News: Gomez to release 20th anniversary reissue of Bring It On, plus tour dates

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, Bring It On will be re-mastered and reissued (20.04.18) as a super-deluxe 4CD with an accompanying remastered double LP release. The 4CD 20th Anniversary edition of Bring It On contains the original, classic album remastered by Frank Arkwright @ Abbey Road studios and 35 previously unreleased tracks including 25 demos (recorded between January 1996 and August 1997) – 13 of which are appearing on an official Gomez release for the first time.

“No other record captures that period so perfectly,” says Elbow’s Guy Garvey. “The concerns of the songs. The stories, the experimental sounds. It was so brave for a band to record themselves at that time: it allowed a direct and undiluted account of the band as aspirational, big-hearted friends in love with making music and each other. It dared us to record ourselves. But they did it first. It’s the most deserving recipient of the Mercury Prize in its history: a breathlessly ambitious and lovingly crafted masterpiece. It should be called Bring It ‘The Fuck’ On.

Bring It On remains the album Gomez are best known for in the UK, but it was only the starting point for a spectacular career. The band built audiences internationally, especially in the US and Australia. In the States, in particular, Gomez have become bigger and bigger, with their two most recent albums, A New Tide (2009) and Whatever’s on Your Mind (2011), becoming the highest-charting records of their career.

But Bring It On remains the landmark: The introduction to their singular nature. Hence the deluxe reissue. Hence the forthcoming anniversary tour on which many of the shows – including an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall – sold out in moments. Twenty years later? Once again, bring it on.

The band will be playing the album in its entirety on their forthcoming UK & Ireland tour (April/May 2018) plus Australian and US dates.


27/03/18  Adelaide, Australia – Old Adelaide Gaol
29/03/18  Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
30/03/18  Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
31/03/18  Newtown, Australia – Enmore Theatre
01/04/18  Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russell – SOLD OUT
02/04/18  Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russell
04/04/18  Northbridge, Australia – Metro City
24/04/18  Brighton, U.K. – Brighton Dome – SOLD OUT
25/04/18  Nottingham, U.K. – Rock City – SOLD OUT
27/04/18  Dublin, Ireland – Olympia – SOLD OUT
28/04/18  Glasgow, U.K.  – Barrowland – SOLD OUT
29/04/18  Leeds, U.K. – O2 Academy
01/05/18  Manchester, U.K. – Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
02/05/18  Bristol, U.K. – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
03/05/18  London, U.K. – Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
05/05/18  London, U.K.  – O2 Forum Kentish Town
06/05/18  Cambridge, U.K.  – Corn Exchange
07/05/18  Liverpool, U.K. – O2 Academy
08/05/18  Glasgow, U.K.  – Barrowland

05/06/18  Toronto, ONT, Canada – Danforth Music Hall
07/06/18  Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08/06/18  Boston, MA – Royale
09/06/18  Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/06/18  Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
12/06/18  Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
13/06/18  Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
15/06/18  Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
16/06/18  Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

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