The Almighty reform original line-up for UK shows

The Almighty, 2023
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The Almighty have reformed with their original line-up to play their first shows together in 32 years.

The Almighty were one of Britain’s biggest and best-loved rock bands in the ’90s, chalking up eight Top 40 singles, and four Top 40 albums after rising to national consciousness with their debut album Blood, Fire & Love

Now vocalist/guitarist Ricky Warwick is reuniting with guitarist Andy 'Tantrum' McCafferty, bassist Floyd London and drummer Stumpy Monroe to play three career retrospective concerts to celebrate their 35th anniversary.

The quartet will play:
Nov 30: Glasgow Barrowlands
Dec 01: Manchester Academy
Dec 02: London O2 Forum

Balaam And The Angel will be special guests on all shows.
"Once these shows are over, that will be it," a press statement insists.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10am.

Speaking to this writer in 2019, Ricky Warwick said, "We still get offers to play festivals, good offers. I love that people remember us fondly, and I love that we have a legacy. There’s still some people who’ll see me as ‘Ricky from The Almighty’ and that’s okay with me."

"I think people saw that we were the real deal, a blue collar, dirty rock ’n’ roll band, and we just connected. There was nobody like us at the time."

The Almighty 2023 tour

(Image credit: The Almighty)
Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.