Folk legends celebrate
Brighton folk punk band Levellers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their timeless platinum-selling, second album Levelling The Land with a three-disc special edition package, which will be released on November 18th through their own label On The Fiddle Recordings.
Following the release, the band will be embarking on a mammoth UK tour including a performance at London’s Brixton Academy for the 15th time in their career. They will be playing the classic album in full as well as other hits from their 28-year career and will be supported by Ferocious Dog and Gaz Brookfield.
The Levelling The Land special edition will be available as a 2CD & 1DVD set featuring the original album, plus a live version recorded at Brixton Academy and a DVD of that performance. There will also be a limited edition 2LP coloured vinyl set featuring the original album plus the live version.
Levelling The Land was originally released in 1991 and features the hit singles ‘One Way’, ‘15 Years’ and ‘Far From Home’ plus ‘The Game’, ‘Liberty Song’, ‘Another Man’s Cause’, ‘Riverflow’, ‘Boatman’ and the incendiary ‘Battle Of The Beanfield’.
During that summer, Levelling The Land redefined the UK’s musical landscape providing the soundtrack for a society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80’s pre-grunge musical wasteland. Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game.
Formed of Mark Chadwick, Jeremy “Jez” Cunningham, Charlie Heather, Jonathan “Jon” Sevink, Simon Friend and Matt Savage, Levellers run their own label and their own studio as well as their own festival, ‘Beautiful Days’. They headline Beautiful Days 2016 this coming Sunday, other acts include Leftfield, James and Billy Bragg.
Cherished and maligned in equal measure, they are one of Britain’s finest musical exports as witnessed by the huge North American and Australian tours that precede this release and their victorious UK shows.
Sunday 21st Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 18th Hastings Pier
Wednesday 23rd Cardiff TramShed – SOLD OUT
Thursday 24th Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Friday 25th Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 26th Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
Sunday 27th Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 29th Newcastle O2 Academy
Wednesday 30th Glasgow Barrowland
Thursday 1st Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 2nd Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 3rd London O2 Academy Brixton
Tuesday 6th Liverpool O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th Norwich UEA – SOLD OUT
Thursday 8th Lincoln Engine Shed
Friday 9th Bournemouth O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Saturday 10th Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT