THE WATERBOYS RETURN TO THE FORUM
Sun 19th May Tickets on sale Fri 15th Feb @ 10am
Formed in the early 1980s by Scottish musician Mike Scott, the band has explored a number of different styles, but their music is mainly a mix of folk music with rock and roll. Early iconic albums such as ‘This Is The Sea’, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ and ‘Room To Roam’ cemented the band’s popularity in the 80s and 90s, with the anthemic, ‘Whole of the Moon’, being their best known hit single. Throughout their career, the band toured extensively, firmly establishing themselves as a prolific live act.
They make their much anticipated return to the Forum following the release of their latest album, ‘Out Of All This Blue’. The Waterboys’ twelfth and first double album is maybe the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.
Mike and fellow travelers, fiddler Steve Wickham, Muscle Shoals bass legend David Hood and Deep South keyboard wizard Brother Paul, play like demons on a mission. But it’s Scott’s use of hip hop recording techniques – drum loops, samples and found sounds that ground the songs’ soulful awakenings – that gives the album a particularly thrilling momentum. Refusing to be cowed by past achievements Scott’s determination to forge new ground is preeminent. “I always wanted to be better than anyone else,” he admits. “Cohen and Dylan may be above me in the tower of song but from my own generation I’ll take any of them on. Let them beat this.”
The Waterboys perform at the Millennium Forum on Sunday 19th May. Tickets go on sale from the Box Office on Friday 15th February @ 10am and are priced £34.00. Telephone 71 264455 or visit millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.