The Charlatans announce 30th anniversary tour and boxset

27 April 2021, 11:11

The Charlatans in the 1990s
The Charlatans in the 1990s. Picture: Press

By Jenny Mensah

Tim Burgess and co will celebrate what is now 31 years together as a band with a tour and a huge career-spanning boxset.

The Charlatans have announced their plans to celebrate their 30th anniversary with a UK and Ireland tour.

Tim Burgess and co's A Head Full Of Ideas tour will see the band tour the length and breadth of the nation, while releasing an accompanying boxset.

Like many, the band have lost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which they've made a nod to by crossing out the 30th on their tour poster and replacing it with a 31st.

The Only One I Know outfit will kick off their tour in November, visit their adopted hometown of Manchester at the O2 Victoria Warehouse on 4 December and play London's O2 Academy Brixton on 10 December 2021.

Ticket pre-sale begins on Wednesday 28 April at 10am BST and tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th April from 10am at and

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See The Charlatans A Head Full Of Ideas Best Of 30th Anniversary tour dates:

November 2021

  • 22 Nov - Belfast, Limelight
  • 23 Nov - Dublin, Olympia
  • 25 Nov - Wrexham, William Aston Hall
  • 26 Nov - Bristol, O2 Academy
  • 27 Nov - Birmingham, O2 Academy
  • 29 Nov - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
  • 30 Nov - Bournemouth, Academy

December 2021

  • 2 Dec - Oxford, O2 Academy
  • 3 Dec - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • 4 Dec - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
  • 6 Dec - Lincoln, Engine Shed
  • 8 Dec - Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
  • 9 Dec - Newcastle, City Hall
  • 10 Dec - London, O2 Brixton Academy
  • 16 Dec - Nottingham, Rock City
  • 17 Dec - Leeds, O2 Academy
  • 18 Dec - Glasgow, O2 Academy
  • 20 Dec - Aberdeen, Music Hall

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Tim Burgess at Picnic In Park Festival In Oslo in 2019
The Charlatans will celebrate their . Picture: Rune Hellestad - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

The Charlatans A Head Full Of Ideas anniversary boxset features five albums and an exclusive seven - inch single.

The career-spanning will take fans from the band's remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands.

Get the tracklist below:


Side A

The Only One I Know


Can’t Get Out of Bed

Jesus Hairdo

Just When You’re Thinking Things Over

North Country Boy

Side B

Tellin’ Stories

One to Another

How High Forever Impossible

Side C

Love Is the Key

A Man Needs to Be Told

Up at The Lake

Blackened Blue Eyes

Oh Vanity

Side D

My Foolish Pride

Come Home Baby

Let the Good Times Be Never Ending

Plastic Machinery

Totally Eclipsing


Side A

Polar Bear - Blackburn Kings Hall 1990

Indian Rope - Reading Festival 1992

Can’t Even Be Bothered- Reading Festival 1992

Can’t Get Out Of Bed- Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994

I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me & Him Were Ever To Get There) - Glasgow Tramway Sound City 1994

Then – Glastonbury Festival 1995

Side B

Here Comes Soul Saver- Hultsfred Festival , Sweden 1997

Just Lookin’- Hultsfred Fest Sweden 1997

My Beautiful Friend- Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007

The Blind Stagger - Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007

Sproston Green– Reading Festival 1999


Side A

C’mon C’mon (Demo)

Sleepy Little Sunshine Boy (Demo)

Dardanella (Demo)

So Oh (Demo)

Always On My Mind (Demo)

Side B

Everybody Ha Ha (Demo)

Commuter Computer (Demo)

Crystal Eyes (Demo)

Polar Bear (Demo)

I Need You to Know (Demo)


Side A

Plastic Machinery Sleaford Mods Remix

Nine Acre Dust Chemical Brothers Remix

Not Forgotten Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix

Tellin’ Stories The Go! Team Remix Side B

Trouble Understanding Norman Cook Remix

My Beautiful Friend Jagz Kooner Remix

Hey Sunrise The Orb Remix

You’re So Pretty, We’re so Pretty Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix


Side A

Indian Rope (Demo)

Side AA

The Only One I Know (Demo)

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