list of tour dates for An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene is as follows:

April

29th     Dundee                       Fat Sam’s

30th     Aberdeen                    Lemon Tree

May

1st       Glasgow                      Oran Mor

2nd      Edinburgh                   Liquid Rooms

5th       Stockton on Tees             ARC

6th       Newark                       The Palace

7th       Stamford                     Corn Exchange

8th       Sheffield                     City Hall

10th     Whitley Bay                Playhouse

11th     Buxton                        Opera House

12th     Corby                          The Core

13th     Bridlington                  Spa

15th     Southend                     Palace Theatre

16th     Bury St Edmunds       The Apex

17th     London                       Union Chapel

19th     Ilkley                           Kings Hall

20th     Lytham-St-Annes       Lowther Pavilion

21st     Manchester                  RNCM

22nd    Burnley                       Mechanics

24th     Bristol                         St Georges

26th     Bexhill                         De La Warr Pavilion

27th     Harpenden                  Public Halls

28th     Shrewsbury                 Theatre Severn

29th     Birmingham                Town Hall

June

2nd      Cardiff                        The Globe

Tickets are available directly from venue box offices and Ticketmaster

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