Roaring rock’n’folk outfit Ocean Colour Scene are going back on the road with a special gig showcasing the legendary sound which helped carve their venerated place in the music scene back in the 1990s.
They will perform their 1996 Moseley Shoals hit album from start to finish, including some songs that have never been played on live tour before – and their first Scottish stop on the tour will be at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.
The pop culture legends will take their Moseley Shoals Tour to the city centre venue on Thursday, February 24.
In their 21 years, Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went top five – the first being Moseley Shoals, followed by Marchin’ Already (1997) and One From The Modern (1999) – and a run of nine successive top 20 hit singles, starting with The Riverboat Song (1996).
They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date.
Having just completed a handful of gigs for the release of 21 the Box Set, including selling out London’s Royal Albert Hall, their achievements have truly been phenomenal.
From their days as Breton-shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single Sway) to million selling Britpop superstars (Marchin’ Already bumped Oasis’ What’s the Story from the top spot in 1997) to long-term touring allies with Paul Weller, their story is up there with the greats of modern British rock.
Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.