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Last Great Dreamers announced as Special Guests on Cherie Currie 2015 UK Tour

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Last Great Dreamers have just been announced as special guests on the 1st UK tour in 35 years by Cherie Currie, the original voice of iconic 1970s L.A. all-girl rock n roll band The Runaways.

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The-Runaways 1976 – Cherie Currie (right)

As her first-ever UK dates as a solo artist the former Runaways singer will be promoting Reverie, her first solo album since 1980.
 Currie recalls: “In 1976 The Runaways came and we were called punk, but we didn’t even know what punk was until we landed in Europe and you guys taught us punk. I’d never seen the pins in the faces and the mohawk and all that…
I loved it – except when you guys tried to turn our car over and threw a knife when we were at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow. But hey, that’s okay. It was still a learning experience. I can’t wait to pl
ay for you guys again.”

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Cherie Currie c.1976.

 

The dates so far are:

10th Nov 2015- Railway – Bolton
11th Nov 2015 – Bannerman’s – Edinburgh
12th Nov 2015 – Yardbirds – Grimsby
14th Nov 2015 – The Globe – Newcastle
15th Nov 2015 – The Diamond – Sutton-in-Ashfield
16th Nov 2015 – Bierkeller – Bristol
17th Nov 2015 – The Robin 2 – Bilston
18th Nov 2015 – The Underworld – London

Cherie Currie UK Tour November 2015 with Special Guests last great Dreamers

 

April 2015 UK Tour Dates

Last Great Dreamers announce their first UK tour since reforming in 2014. They are set to play 11 dates across England & Wales during April 2015 as they continue to promote their critically acclaimed 2nd album Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven.

Drummer Steve Grainger, a member of Silver Hearts & Last Great Dreamers from 1992 – 1997 will be re-united with the band on the 1st 8 dates with Ginge taking over for the last 3 shows.

Slyder says – “we’ve worked hard getting these dates together, we wanted to try & spread ourselves across the UK as much as we could & are very excited to be properly back on the road again. We are disappointed not to have been able to get further North & into Scotland on this occasion because of logistical reasons but hope to on our next outing.”

“It’ll be good fun having Steve along for some of the gigs, we’ve had a rehearsal together already and he slotted straight back in”.

The band release their 2nd single & video, Supernature Natural from the album on 2nd March following a launch party at Oxford – The Cellar on Saturday 28th February – BUY TICKETS

Last Great Dreamers – April 2015 UK Tour

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April 4     Chelmsford – Asylum

April 8     London (Camden) – Fiddler’s Elbow

April 9     Nottingham – TNT

April 10    Norwich – B2

April 11    Doncaster – Little Theatre

April 16    Evesham – Iron Road

April 17    Bournemouth – Anvil

April 18    Wellington – Beambridge

April 24    Kidderminster – Secret garden

April 25    Abertillery – Doll’s House

April 26    Oxford – Wheatsheaf

Ticket information will be available on the Last Great Dreamers Official Facebook page & at http://www.lastgreatdreamers.com

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New single Supernature Natural will be available for download from iTunes, Amazon MP3 etc from Monday 2nd March.

The accompanying video will be available to view on LGD’s YouTube page.

More Live Dates Announced

In the wake their triumphant live return at the Purple Turtle in London this month Last Great Dreamers have announced some further live dates dotted around the country over the coming months. They are:

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October 17th: Wellington – Beambridge Inn

October 18th: Newquay – The Walkabout (Oxjam Festival)

December 3rd: Norwich – Brickmakers B2

December 4th: Nottingham – Tap n Tumbler (TNT)

2015

February 28th: Oxford – Cellar

More dates are to be announced soon.

For ticket info visit http://www.lastgreatdreamers.com & http://www.facebook.com/lastgreatdreamers

Live gig review here.

New Album Release

Almost 20 years to the month since the release of Last Great Dreamers debut, Retrosexual, Sept 1st 2014 sees the release of what has been termed as the Last Great Dreamers ‘lost album’ Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven. The tracks were recorded in the late 90s at what many considered to be their artistic peak but shortly before the band split in 1997.

After much water under the bridge Marc & Slyder reconvened at the beginning of 2014, put a new line-up together and planned their comeback including the release of this re-mastered and previously unreleased material.

The album features ‘dancefloor filler’ single Ashtray Eyes as well as tracks some fans will remember such as No1 Wonderboy, Hello, Lunacy Lady, title track Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven and a reworked version of Last Great Dreamer that originally featured on the bands 1994 debut album Retrosexual.

The album which has already received some rave reviews will be available on Ray Records RR1002 in CD & digital format from 1st September 2014.

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Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven – Last Great Dreamers

New Single Release

The new single from Last Great Dreamers, Ashtray Eyes, will be released for download on Monday 21st July 2014. The track is taken from the forthcoming album “Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven” featuring previously unreleased tracks recorded in the late 1990s and remastered in May this year following the bands reformation at the beginning of the year. Ashtray Eyes is available for download from Amazon, iTunes etc. The album, Crash landing in Teenage Heaven, is planned for release on 1st September 2014 on CD & digitally.

The band will making their comeback live when they appear at the London Purple Turtle in Camden, 21st September 2014. Advance tickets for the show can be bought via ticketweb/last-great-dreamers-tickets

NEW LAST GREAT DREAMERS SINGLE OUT 21ST JULY 2014

NEW LAST GREAT DREAMERS SINGLE OUT 21ST JULY 2014

 

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Comeback Show Announced

last-great-dreamers-selfieLast Great Dreamers will play their long awaited 2014 comeback show on 21st September at London’s Purple Turtle (Camden). The date will coincide with the release of their 2nd album Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven which has a planned release for 1st September 2014 on CD and for digital download.

The reformed 2014 line-up consists of founder members Marc Valentine – Vocal & Guitar, Slyder – Guitar & Vocals along with original Silver Hearts Drummer Ginge & Ian Scruffykid on Bass.

Asked about the re-union show Slyder  & Marc said:

Slyder:

lgd live - 2Marc & I have been working really hard all year in rehearsal with Ian & Ginge on tracks from Retrosexual & the new album plus a few oldies from the Silver Hearts days. It’s been great fun to be playing the songs again & the prospect of playing them live again, hopefully in front of a packed house is very exciting.

Marc:

“I can’t wait to be back on stage again after an 18 year hiatus although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to squeeze into my old 70s shirts though! I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends and playing the songs live again will be an incredible buzz.”

 

Advance tickets are available now online at ticketweb

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/last-great-dreamers-tickets/130747

2nd Album Set for Release in September 2014

Last Great Dreamers are to release their 2nd album entitled Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven in September 2014 through their own independent label Ray Records.

The album will feature 11 previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1995 & 1997 by the last line-up featuring Paul Harrison on bass & Steve Grainger on drums including Ashtray Eyes, No1 Wonderboy & Last Great Dreamer originally recorded for a single release.

Last Great DreamersSlyder & Marc are going into the studio with Tony Harris, producer on 9 of the 11 tracks, to re-master them in May. The release is planned for September 2014, 20 years since the release of their debut album Retrosexual .

Slyder says “Marc & I are really excited about the project, we can’t wait to put this album together, listening to the tracks again now, they still sound really fresh & will easily stand up in the current rock music climate. I think Dreamers’ fans will love the album, the production is far superior to Retrosexual & hopefully will have been worth waiting for”

Last Great Dreamers will be playing a few UK dates from the end of September to be announced soon. Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven will be available from Amazon & available to download via iTunes in September (release date TBA).