Watford Colosseum | Monday 30 April 2018| 7.30pm
The Waterboys UK Tour Press Release
Ever since Mike Scott first brought The Waterboys to public attention their career has been marked by storied departures. Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow. Now, The Waterboys return with their extended 9-piece band in support of their new critically acclaimed double album Out Of All This Blue, The Waterboys’ 12th and first double album is maybe the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.
Mike and fellow travellers, 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.”
SHOW: The Waterboys
VENUE: Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3JN
DATE and TIME: Monday 30 April 2018, 7.30pm
TICKET PRICES: Golden Circle Tickets – £42.00, Standard Tickets & Standing Tickets – £37.50
Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee.
Fee-free booking for Priority members; Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free.
TICKET OFFICE: 01923 571102 or www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk