Lightning Seeds announce major UK tour including gigs in Liverpool and Manchester - here's how you can get tickets

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Lightning Seeds have today (Wednesday) announced a major UK tour for this autumn performing tracks from their incredible back catalogue – including gigs in Liverpool and Manchester.

The tour will see the Liverpudlians visit iconic venues all over the UK including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and a hometown show at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia and Manchester’s Albert Hall. They will also be joined by Badly Drawn Boy.

Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. Ian originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” which in turn led to him producing several bands starting with Echo & The Bunnymen. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album Cloudcukooland featuring the hit single Pure. Second album Sense followed before the release of the seminal album Jollification in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies.

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In 1996 the iconic single 3 Lions for the England football team topped the charts many times over. That same year Dizzy Heights and 1999’s Tilt were released to critical acclaim before Ian returned to his producer roots. Ian soon began to develop hit albums for the likes of The Coral, The Zutons and many more.

Ian Broudie of Lightning Seeds - coming to Liverpool and Manchester later this yearIan Broudie of Lightning Seeds - coming to Liverpool and Manchester later this year
Ian Broudie of Lightning Seeds - coming to Liverpool and Manchester later this year

Badly Drawn Boy aka Damon Gough first gained major acclaim by critics and audiences alike with his debut album The Hour Of Bewilderbeast in 2000 which went on to win the Mercury Prize. Badly Drawn Boy has since release eight studio albums including 2020’s lauded Banana Skin Shoes. He will be performing classics and old favourites from his eclectic career.

Preceding the UK tour, Lightning Seeds will be performing at festivals across Europe. All details can be found here.

Here are the tour dates for 2022

Thu 27 Oct – Cambridge Junction

Fri 28 Oct – Oxford O2 Academy

Sat 29 Oct – Frome Cheese & Grain

Thu 3 Nov – Southampton The 1865

Fri 4 Nov – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat 5 Nov – Leeds Stylus

Sun 6 Nov – Glasgow Old Fruitmarket

Thu 10 Nov – Birmingham Town Hall

Fri 11 Nov – Newcastle Boiler Shop

Sat 12 Nov – Liverpool Eventim Olympia

Thu 17 Nov – Brighton Chalk

Fri 18 Nov – Cardiff Tramshed

Sat 19 Nov – Manchester Albert Hall

Sat 26 Nov – Sheffield Leadmill

Badly Drawn Boy will be appearing as very special guest on all dates except Brighton.

When and where can I get tickets?

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 22, at 10am via and