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Ocean Colour Scene Duo Announce Acoustic UK Tour For Spring 2022

The 25-date ‘An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene’, begins on April 29 in Dundee and ends on June 2 in Cardiff

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Ocean Colour Scene singer Simon Fowler and drummer Oscar Harrison have announced an extensive acoustic tour for Spring 2022. Billed as ‘An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene’, the 25-date UK tour begins on April 29 in Dundee and ends on June 2 in Cardiff.

Following Ocean Colour Scene’s sell-out UK tour in 2021, Simon and Oscar will play relatively intimate seated venues, creating the perfect stages for acoustic performances of all their big hits and anthems, including “The Riverboat Song”, “The Circle”, “Traveller’s Tune”, “Hundred Mile High City” and “The Day We Caught The Train.”

Simon Fowler describes the acoustic shows as, “A real tonic – a great chance to look the audience in the eye and interact with them on a more personal basis than ever before.”

These shows are the latest chapter in a remarkable career that’s seen OCS rise from Breton shirt-wearing Stone Roses disciples to one of Britpop’s biggest bands.

Forming 32 years ago, OCS spent six years fine-tuning their sound before lighting up the Britpop party with three Top 5 albums; 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern. The band has also achieved seventeen Top 40 singles, including a staggering run of nine successive Top 20 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.

As with all the best groups, behind the swagger and style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into the public’s head and heart. It’s now time to hear these songs again, stripped back but every bit as resonant.

The full list of tour dates for ‘An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene’ is as follows:

April 29: Dundee Fat Sam’s
April 30: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
May 1: Glasgow Oran Mor
May 2: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
May 5: Stockton on Tees ARC
May 6: Newark The Palace
May 7: Stamford Corn Exchange
May 8: Sheffield City Hall
May 10: Whitley Bay Playhouse
May 11: Buxton Opera House
May 12: Corby The Core
May 13: Bridlington Spa
May 15: Southend Palace Theatre
May 16: Bury St Edmunds The Apex
May 17: London Union Chapel
May 19: Ilkley Kings Hall
May 20: Lytham-St-Annes Lowther Pavilion
May 21: Manchester RNCM
May 22: Burnley Mechanics
May 24: Bristol St Georges
May 26: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
May 27: Harpenden Public Halls
May 28: Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
May 29: Birmingham Town Hall
June 2: Cardiff The Globe.

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