21st August 2006




One of Britain’s best-known indie bands, The Charlatans have added the University of Lincoln’s Engine Shed to their list of UK tour dates.


The band who are supporting the Rolling Stones in concert in London and Glasgow this week have announced they’ll be playing at the Engine Shed on 28th November.


This follows similar announcements by Embrace and The Zutons who are due to play on 18th September and 25th November respectively.


Formed in 1989 The Charlatans originate from Manchester and put their first single, ‘Indian Rope’, out on their own label Dead Dead Good records. They were snapped up by Beggars Banquet and achieved their first Top Ten single with ‘The Only One I Know’.


In 1992 keyboard player Rob Collins was unwittingly involved in an armed robbery and was sent down for eight months. The band, however, bounced back with ‘Up To Our Hips’, a record that saw them get some of the most extraordinary critical applause in the band’s long career.


Tragedy struck in July 1996 when Rob Collins was killed in a car accident during recording sessions for the ‘Tellin' Stories’ album. The stricken band decided to continue.


A month later, 'One To Another' was their biggest UK hit to date. Duffy of Primal Scream stepped in to help finish the album. Tony Rogers was later recruited as full time keyboard player.


Since then The Charlatans have released a series of enormously successful albums - their most recent, ‘Simpatico’, was released in April this year.


Tickets are available now from Ticketline on 0871 4244 555 or visit ticketline.co.uk.


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(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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