The Quireboys announce A Bit Of What You Fancy 30th anniversary tour

The Quireboys
The Quireboys (Image credit: Tom Gold)

The Quireboys (opens in new tab) have announced that they’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album A Bit Of What You Fancy with a UK tour.

The run of 13 shows will get under way at the Bullingdon in Oxford on December 10 and wrap up at the Sage in Gateshead on February 13.

The Quireboys will play the album in its entirety, with tickets going on general sale this coming Friday (June 5) at 10am. Australian outfit Massive will support.

A Bit Of What You Fancy featured tracks including 7 O’Clock, Whippin’ Boy, I Don’t Love You Anymore, Hey You and There She Goes Again, with the band also revealing they’re re-recording the album with a release date set for July 1.

Frontman Spike says: “A Bit Of What You Fancy is where it all began for the Quireboys. It was an incredible album that launched our career. However, the way we sound and play now doesn’t do it justice. 

“Henceforth, it has been a pleasure updating it to our modern-day Gypsy Rock & Roll Sound. I’m sure everyone will enjoy this new version in all its glory, marking its 30th anniversary.”

A Bit Of What You Fancy 30th anniversary edition will also feature two live bonus tracks: Man On The Loose and Mayfair and the album is now available to pre-order (opens in new tab).

The Quireboys: 2020/21 UK tour
Dec 10: Oxford Bullingdon
Dec 11: Bristol Thekla
Dec 12: Southend Chinnerys
Dec 13: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Jan 28: Brighton Concorde 2
Jan  29: Birmingham O2 Institute 2
Jan 30: Stoke Sugarmill
Feb 04: Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Feb 05: Glasgow The Garage
Feb 06: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Feb 11: Gloucester The Guildhall
Feb 12: Manchester Gorilla
Feb 13: Gateshead Sage

The Quireboys: A Bit Of What You Fancy 30th anniversary
1. 7 O’Clock
2. Man On The Loose
3. Whippin’ Boy
4. Sex Party
5. Sweet Mary Ann
6. I Don’t Love You Anymore
7. Hey You
8. Misled
9. Long Time Comin’
10. Roses & Rings
11. There She Goes Again
12. Take Me Home
13. Man On The Loose (Live)
14. Mayfair (Live)

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