Everyone’s favourite disco-punk act Electric Six are returning to the UK/RoI in November and December to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their chart busting debut album, ‘Fire’, which was home to the hit singles ‘Danger! High Voltage’, ‘Gay Bar’ and ‘Dance Commander’. The set will see the entire record performed in its entirety, as well as fan favourites and new songs.
Electric Six’s Dick Valentine comments:
“Electric Six comes sleighing into the UK this Christmas season as we always do, bells-a-jangling, lords-a-leapin’…but this year we come to you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our first record, ‘Fire’…you know, the one with all the songs you know from television. We will be playing a set of ‘Fire’ in its entirety, along with a second set of selections from our other fourteen studio albums, including loads of tracks from our brand new album, ‘Turquoise’. Tickets are going fast, with only Birmingham, Brighton and our additional London show on December 7th not already sold out.”
FIRE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
- 27.11.23 COTTINGHAM Civic Hall
- 28.11.23 YORK The Crescent
- 29.11.23 MANCHESTER New Century Hall
- 30.11.23 EDINBURGH Liquid Room
- 01.12.23 BELFAST Limelight
- 02.12.23 DUBLIN Academy
- 04.12.23 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
- 05.12.23 BRISTOL O2 Academy
- 06.12.23 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy2
- 07.12.23 LONDON O2 Academy Islington *
- 08.12.23 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy2
- 09.12.23 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
- 10.12.23 BRIGHTON Concorde
* additional London date replaces previously announced Sheffield show
Tickets are available here
Electric Six. The most reliable act in show business, there was simply no question that each year would bring another Electric Six record. Mayans based their calendar on it. Migrating birds used the new Electric Six record as a homing device. Small time criminals got four to seven E6 albums with time off for wonderful behaviour. In a business so fickle, so unreliable, so difficult to navigate, the only constant was Electric Six. There was always an album a year. Until there wasn’t. Five years has gone by….and Electric Six has heard the chatter. “Electric Six just doesn’t have it anymore.” “Electric Six has really let me down.” “Gotye will have an album before Electric Six does.” As we all know, talk is cheap. Bullshit walks. Now there is a new goddamn Electric Six record ready to go and it’s good, Jack. Real good. Behold! ‘Turquoise’ is here, marking the long-awaited return of Electric Six!
Perhaps the band’s catchiest, brightest album, Electric Six reminds you how profoundly fun they can be, hitting you over the head with fourteen pop explosions guaranteed to burrow their way into your dance hole. The pandemic slowed us all down and ripped time into shreds. It forced E6 to take a little time to look at itself in the mirror. Who did they see staring back? It saw Electric Six. It saw ‘Turquoise’.
Electric Six certainly felt the need to tap into the collective feelings of the time in songs like ‘Panic! Panic!’ and the title track. The overall vibe of ‘Turquoise’ ranges from the infectious pop of ‘Take Me To The Sugar’ and ‘Staten Island Ass Squad’, to the heavy rock of ‘Child Of Hunger’ and ‘Skywriting’, to the Springsteeny goodness of ‘Units of Time’. Electric Six is a band for all tastes, all times and all sizes. When a band finally makes an album this exciting, it doesn’t need to do anything else anymore anytime soon ever again. But it will. Electric Six can never die. It’s still the band that does one album a year… if you re-define ‘year’. Which we do.
Check out the bands track, Take Me To The Sugar, below:
Purchase the album here