Well, we got one of the precious and few emails from the official Scritti Politti mailing list two days ago, and this one’s a doozy. Apparently the modest and retiring Green Gartside is planning a UK tour next year to commemorate the band’s seminal “Cupid + Psyche ’85” album by playing it in its entirety. This might be the only Scritti Politti show ever where the notoriously reticent band ever play the sparkling US hit “Perfect Way,” so be sure to buy those tickets early if you are going to be in the UK next fall and have an interest. Just when and where are those dates then? We have multimedia…
SCRITTI POLITTI | CUPID + PSYCHE ’85 35TH ANNIV. UK TOUR | 2021
21st Sep 2021 | Norwich | The Waterfront
22nd Sep 2021 | Birmingham | Town Hall
24th Sep 2021 | Cardiff | The Gate
25th Sep 2021 | Manchester | RNCM Concert Hall
27th Sep 2021 | Glasgow | St Lukes
28th Sep 2021 | Leeds | City Varieties
29th Sep 2021 | Gateshead | Sage
1st Oct 2021 | Brighton | Concorde 2
2nd Oct 2021 | London | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
The tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. GMT tomorrow, December 4th, so get a move on little dogies if this one is calling out to you. No word on the cost of tickets but as anyone who had even a passing familiarity with the band and album would assert, it’s worth whatever the asking price is. As an American with a thin purse, I am not planning on being there, but don’t let my problems stop you from going. I’d more than welcome any readers who attend dropping comments about how splendid it all was. But first, be sure and get those tickets starting in about 16 hours. Below.
I can assuage my angst with the knowledge that I just bought the 12″ single of “Take Me In Your Arms + Love Me” this morning to edge ever closer to that inevitable Scritti Politti BSOG I have been planning on making for 20+ years now. Be there. Aloha.