Former Mansun frontman, Paul Draper, has announced that he will play Mansun’s chart topping album, ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern‘ in full on his February / March tour, IN ADDITION to playing a full set from his solo album ‘Spooky Action‘.
Following a fan poll on the Mansun’s Only Love Song Facebook group, in which thousands of votes were cast and ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ won by the narrowest of margins, Paul issued to following statement
“I will play Attack Of The Grey Lantern in full, live on every date of the Feb/March 2018 UK tour. I will be performing 2 sets, opening with Spooky Action & solo material then, after a short intermission, will play AOTGL in full, to celebrate its 21st Anniversary. This will tie in with other important announcements to be made about the anniversary of the record over the coming months.
The polls have shown there is a huge interest in hearing both albums. Both AOTGL & Six received thousands of votes, with nothing to choose between them. It was impossible to separate them realistically at the end. I therefore make this promise now, to perform Six in full in the near future so everyone wins in this tight poll. However, we will start with AOTGL after my solo set starting Feb 19th, nearly 21 years to the day from the album’s original release. I so much look forward to seeing you on the Feb tour. The last tour was amazing, I’m hoping we can take this to a new level.“
Demand for this 14 date tour will be heavy, so secure your tickets NOW before they sell out!
Links to ticket agencies can be found at http://pauldraperofficial.com/tour-dates/
Dates and venues are as follows:
Monday 19th February: BRIGHTON, The Haunt
Tuesday 20th February: PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 21st February: BRISTOL, Bierkeller
Friday 23rd February: DUBLIN, The Workman’s Club
Saturday 24th February: BELFAST, Limelight 2
Monday 26th February: EDINBURGH, The Caves
Tuesday 27th February: GLASGOW, The Art School
Thursday 1st March: MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Friday 2nd March: SHEFFIELD, The Leadmill
Saturday 3rd March: NEWCASTLE, The Riverside
Monday 5th March: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 6th March: NORWICH, The Waterfront
Wednesday 7th March: OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thursday 8th March: LONDON, Electric Ballroom