Scene News: THE CHARLATANS Announce A Head Full Of Ideas’ 32nd Anniversary ‘Best Of’ Australian Tour



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THE CHARLATANS: A Head Full Of Ideas, 30th 32nd Anniversary ‘Best Of’ Australian Tour


A well and truly show-stopping, spectacular montage of brilliant, classic, passionate and innovative songs. It’s no wonder the Charlatans have stood the test of time.” Allmusic Magazine


“We love playing Australia” Tim Burgess.



One of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands THE CHARLATANS return to Australia for their 30th 32nd anniversary tour.

Their set list includes – The Only One I Know, Jesus Hairdo, Sproston Green, Then, Weirdo, Can’t Get Out of Bed, One to Another, North Country Boy, How High, Plastic Machinery, Love is the Key, Just Thinkin’ Things Over, Blackened Blue Eyes, I Never Want an Easy Life + More

In a remarkable and genre bursting career, indie-legends THE CHARLATANS have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognizable.

And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their most recent album ‘Different Days’ (2017) as “one of their best ever”.

During the pandemic, Tim Burgess was hosting album listening parties on Twitter which culminated in a best-selling book, The Listening Party.

The concept is simple. At a set time, you press play on the selected album and the band then live tweets along to the record, giving fans an insight into the chosen LP.

Everyone from Oasis to Iron Maiden and Kylie Minogue to Paul McCartney has taken part.

However, it’s back to the ‘day job’ for THE CHARLATANS front man when he returns to Australia with Martin Blunt, Mark Collins and Tony Rogers to play the indie hits which have defined their astounding 32-year career.

THE CHARLATANS have seen off Madchester and Britpop and made music that’s stood the test of time. That along with their amazing live shows have cemented them a passionate and loyal following that has given them lasting success… ‘simply a quality band with a great back catalogue, great current stuff and phenomenal live musicians.’

“It’s full capacity in here, it’s rammed, everyone’s jumping, dancing and feeling the magical vibes this band create.” Allmusic Magazine


THE CHARLATANS October 2022 Australian Tour Dates

Saturday 8th October SYDNEY, Manning Bar

Tuesday 11th October ADELAIDE, The Gov

Thursday 13th October BRISBANE, The Triffid

Friday 14th October, MELBOURNE, The Croxton

Saturday 15th October PERTH, Rosemount Hotel


Presale: Tuesday 10th May, 12pm Local
On Sale: Wednesday 11th May, 12pm Local

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