Royal Albert Hall show
24/09/13

The full line up for the Royal Albert Hall show will be announced this week. Already on the bill are The Chemical Brothers (DJ set), Liam Gallagher and Bonehead. Standing tickets are all sold out but there are some seats remaining from gigsandtours.com.

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General sale
20/09/13

Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show are released on general sale today at 10am from:
gigsandtours.com - 0844 811 0051
ticketmaster.co.uk - 0844 826 2826

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Presale tickets on sale now
19/09/13

Presale tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show on Friday 18th October are on sale now!

BUY TICKETS

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A Night for Jon Brookes at the Royal Albert Hall
18/09/13

The Charlatans and friends will play a very special night at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Friday 18th October in memory and celebration of Jon Brookes. Proceeds from the night will go to The Brain Tumour Charity.

“Following the loss of our much missed friend and drummer, Jon Brookes, we, together with some friends, are putting on a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 18th October 2013. The show will benefit The Brain Tumour Charity, which Jon was involved with during his illness. It's our way of raising money for research into and awareness of a cancer that will unfortunately affect many lives as it has ours. We look forward to seeing you at the Royal Albert Hall and making it a night to remember.” – The Charlatans.

The full line-up will be announced shortly. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 20th September at 10am from gigsandtours.com or tel: 0844 811 0051. Presale tickets will go on sale on Thursday 19th September at 10am exclusively from thecharlatans.net/live.

Ticket prices:
Boxes £55
Floor and Stalls £45
Circle £35
Restricted Circle and Gallery £25

'It's all about the music. Everything else is shit.” - Jon Brookes

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Liverpool gig
09/09/13

The show at Liverpool St George's Hall has been rescheduled for Friday 8th November 2013.

Tickets on sale now from thecharlatans.net/tickets & usual outlets.
All original tickets remain valid.

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Posters
04/09/13

The lyric posters are back in stock in the Merchandise Store; available as sets of three or individually.

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Donations
20/08/13

Lots of people have asked about making a donation in memory of Jon. If you would like to donate, Cancer Research UK and Trudys Trust are the preferred charities of Jon's family. Thank you.

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Liverpool show
19/08/13

Due to the passing of The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes last week, the show at St George's Hall, Liverpool on 26th August has been postponed. All purchased tickets are valid for the future date or available for refund; please contact your issuer for further details. Apologies, the band appreciate your support.

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Many thanks
18/08/13

Just like to take the time now from the band and Jon's family to thank the nurses and support staff at Queen's Hospital NHS, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, for taking care on Jon's arrival on the evening of Wednesday the 31st July. Jon was rushed there by ambulance in a lot of discomfort but their quick actions made him comfortable. They more than accommodated for him and for his family to stay around the clock, and for friends to visit outside the normal hours.

Also many thanks to Professor Cruickshank, Jon's surgeon who undertook all surgery over the past 3 years, his consultant Doctor Spooner and to the nurses and support staff at The Priory Hospital Birmingham where all the operations and additional chemotherapy and radiotherapy were undertaken.

Good to know they helped to get him back on the drums again, all of this was very much appreciated.

Live it like you love it,
Martin Blunt.

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West Bromwich Albion
17/08/13

West Bromwich Albion will be paying tribute to Jon today dedicating their pre-match playlist to him. Jon was a huge Baggies fan and would be chuffed to know his team were thinking of him. If you're going get down there early.

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The Times
16/08/13

Tim wrote about Jon in The Times today you can read the piece online or here is a copy in full from the paper.

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Jon Brookes
13/08/13

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Jon Brookes, the drummer with The Charlatans, died this morning aged 44.

Following a seizure on tour in Philadelphia in 2010, Jon had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour and had undergone several operations, although he had been working on new material with the band over the summer.. He passed away peacefully in hospital early this morning with his family at his bedside.

Jon was a founding member of The Charlatans, who formed in the West Midlands in 1989. He was much loved by those who knew him and regarded as one of the finest drummers of his generation and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

“Jon was a brilliant drummer, an inspiration, a founding member of The Charlatans, part of our family and a friend to everyone in and around the band. Losing someone who was always so full of life is a tragedy that will be shared by so many. Our thoughts are with Debbie and all of Jon’s family.” - The Charlatans.

RIP JON BROOKES

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St George's Hall
27/07/13

This is the beautiful Great Hall inside Liverpool St George's Hall where we'll be playing on August Bank Holiday. Limited tickets left from www.thecharlatans.net/tickets.

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Liverpool tickets
31/07/13

Tickets for our Liverpool gig on August Bank Holiday Monday go on general sale from 9am today from www.limfestival.com, www.thecharlatans.net/tickets and usual outlets.

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Liverpool International Music Festival
29/07/13

We are pleased to announce The Charlatans will play Liverpool St George's Hall on Monday 26th August as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival.

The band will headline the event at the beautiful Grade 1 listed building, with a line-up of 14 artists across 2 stages. Doors open from 4pm. Tickets are £32.50 plus booking fee and pre-sale tickets are available exclusively from www.thecharlatans.net/tickets from 9.15am Monday 29th July. Buy them now!

Tickets will then go on general sale at 9am Wednesday 31st July from limfestival.com, eventim.co.uk, skiddle.com and ticketquarter.co.uk. Full line-up and more information visit www.limfestival.com.

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Gigwise Interview
27/07/13

Gigwise interviewed Martin and Tony backstage at Kendal Calling yesterday, watch the video here.

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Win VIP tickets to Kendal Calling
24/07/13

The Charlatans headline Kendal Calling this Saturday (27th July), the festival is now sold out but we've got a pair of VIP tickets to giveaway for the weekend. Follow @thecharlatans on Twitter for details.

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Thank you Delamere!
08/07/13


Delamere Forest by Cathryn Ellis.

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Sunday at Delamere Forests
04/07/13

Stage times for Sunday are:
Gates 6pm
John Ainsworth 6.50pm
The Velveteen Saints 7.20pm
The View 8pm
The Charlatans 9pm
Curfew 10.55pm.
P
lus The Beat Boutique DJing between bands.

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Delamere Aftershow
02/07/13

Tim will be DJing on Sunday night after the Delamere Forest gig at Manchester's Deaf Institute. £5 on the door from midnight.

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Jon Brookes Update
01/07/13

Over the weekend Jon underwent further surgery in connection to the brain tumour first detected back in September 2010. Jon has recovered well from the operation and will remain in hospital for additional treatment.

So for the forthcoming shows, including Delamere Forest, once again Pete Salisbury will be taking on drumming duties.

The band are currently in rehearsals and would like to thank everyone who has sent their support to Jon at this time.

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Delamere Forest
30/07/13

One week to go until the Delamere Forest show on Sunday 7th July. Support comes from The View, The Velveteen Saints, John Ainsworth and The Beat Boutique DJs. Tickets: www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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London Barbican this Sunday
21/06/13

Tim Burgess headlines The Barbican, London on Sunday June 23rd with very special guests Lambchop opening the night. Tim will be playing a selection of songs from his current solo album ‘Oh No I Love You’ as well as the odd Charlatans classic. Tim and his band will be joined by a string quartet and some of London’s finest gospel singers.

For tickets and more information go to www.barbican.org.uk.

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Feile festival Belfast
23/05/13

The Charlatans will play the Féile festival in Belfast on Sunday 4th August. Tickets on sale now from here.

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Mountain Picnic Blues out nows
06/05/13



Mountain Picnic Blues is out now on DVD, deluxe edition DVD and download. The film is a documentary on The Charlatans’ 1997 LP Tellin' Stories and also features a live performance of the album in its entirety, filmed in June 2012 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, as part of the Tellin’ Stories 15th anniversary shows.

The deluxe limited edition DVD (shown above), featuring a bespoke design and unreleased tour photographs, is available exclusively from the Merchandise Store. The standard DVD is available from all usual retailers. The DVD is region 0 and available worldwide.

The film is also released as a digital download through Distrify, available to buy or rent. Watch the trailer here.

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Mountain Picnic Blues released on Monday
03/05/13

The film is released on Monday (6th May) on DVD featuring the Making of Tellin' Stories documentary and the album recorded live at Glasgow Barrowlands last year.

The film will also be available as a digital download to buy or rent here from Monday.

The limited edition deluxe DVD, including some signed copies, is available exclusively from the Merchandise Store.

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Rough Trade screening
30/04/13

There will be a free screening of Mountain Picnic Blues this Thursday (2nd May) from 7pm at Rough Trade East (Brick Lane, London). More details here.

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Mountain Picnic Blues last night
30/04/13

Last night saw the premiere screening of Mountain Picnic Blues at The ICA in London. Hope you enjoyed the documentary and Q&A after with Martin, Mark and the film makers Start Productions.


Photo by Cathryn Ellis.

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Tim talks to Louder Than War
26/04/13

Ahead of the release of Mountain Picnic Blues Tim talks to Louder Than War about the making of the film here.

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Area 51 live at Glasgow Barrowlands
24/04/13

Here is a clip from the forthcoming Mountain Picnic Blues DVD of Area 51 recorded live at Glasgow Barrowlands. The DVD features the full Tellin' Stories set from the 15th anniversary show last summer. Mountain Picnic Blues is released on 6th May, pre-order a copy here.

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Mountain Picnic Blues premiere
16/04/13

Join members of the band and the film makers for the first ever screening of The Charlatans documentary ‘Mountain Picnic Blues’ on Monday 29th April 2013 at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

This exclusive event premieres the documentary in full and will also include the complete screening of Tellin’ Stories performed live in its entirety from Glasgow’s Barrowland.

Afterwards, a full Q & A with members of the band and the film makers will take place where you can put your questions to them. The event will also include DJ sets and bar until 11pm.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 18th April from thecharlatans.net/premiere. Tickets to this intimate event are strictly limited, a maximum of 4 tickets per person and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mountain Picnic Blues premiere
15/04/13

The premiere of The Charlatans Mountain Picnic Blues film will take place at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London on Monday 29th April.

The film is a documentary on The Charlatans’ 1997 LP Tellin' Stories, from its creation in 1997 to the 15th anniversary of the album. The screening will also show the live performance of the album recorded at Glasgow Barrowlands last year.

On the night there will be a Q&A with members of the band and film directors, plus the chance to buy the DVD a week before it is released on Monday 6th May. Ticket details to follow tomorrow.

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Mountain Picnic Blues trailer
15/04/13

The DVD is released Monday 6th May, pre-order a copy here.

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Support acts for Delamere Forest
We are pleased to announce The View, The Velveteen Saints, John Ainsworth and The Beat Boutique DJs will be supporting at our Delamere Forest show on Sunday 7th July. Tickets are available from www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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Coaches to Delamere Forest
The Big Green Coach company are putting on coaches to our Delamere Forest show on Sunday 7th July from Birkenhead, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and Stockport. Return tickets from £16 here. Tickets for the gig are available from www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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Delamere Forest tickets
The Charlatans will only be playing two shows this year, a one off special show at Delamere Forest on Sunday 7th July and a headline set at Kendal Calling on Saturday 27th July.

Tickets are selling quick for the Delamere Forest show, get yours from www.forestry.gov.uk/music or the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400.

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Writing in County Wicklow, Ireland

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Delamere Forest tickets
Tickets for the Delamere Forest show on Sunday 7th July are on sale now from the box office tel 03000 680400 or online here.

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Kendal Calling
The Charlatans will headline the Saturday night at Kendal Calling on 27th July. Tickets on sale now from kendalcalling.com.

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Delamere Forest July 2013



We are pleased to announce The Charlatans will play a one off special show at Delamere Forest, Cheshire on Sunday 7th July.

The band return to the forest after a sell-out show in 2007, which was released as a free 5-part live download, for a limited period only, from thecharlatans.net.

Tickets £34.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9am on Friday 1st March from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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Mountain Picnic Blues release date
Unfortunately, due to manufacturing circumstances beyond our control, the release date of Mountain Picnic Blues: The Making of Tellin' Stories DVD has been changed to Monday 6th May 2013. Sorry for the delay. We'll have details of the London and Manchester screenings soon.

A limited edition deluxe DVD, including some signed copies, is available to pre-order from the Merchandise Store.

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A week in Rye
Tim and Mark are in Rye this week doing some writing...


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Mountain Picnic Blues preview
Here is a preview clip from the new Tellin' Stories documentary Mountain Picnic Blues. The DVD is out Monday 6th May, you can pre-order a copy here.


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Mountain Picnic Blues: The Making of Tellin' Stories

Mountain Picnic Blues is released on DVD on May 6th 2013. The film is a documentary on The Charlatans’ 1997 LP Tellin' Stories, from its creation in 1997 to the 15th anniversary of the album this year. The bonus DVD features a live performance of the album recorded this year at Glasgow’s Barrowlands.

The documentary features interviews with all band members and tells the story of the circumstances surrounding the album’s recording and completion in the aftermath of Rob's death and also how they then handled their support slot shortly afterwards with Oasis at Knebworth in front of 210,000 people.

The bands online store is the ONLY site to offer a deluxe, limited edition DVD package which includes bespoke designs, exclusive unreleased photographs on tour with the band in 1997 and a random limited number will be fully signed by the band.

PRE-ORDER LIMITED EDTION DELUXE DVD

We also plan to hold a couple of screenings in London and Manchester during the week of release. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase more details soon.

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Fred Perry live videos
A few live videos from the Fred Perry Subculture gig and an interview with Tim are up now on the Sub Sonic website.

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Tellin' Stories DVD
We’re currently in post production on the Tellin' Stories documentary and live DVD. More info on the release soon.

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Oh No I Love You
Listen to Tim's new album Oh No I Love You in full on the Guardian. The album is released on Monday 1st October. Tim will be touring the UK in October (with Mark guesting on guitars) visit timburgessmusic.com for dates.

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Fred Perry show
On the weekend of the 15/16th September Jon returned to hospital to undergo further surgery, in relation to the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2010. Jon is now back at home and making a good recovery.

Meanwhile Pete Salisbury (The Verve) will be filling in for Jon at the Fred Perry 60th Anniversary show next week at The Garage, London. As you may remember, Pete also deputised on drums for the Who We Touch world tour in 2010.

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Oh No I Love You
Tim releases his solo album Oh No I Love You on 1st October, a collaboration with Kurt Wagner from Lambchop recorded in Nashville. Pre-order the album from O Genesis, Record Store, iTunes and all usual outlets.

White, the brand new single is available to pre-order from O Genesis. The limited edition white vinyl is only available from the store, with a digital version also available on iTunes. Watch the video on YouTube.

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New blog from Jon
Jon has updated his blog with a new post on the Tellin' Stories gigs and plans for the future...

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Win tickets to the Fred Perry gig
We have 100 pairs of tickets to giveaway to The Charlatans - 60 Years of Fred Perry show at The Garage in London on 26th September. Enter the competition via Twitter here.
Also for another chance to win go to fredperrysubculture.com.

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Fred Perry gig competition

The Charlatans will headline a very special show at The Garage, London on Wednesday 26th September 2012 to celebrate Fred Perry’s 60th anniversary.

Also on the bill are Keel Her (Live), Norman Jay (DJ Set), Terry Hall (DJ Set), Don Letts (DJ Set).

For your chance to win tickets to this intimate one off show follow @thecharlatans on twitter and look out for the retweet competition. Full details of how to enter are here.

A very limited number of tickets are available to buy for £5 plus booking fee at www.fredperrysubculture.com. Tickets on sale Midday Tuesday 28th August. Age Restrictions: 18+. Doors 9pm.

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Tellin' Stories
Thank you to everyone that came to the Tellin' Stories shows, hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

Next up we're playing Bingley Music Live this Friday (31st August). Then...? We have one more show to announce..more details soon!

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Interview with Jon
Jon was interviewed earlier this month at the Strawberry Fields Festival watch it now on YouTube.

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Tim's solo tour
Tim has added more shows to his solo tour in October full tour dates here. His album Oh No I Love You is released 1st October, check out timburgessmusic.com for pre-order links. If you've not heard it yet you can listen to the new single White on Soundcloud and out now on vinyl and iTunes.

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V Festival live stream
You can watch The Charlatans live today from Hylands Park at 2.25pm on vfestival.com. Choose the 4Music stage in the video player.

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V Festival highlights
The Charlatans set is being filmed tomorrow at Chelmsford for the V Festival highlights showing on Channel 4 over the weekend. Check TV guide for various times.

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V Festival
The Charlatans have been added to the V Festival bill this year as very special guests. The band join a great line up this weekend and will play the 4 Music Stage at Hylands Park Chelmsford on Saturday and Weston Park Staffordshire on Sunday.

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VIP Tickets
Last chance to get VIP tickets for the Aberdeen & Edinburgh Tellin' Stories shows on 24/25th Aug & meet the band before the gigs. VIP tickets are available from the merchandise store until 13/08/12.

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Strawberry Fields Festival
We're on at 10pm on the Main Stage tonight (12th Aug) at Strawberry Fields Festival. Jon is also guest drummer for The Ghosts, who supported The Charlatans at the Tellin' Stories gigs in June, at 5.30pm on the Strawberry Jam Stage.

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Tellin' Stories
Here are the final two Tellin' Stories shows of the year...

Tickets: ticketmaster.co.uk. VIP tickets: including meet the band before the gig, merchandise and VIP pass available here.


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This one's for Rob x

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Newsnight
Jon and Tim were interviewed for a Newsnight report on music piracy, it airs tonight (18th July) at 22.30pm on BBC2.

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Scottish shows
Next month sees the final two Tellin' Stories shows of the year playing the album in its entirety.

24th August - Aberdeen Music Hall
25th August - Edinburgh Picture House

Tickets: ticketmaster.co.uk. VIP tickets including meet the band before the gig, merchandise and VIP pass available here.

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Tim's solo tour
Tickets for Tim's solo tour in October go on sale today(29th June) at 9am from gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.

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New live photos
Click here for a great set of photos from the Hammersmith Apollo gig.


London Hammersmith Apollo by Jenny Hardcore.

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NME video interview
NME interviewed Tim and Mark backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival watch it
here.

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Tour merchandise
Some of the merchandise that was on sale at the Tellin' Stories shows last month is now available from the online Merchandise Shop.

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Tim announces new solo album
Tim Burgess releases his second solo album Oh No I Love You on 24th September find out more here. Pre-order the album from Recordstore.

Tim will be touring the UK in October click here for full tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday (29th June) from gigsandtours.com.

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Sky Arts
The Charlatans perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday, followed by the Guernsey Festival on Sunday. On Saturday evening Tim and Mark will be performing 2 acoustic tracks for the Sky Arts coverage of the IOW festival from 6pm.

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Absolute Radio
Tim and Mark play at Spitbank Fort today hosted by Absolute Radio. Highlights of the invite-only gig and interview will be broadcast tomorrow morning (Friday 22nd June) on Christian O'Connell's Breakfast Show from 6-10am plus online at absoluteradio.co.uk.

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Tellin' Stories documentary DVD
Start Productions are currently working on a documentary with The Charlatans focussing on the making of their 1997 LP Tellin' Stories.

If anyone has any archive - filmed footage, photographs, posters, flyers, anything - from around that time that you feel may be of use we'd be very interested in hearing from you. Please get in touch via info@startproductions.co.uk with a description of what you've got. Nothing will be used without prior agreement - Thanks!

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Competition winner
The winner of the Spitbank Fort/Isle of Wight Festival competition is Matt Nixson, enjoy the shows!

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Xfm
Tim and Mark are live on Xfm this Sunday (17th June) around 12.30 on Gordon Smart's show, on both Xfm London and Manchester. They will be doing an acoustic track and interview.

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Competition
The Charlatans play the Isle of Wight Festival next week and Absolute Radio are hosting a very special warm up gig with Tim and Mark on Spitbank Fort - a Napoleonic fort a mile offshore from Portsmouth.

We have a pair of tickets to win to this exclusive gig plus weekend tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival. Click here to enter.

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Tellin' Stories
Thanks to everyone who came to the Tellin' Stories gigs in Manchester, London & Glasgow. The new merchandise will be available on the shop soon. See you at the festivals.


Glasgow Barrowland by Cathryn Ellis.

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Tellin' Stories Documentary
The Glasgow Barrowland show on Saturday will be filmed for a forthcoming Tellin' Stories documentary DVD.

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London & Glasgow shows
Looking forward to the London Hammersmith Apollo and Glasgow Barrowland shows this weekend following last Friday in Manchester. Support comes from The Ghosts, here are the stage times for both nights.

Doors: 7.00pm
The Ghosts: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
The Charlatans: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Don't forget Concert Live will be recording the London gig available on CD from the merchandise stall after the gig and concertlive.co.uk.

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Tellin' Stories Expanded Edition
The 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Tellin' Stories is released today on Beggars Banquet. The album is available on double CD, double LP and HD Download.

Amazon - CD and vinyl / HMV - CD and vinyl / Play - CD
iTunes - Download

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BBC Breakfast watch again
If you missed Tim and Mark on BBC Breakfast on Friday you can watch again at these links: Interview and performing North Country Boy in the studio here.

The acoustic version of North Country Boy appears on the Warm Sounds EP available on iTunes.

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Lokerse Feesten Belgium
The Charlatans are confirmed to play the Lokerse Festival in Lokeren, Belgium on Friday 10th August. Tickets on sale now full details at lokersefeesten.be.

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TV/radio on Friday
Tim and Mark are on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning (Friday 25th May) at 9.05am on BBC1. They will then be in session on Xfm Manchester around 1pm.

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Tellin' Stories London live recording
Concert Live will be recording the London Hammersmith Apollo gig on 8th June. The exclusive live CD will be produced instantly ready to take home at the end of the night, plus online orders are available too.

Pre-order your copy from concertlive.co.uk.

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The Garden Party, Isle of Man
The Charlatans headline The Garden Party, Isle of Man on Saturday 7th July. Tickets are on sale now from www.thegardenparty.im.

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Edinburgh Picture House
The Charlatans will be performing ‘Tellin’ Stories’ live in its entirety at HMV Picture House in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th August 2012, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Presale tickets go on sale at 10am on 8th May from www.thecharlatans.net/tellinstories.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on 10th May from usual outlets and the venue box office..

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Tellin' Stories Expanded Edition out 28th May
Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, this year marks the 15th anniversary of Tellin’ Stories.

The Charlatans play a series of dates this summer, performing the album in it’s entirety and to mark the occasion Archive / Beggars Banquet are releasing a special expanded edition on vinyl and CD along with the original album on real HD download on 28th May 2012.

The first disc is the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, while the second disc is a collection of the single B sides plus an unreleased, early version of ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, originally entitled ‘Rainbow Chasing’. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the anthology ‘Songs From The Other Side’. Full tracklisting here.

Vinyl – limited edition (1000) vinyl in a gatefold sleeve
CD – limited edition (2000) in double jewel case w/ slipcase

Pre-order your copy now from:
HMV – Vinyl
HMV – CD
Play – CD

Tickets for the 15th Anniversary tour on sale here.

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Competition winner
The winner of the Spitbank Fort/Isle of Wight Festival competition is Matt Nixson, enjoy the shows!

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Xfm
Tim and Mark are live on Xfm this Sunday (17th June) around 12.30 on Gordon Smart's show, on both Xfm London and Manchester. They will be doing an acoustic track and interview.

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Competition
The Charlatans play the Isle of Wight Festival next week and Absolute Radio are hosting a very special warm up gig with Tim and Mark on Spitbank Fort - a Napoleonic fort a mile offshore from Portsmouth.

We have a pair of tickets to win to this exclusive gig plus weekend tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival. Click here to enter.

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Tellin' Stories
Thanks to everyone who came to the Tellin' Stories gigs in Manchester, London & Glasgow. The new merchandise will be available on the shop soon. See you at the festivals.


Glasgow Barrowland by Cathryn Ellis.

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Tellin' Stories Documentary
The Glasgow Barrowland show on Saturday will be filmed for a forthcoming Tellin' Stories documentary DVD.

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London & Glasgow shows
Looking forward to the London Hammersmith Apollo and Glasgow Barrowland shows this weekend following last Friday in Manchester. Support comes from The Ghosts, here are the stage times for both nights.

Doors: 7.00pm
The Ghosts: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
The Charlatans: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Don't forget Concert Live will be recording the London gig available on CD from the merchandise stall after the gig and concertlive.co.uk.

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Tellin' Stories Expanded Edition
The 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Tellin' Stories is released today on Beggars Banquet. The album is available on double CD, double LP and HD Download.

Amazon - CD and vinyl / HMV - CD and vinyl / Play - CD
iTunes - Download

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BBC Breakfast watch again
If you missed Tim and Mark on BBC Breakfast on Friday you can watch again at these links: Interview and performing North Country Boy in the studio here.

The acoustic version of North Country Boy appears on the Warm Sounds EP available on iTunes.

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Lokerse Feesten Belgium
The Charlatans are confirmed to play the Lokerse Festival in Lokeren, Belgium on Friday 10th August. Tickets on sale now full details at lokersefeesten.be.

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TV/radio on Friday
Tim and Mark are on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning (Friday 25th May) at 9.05am on BBC1. They will then be in session on Xfm Manchester around 1pm.

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Tellin' Stories London live recording
Concert Live will be recording the London Hammersmith Apollo gig on 8th June. The exclusive live CD will be produced instantly ready to take home at the end of the night, plus online orders are available too.

Pre-order your copy from concertlive.co.uk.

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The Garden Party, Isle of Man
The Charlatans headline The Garden Party, Isle of Man on Saturday 7th July. Tickets are on sale now from www.thegardenparty.im.

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Edinburgh Picture House
The Charlatans will be performing ‘Tellin’ Stories’ live in its entirety at HMV Picture House in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th August 2012, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Presale tickets go on sale at 10am on 8th May from www.thecharlatans.net/tellinstories.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on 10th May from usual outlets and the venue box office..

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Tellin' Stories Expanded Edition out 28th May
Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, this year marks the 15th anniversary of Tellin’ Stories.

The Charlatans play a series of dates this summer, performing the album in it’s entirety and to mark the occasion Archive / Beggars Banquet are releasing a special expanded edition on vinyl and CD along with the original album on real HD download on 28th May 2012.

The first disc is the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, while the second disc is a collection of the single B sides plus an unreleased, early version of ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, originally entitled ‘Rainbow Chasing’. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the anthology ‘Songs From The Other Side’. Full tracklisting here.

Vinyl – limited edition (1000) vinyl in a gatefold sleeve
CD – limited edition (2000) in double jewel case w/ slipcase

Pre-order your copy now from:
HMV – Vinyl
HMV – CD
Play – CD

Tickets for the 15th Anniversary tour on sale here.

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Castlepalooza Festival Ireland
The Charlatans headline the Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival at Charleville Castle in Ireland on Sunday 5th August. The band will be performing 'Tellin' Stories' in its entirety. Tickets: castlepalooza.com

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Telling Stories
Tim's autobiography Telling Stories is out this week available in all good book shops, watch the trailer here. Fopp Records have a limited edition (1000 copies) black hardback cover sleeve also on sale. An audio version will be available in the near future.

The book readings in Manchester, London and Brighton have sold out but Tim will be signing copies at Waterstones Manchester (Deansgate at 12pm on 11th May and at Waterstones Newcastle Ermerson at 1pm on 12th May. Plus he'll be doing a reading at HMV Hoults Yard, Newcastle at 5pm 12th May.

Here are some interviews that Tim has being doing this week:-
Golden rules of rock 'n' roll excess - The Independent
My book is the craziest story I've ever read - Metro UK
Interview(32mins in) on Stuart Maconie & Mark Radcliffe -BBC 6 Music
Interview(25 mins in) on Richard Bacon - BBC 5 Live
An evening with Tim Burgess - The Lononist
Life and times of north country boy - CIty Life Manchester
I tried a lot of different drugs - The Guardian

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Aberdeen Music Hall
The Charlatans have added a new show to the Tellin' Stories tour, the band will play the album in its entirety at Aberdeen Music Hall on Friday 24th August.

Presale tickets are available exclusively via thecharlatans.net store from 10am Thursday 12th April including a limited number of VIP tickets to meet the band. Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 13th April from ticketmaster.

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Strawberry Fields Festival
The Charlatans headline the Strawberry Fields Festival in Leicestershire on Sunday 12th August. Tickets: here.

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The Magic Loungeabout
The Charlatans headline The Magic Loungeabout in North Yorkshire on Sunday 29th July. Tickets: here.

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Guernsey Festival 2012
The Charlatans will be performing Tellin’ Stories in its entirety at the Guernsey Festival on Sunday 24th June. Tickets are on sale now here.

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Impact Fest Poland
The Charlatans headline the Eventim Stage at the Impact Fest 2012 in Warsaw, Poland on 27th July. Tickets are on sale now from Livenation.

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The Whitehaven Festival
The Charlatans headline The Whitehaven Festival on Sunday 3rd June. Tickets are £40 for the day on sale here.

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Lounge On The Farm
The Charlatans will headline the Sunday night at Lounge On The Farm in Canterbury, Kent on 8th July. Tickets: here.

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Bingley Music Festival 2012
The Charlatans return to headline Bingley Music Live which takes place 31st August - 2nd September. We'll confirm which night the band will play soon. Tickets: here.

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Tim's 6 Music Playlist
Tim will be on BBC 6 Music presenting his 6 Muisc Playlist on Sunday 26th March from 12:00-13:00. Listen again here for the next 7 days.

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An Evening with Tim Burgess (London)
Tim is doing a launch night for the release of his book 'Telling Stories' on Wednesday 25th April at St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London in association with Waterstones.

The evening starts at 6.45pm and will include music, chat and a chance to ask Tim questions about his new book. Tim will also be playing new songs from his forthcoming solo album - Oh No I Love You and will be joined by Mark Collins of The Charlatans on guitar and Gabe Gurnsey from Factory Floor on drums.

Tickets £20, which includes a signed copy of Telling Stories. Tickets available from Waterstones Piccadilly 0207-851-2419 or email events@piccadilly.waterstones.com.

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The Charlatans Periodic Turntable
Marking the anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev's first periodic table which was published in March 1869, The Charlatans back catalogue has been illustrated through the "Periodic Turntable" available as a limited edition print. The chart brings together 123 songs via their track numbers, duration and the album they appear on.

Limited to 123 prints each copy is signed by the band, available exclusively from thecharlatans.net store.

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Manchester Apollo
The Charlatans have added a Manchester show to the Tellin' Stories tour due to popular demand. The band will play at the O2 Apollo on Friday 1st June.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 21st February) via thecharlatans.net store. General tickets go on sale Friday 24th February at 9am from gigsandtours.com, 0844 477 7677 and 0844 811 0051.

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Close Up featuring Tim Burgess (Manchester)
Tim will be interviewed by Dave Haslam as part of the 'Close Up' series at the Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester on Friday 11th May, along with performing a short acoustic set with Mark. Tim will also signing copies of his biography ‘Telling Stories’ (published by Penguin, 26/4/2012). Copies of the book will be on sale on the night.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (10th February) at 10am from here. Or from 0161 832 1111 and the Dancehouse box office.

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Hacienda Festival Japan
The Charlatans will be performing 'Tellin' Stories' in its entirety at the Hacienda Festival, Osio Japan on 28th and 29th April 2012. The band will perform on both nights of the festival. Tickets/info: fac51thehacienda.jp.

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Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
Tim's autobiography Telling Stories will be released on 26th April 2012 on Penguin Books. Details here.

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End of year blog from Jon
It's that time of year again... head over to the blog for Jon's end of year message. All the best for 2012, see you at the summer gigs.

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Tim on 6Music
Tim will be presenting a special morning show on Christmas Eve on BBC 6 Music from 7-10am. Listen online here.

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Tellin' Stories at Isle Of Wight Festival 2012
The Charlatans will be performing Tellin' Stories at the Isle of Wight festival in June 2012. They headline the Garden Stage on the Saturday night. Tickets: here. Info: www.isleofwightfestival.com.

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Tellin' Stories shows now on sale
Tickets for the Tellin' Stories anniversary shows are now on sale from:

June 8th - HMV Hammersmith Apollo Gigs & Tours
June 9th - Glasgow Barrowlands Gigs In Scotland

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Tellin' Stories presale
Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the Tellin' Stories shows in London and Glasgoware on sale now from the official store.

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The Charlatans 'Tellin Stories' perfomed live in its entirety
The Charlatans will be performing their celebrated number 1 album 'Tellin' Stories' live in its entirety at London HMV Hammersmith Apollo and Glasgow Barrowland in June 2012. The critically acclaimed album features singles 'North Country Boy', 'One To Another' and 'How High'.

These shows follow their retrospective 'Some Friendly' concerts in 2010 and marks 15 years since 'Tellin' Stories' was released.

June 2012
Friday 8th - London HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

Saturday 9th - Glasgow Barrowland

Tickets on sale Friday 9th December at 9.30am available from:
London 0844 844 4748. Glasgow 0844 499 9990. 0844 811 0051/0844 826 2826. Online at: Gigs and Tours, Ticketmaster, Gigs In Scotland.

An exclusive 24 hour pre-sale for the two shows starts Wednesday 7th December 2011 at 9.30 am at www.thecharlatans.net/tellinstories. Also avaliable will be exclusive, limited VIP packages including a ticket to the show, a meet and greet with the band, signed merchandise and a lanyard.

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BBC 6 Music Showcase in Salford
The Charlatans will be playing the BBC 6 Music Showcase in Salford on Monday 31st October. The event takes place at the BBC Philharmonic Studio in Salford Quays. Also on the bill are Bombay Bicycle Club, John Cooper Clark and Michael Kiwanuka.

The showcase will be broadcast live on 6 Music from 8pm on the night and you can apply for tickets to be there.

To apply visit www.bbc.co.uk/6music. Registration closes on Monday 17th October at 12:00 noon. See BBC 6Music for full terms and conditions.

4th album twitter playback
On Sunday 9th October at 6pm GMT over on Twitter we've got another #timteractive album playback, for our 4th album The Charlatans. Follow @Tim_Burgess whilst listening to the album worldwide, ask questions and read Tim's tweets on each of the tracks.

Twitter listening parties
If you've been following Tim on Twitter recently you'll know all about #timteractive - a series of album listening sessions where you can listen to an album simultaneously with Tim on hand answering questions and chatting about the album. The second one is tonight (21st Sept) at 9pm GMT playing Between 10th and 11th. Get involved and follow @Tim_Burgess and @thecharlatans.

Guinness Arthur's Day
We are pleased to announce The Charlatans join the line up for Guinness Arthur's Day playing at Vicar Street in Dublin on Thursday 22nd September.

Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie. Ticket proceeds benefit the Arthur Guinness Fund, helping social entrepreneurs deliver change to communities in Ireland and worldwide, with programmes last year in the US, Indonesia, Nigeria and Ghana to name a few.

Electric Picnic
RTE 2fm in Ireland will be airing a few live tracks from the band's set at Electric Picnic on Tuesday 6th Sept from 11pm-1am. You can also listen to One to Another, The Only One I Know and Oh Vanity on the 2fm website.

Split Festival
Just a quick reminder, the early bird ticket offer for Split Festival in Sunderland on 18th September ends this Wednesday (31st Aug). Get discounted tickets for £20 a day or £35 weekend from splitfestival.com.

Interview with Jon
The Metro grabbed a quick chat with Jon about playing live again after being diagnosed with a brain tumour last year, read it here.

Rockin' Way Festival
The Charlatans have confirmed last minute to play Rockin' Way Festival in Santiago De Compostela, Spain on Saturday 10th September. Tickets here. Info: rockinway.com.

Dunfermline FifeFest
The Charlatans play a one-off gig in Scotland on Saturday 6th August at Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline. Tickets: here.

Free download from Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio are offering a free download of The Only One I Know performed exclusively for the stationearlier this year. Get your copy here. Downloads are available this week only, until Sunday (17 July).

David Lynch Foundation
The Charlatans feature on 'Download For Good: Music That Changes The World', a digital music compilation supporting the David Lynch Foundation. You can download The Only One I Know RMX with Factory Floor from iTunes. Find out more from Tim here.

Interview on EVR
The band are in session + an interview with Tim on Mike Joyce's East Village Radio show tomorrow (Weds 7th July) from 15:00 GMT.

Acoustic gig in St Helens
Tim and Mark will be playing an acoustic gig at The Citadel in St Helens on 27th July. Tickets on sale now from ticketline and the venue.

Discount code for Galtres tickets
Buy your tickets from galtresfestival.org.uk using the discount code CHARLATANS874 at checkout to get £3 off a day ticket, £5 off a weekend ticket and £15 off a family weekend ticket. The Charlatans headline the Saturday night on 27th August.

Wychwood Festival photos
New photos of The Charlatans playing at Wychwood Festival here.

Split Festival Sunderland
The Charlatans headline Split Festival in Sunderland on Sunday 18th September. Tickets/info here.

Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival
The Charlatans play the Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival on Saturday 17th September. Tickets/info: shrewsburyfieldsforever.com.

 

NME.com acoustic video
Watch Tim and Mark performing a version of 'One To Another' on NME.com recorded at Blackburn College earlier this year..

Friends of Mine Festival
The Charlatans headline Friends of Mine Festival on Sunday 22nd May in Cheshire. Day and weekend tickets on sale from fomfest.com. Download the free app from iTunes.

Discount code for Galtres Festival tickets
The Charlatans headline Galtres Festival at Crayke, North Yorkshire on Saturday 27th August.

Buy your tickets from galtresfestival.org.uk using the discount code CHARLATANS874 at checkout to get £3 off a day ticket, £5 off a weekend ticket and £15 off a family weekend ticket. Offer ends 30/06/11.

New blog from Jon
Check out the Blog for Jon's latest post.

The Big Feastival
The Charlatans play The Big Feastival at Clapham Common in London on Saturday 2nd July. The new three day festival combines food and music raising funds for The Prince's Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation. Tickets: here. Info: thebigfeastival.co.uk.

Acoustic set in Italy
Tim and Mark play an acoustic set at the Sexto n'plugged Festival in Sesto Al Reghena, Italy on 24th July. Info: prosecto.org. Tickets: here.

Electric Picnic Festival
The Charlatans have confirmed for Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland on Friday 2nd September. Tickets on sale here.

Tim and Mark play charity gig in Manchester
Tim and Mark are playing at SCARS in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society at Band on the Wall in Manchester on 18th May. Tickets on sale here.

Xfm session video
Mark and Tim recently did an acoustic session for Xfm Manchester's 5th Birthday, you can now watch the session here.

Vinalopop Festival postponed
Unfortunately the Vinalopop festival in Spain on 9th April has been postponed. The festival will hopefully be rescheduled later this year. More details: vinalopopfestival.es.

Tim & Mark for IOW
Tim and Mark will be playing an acoustic set at this year's Isle of Wight Festival on 12th June isleofwightfestival.com.

Us & Us Only Deluxe Edition out now
The Us & Us Only Deluxe edition is out nowon 2xCD gatefold collection and via iTunes. Buy your copy from Amazon and all usual outlets. The iTunes download also comes with videos for Forever, My Beautiful Friend and Impossible.

Tim and The Bottletop Band
At the end of last year we reported Tim had recorded a song for The Bottletop Band charity project, collaborating with other artists. 'Be Together' will be released as a single on April 4th with all the profits going to education and employment projects in Brazil, Africa and the UK. Check out the 'making of' video on YouTube.

Win tickets to intimate acoustic session
To mark the 5th birthday of Xfm Manchester, Mark and Tim will be recording a lunchtime acoustic session hosted by Clint Boon on Monday 14th March at Xfm Manchester's studio. We have one pair of tickets to giveaway via @thecharlatans Twitter page. Full details here.

Warm Sounds EP
The Warm Sounds EP is released today! Featuring six stripped-down and reworked versions of Charlatans classics, get your copy from:

Limited 10" vinyl with free digital download buy online here.

Download only from the Charlatans Online Store or iTunes.

The 10" vinyl will be shipped to purchasers w/c 14th March.


Us & Us Only Deluxe Edition
The Us & Us Only Deluxe edition has been put back a week due to production, the album will now be released on 28th March pre-order your copy at Amazon. Check out the video player for classic videos of Forever, My Beautiful Friend and Impossible.

A few interviews...
In the run up to the release of the Us & Us Only deluxe edition the band have been busy doing some interviews, check out the links below.

Webzine God is In the TV interview Mark.
Drowned in Sound chat to Tim.
Interview with Tim on Muso's Guide.
Music News interview with Martin.

Warm Sounds EP
To coincide with Tim and Mark's acoustic tour the band release 'Warm Sounds' EP on 8th March featuring six stripped-down and reworked versions of Charlatans tracks.

Available exclusively via the Online Store, iTunes or one of the acoustic gigs. Pre-order the limited edition 10" vinyl from the Online Store and receive the digital download on the day of release.

Extra acoustic gig in Cumbria
Tim and Mark will be taking the acoustic tour to Whitehaven Civic Hall in Cumbria on 26th March. Tickets go on sale at 10am 14/03/11 from civichall.org.uk, Threads clothing or the box office 01946 514960.

Istanbul gig in May
The Charlatans will be playing at Ghetto in Istanbul, Turkey on 20th May. Tickets are on sale now from here.

Manchester gig review and videos
Check out the POPISCULTURE review of the Manchester Deaf Institute gig and videos on YouTube.

Extra acoustic gig added in Bathgate
Tim and Mark will also play The Attic Room in Bathgate, Scotland on 22nd March. Tickets on sale here.

Acoustic gig added in Derby
Tim and Mark have added another acoustic date at The Venue in Derby on 23rd March. Tickets on sale here.

FifeFest 2011 in Dunfermline
The Charlatans play the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline on Saturday 6th August as part of FifeFest 2011. Pres-sale tickets available from weekendrevolution.co.uk from 9am on Weds 2nd March.

Arenal Sound Festival, Spain
The Charlatans will play the Arenal Sound Festival in Burriana, Castellon, Spain on 4th August. Tickets: arenalsound.com.

Dundee acoustic gig added to tour
Tim and Mark will be have added an acoustic gig at The Doghouse in Dundee on Sunday 20th March. Tickets: ticketweb.co.uk.

Greece gigs confirmed
The Charlatans return to Greece in May for two gigs. Tickets on sale now from ticketpro.gr.

May 2011
13 - Fuzz Live Music Club, Athens
14 - Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki

Swedish Club Tour
The Charlatans will be playing 3 club shows in Sweden in June, prior to heading to Cyprus for Napa Live Festival on the 17th. Tickets go on sale Friday 25th February details here.

June 2011
09 - Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala
10 - Debaser Medis, Stockholm
11 - Debaser, Malmo

Acoustic EP
To coincide with the acoustic tour the band are releasing an EP of six stripped-down and reworked versions of Charlatans tracks including “North Country Boy”, “The Only One I Know” and “Smash The System”. It will be available to download from iTunes and thecharlatans.net from mid-March, with a limited edition 10” vinyl to follow.

Brighton (acoustic set)
Tim and Mark have added a gig at Brighton Komedia to their acoustic tour on 17th March. Tickets: gigsandtours.com.

Glasgow (acoustic set)
Tim and Mark have confirmed an acoustic gig at Glasgow Oran Mor on 21st March. Tickets: gigsinscotland.com / 08444 999 990.

London Union Chapel (acoustic set)
Tim and Mark are playing an intimate acoustic gig at London's Union Chapel on 16th March. A very limited number of tickets go on sale Friday 11th February at 9am from gigsandtours.com / 0207 403 3331.

Kendal Calling (acoustic set)
Tim and Mark will be doing an acoustic set at Kendal Calling Festival on Saturday 30th July, which takes place in the Lake District. Tickets/info: kendalcalling.com.

Us And Us Only Deluxe Edition
Universal Music are proud to announce the release of the band’s sixth album ‘Us And Us Only’ as a deluxe edition on March 28th 2011.

Originally released in 1999, this deluxe edition features a collection of bonus tracks that include b-sides, live recordings, radio sessions and rare remixes. The iTunes digital release will include promo videos for Forever, My Beautiful Friend and Impossible. Full tracklisting here.

Napa Live, Cyprus
The Charlatans play Napa Live in Ayia Napa, Cyprus on Friday 17th June. Tickets/info: napalivefestival.com.

Heitere Winterfestival, Switzerland
The Charlatans play the Heitere Winterfestival indoor festival at Mehrzweckhalle, in Zofingen, Switzerland on Saturday 26th February.
Tickets CHF 55 on sale here. Info: heitere-events.ch.

Vinalopop Festival, Spain
The Charlatans play the Vinalopop Festival in Elche, near Alicante, Spain on Saturday 9th April 2011. Tickets/info: vinalopopfestival.es.

Live interview on Twitter
Tim is doing a live interview with The Sunday Times Magazine on Twitter on Monday (20th Dec) at 1pm #witterlive. Ask questions here.

Live footage from Japan
Watch a clip of The Charlatans recent Tokyo gig on YouTube.

Edinburgh Hogmanay
Thanks for all you messages and support for Jon, just wanted to update you all. Jon is set to return to the stage at the band's New Years Eve show in Edinburgh. He has undergone the first series of radiation and chemotherapy and is doing fine. Before returning for more treatment in the New Year Jon is hoping to play the NYE gig. Read an interview with Jon in the Sunday Mercury here.

Vote for The Charlatans in 6 Music best of 2010
Vote for The Charlatans 'Love Is Ending' in 6 Music's Top 40 tracks of 2010 here.

Friends of Mine Festival 2011
The Charlatans headline the Friends of Mine Festival on Sunday 22nd May 2011 in Cheshire. Tickets on sale now at fomfest.com.

Your Pure Soul single
Your Pure Soul is out this week on download only. Get the single edit version for 79p on iTunes.

Wychwood Festival
The Charlatans will headline the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham on 3rd June 2011. Earlybird tickets on sale now here.

 

York Fibbers gig - SOLD OUT
Ahead of The Charlatans playing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay the band will play a small club show at York Fibbers on Thursday 30th December.

Tickets are £27.50. This Friday (26th Nov) you can get them in person between 10.30-11.30pm from the club details here. Remainder of tickets go on sale 6pm Saturday 27th Nov at ticketweb.co.uk and from Attic Records in York on Monday 29th.

Live photos from Brixton
Take a look at some live photos from Brixton Academy here.

Podcast with Jon
Jon was interviewed for The Word podcast, you can listen to the full interview here on SoundCloud.

Posters
The lyric posters designed by our merchandise competition winner Ian Caulkett are now for sale now online. Including signed posters by the band.

Your Pure Soul single
Your Pure Soul will be released as the third single from Who We Touch on 29th November on Frink Recordings through Cooking Vinyl. The single will be available to download only.

Valladolid Festival cancellation
Unfortunately the Valladolid Festival in Spain on Saturday has been CANCELLED. If you have bought tickets, please contact your point for purchase for a refund. The rest of the shows remain unaffected.

Tim's tour blog on Virgin.com
Read Tim's tour blog for virgin.com: part 1 and part 2.

New blog from Jon (Oct 2010)
The Charlatans UK tour finished last night at the Birmingham Academy with Jon Brookes taking to the drums for Sproston Green! Following the gig and his DJ set at the aftershow read Jon's new blog here.

BBC 6 Music The First Time With...Tim Burgess
Don't forget Tim is on 6Music's The First Time With... show today (24th October) at midday. Listen online here.

More tour dates added
The Charlatans have added dates for November in Bangkok (19th), Hong Kong (20th), Singapore (23rd) and Tokyo (25th). Ticket details on the gigs page.

Interview with Jon on BBC West Midlands Today
There's an interview with Jon tonight on BBC West Midlands Today from 18:30. Watch it online here.

Pre-order Brixton live CD
Concert Live are recording tomorrow night's Brixton gig for an exclusive limited edition live CD, pre-order your copy here either for 'instant' collection at the venue or by post.

Win tickets to Xfm gig
The Charlatans are playing at the Hospital Club in London on October 27th for Xfm's Live Sessions in association with Windows Phone 7. For your chance to win a pair of tickets send your answer to the question below to charlatans@over9.co.uk before the closing date of midnight 24th October. The winner will be informed via email on 25th October.

Question – Which Charlatans album was originally released through the XFM website?

New merchandise online
The online store has been updated with merchandise from the UK tour, including special offers like Some Friendly T-shirts for £9.99 including a free anniversary booklet.

Session on EVR radio
The Charlatans have recorded a session for Mike Joyce's Coalition Chart show on EVR radio which airs next Thursday (28th Oct) 3-5pm (GMT). Listen online eastvillageradio.com.

Hong Kong gig
The Charlatans are confirmed to play at the Clockenflap members launch party in Hong Kong on 20th November 2010. Become a member to gain entry to the gig for HKD520 clockenflap.com.

Edinburgh Hogmanay gig
The Charlatans will be playing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay on Friday 31st December at the Concert in the Gardens. Info here. Enclosure tickets are sold out but garden tickets are £35 + fees from here.

Who We Touch Tour live CDs
Once again Concert Live are producing exclusive limited edition live CDs of the forthcoming Manchester and Brixton gigs. Pre-order your copy here either for 'instant' collection at the venue or by post.

Absolute Radio Charlatans Special
Mark and Tim are in interview and picking their favourite tracks tomorrow night 10-11pm (14th Oct) on Absolute Radio.

Oxjam gig video
Highlights from the Oxjam Launch Gigs featuring The Charlatans here.

Win tickets to the Xfm Live Sessions
The Charlatans are playing at the Hospital Club in London on October 27th for Xfm's Live Sessions in association with Windows Phone 7. For a chance to win tickets click here.

6Music interview
Tim is guest on Matt Everitt's The First Time With... show on 6Music on Sunday 24th October at midday.

Stage times
The Charlatans will be onstage around 9.10pm throughout the UK tour, with the exception of Sheffield (15th) and Birmingham (23rd) where the band will be on stage at 8.30pm due to venue restrictions.

Topman Ctrl venue change
The venue for the Topman Ctrl gig has changed to the Ruby Lounge due to health and safety restrictions. The night is curated by Tim Burgess, including an acoustic set by Tim and Mark. Proceeds from the gig go to Salford Lads Club. Tickets here. Info here.

Interview with Jon
There's an exclusive interview with Jon in today's Sunday Mercury (West Midlands paper) which you can read also online.

Clyde 1 session
The Charlatans are in session tonight (10th Oct) after 8pm on the Billy Sloan Show on Clyde 1 102.5fm. Listen online www.clyde1.com.

Tour merchandise
Merchandise from the UK tour will be for sale on the online shop in the next week couple of weeks, including high quality prints of the winning poster designs from the merchandise competition..

Tim DJing in Preston
Tim is DJing at Preston's 53 Degrees after the Manchester Apollo gig next Saturday, Tickets/info here.

Follow The Charlatans on iTunes Ping
Follow The Charlatans new profile on Ping. (Requires iTunes 10)

 

The Charlatans at Kerrang Live
The Charlatans recorded a session at Kerrang! Radio today, tracks can be heard across Kerrang! & Q Radio but unfortunately the set won't be aired in full. Here are some photos from the set.

UK tour kicks off this week
The Charlatans UK tour kicks off at Newcastle Academy this Thursday (7th Oct), full tour dates and tickets here.

Who We Touch vinyl
Who We Touch will be released on vinyl on 1st November by Cooking Vinyl, store links to follow.

Acoustic session on Absolute Radio
Tim and Mark are doing an acoustic session on Geoff Lloyd's Show on Absolute Radio tomorrow (Weds 6th Oct) at 7pm. Watch the session on video here.

Xfm Evening With The Charlatans
'An Evening with The Charlatans' session airs tonight on Xfm at 7pm.

Birmingham aftershow
Sound Bar in Birmingham are organising an end of tour clubnight after the Birmingham O2 Academy gig on Saturday 23rd October. With 2 live bands and members of The Charlatans DJing Adv tickets £4 here.

Charlatans on Channel 5
Watch the band perform My Foolish Pride on Channel 5.

Charlatans first in super HD broadcast from UK to Japan
The Charlatans 6music session on Wednesday was filmed by super hi def cameras and sent to Japan in a first-of-its-kind broadcast of Super Hi-Vision TV. Read more on the BBC. Watch the sesion at 6 Music.

New blog from Jon
Click here to read Jon's latest blog.

The Charlatans announce temporary drummer
The Charlatans have announced that The Verve’s Pete Salisbury will act as stand in drummer for the UK tour whilst Jon Brookes recovers from his operation.

Brookes, who collapsed on stage in Philadelphia last week, is preparing for his operation this week, back in the UK. It is not known how long he will be out of action but it is thought that Salisbury will complete the October UK tour at least.

The band and Jon want to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support.

Statement regarding Jon Brookes
The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes is currently undergoing treatment in the UK for a brain tumour following the postponement of the remaining dates of Charlatans North American tour. The Charlatans touring schedule remains unaltered whilst the band arrange for a short term replacement. The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support.

My Foolish Pride
My Foolish Pride is released this week on download and 7". Buy online from iTunes, Recordstore and Rough Trade.

US tour postponed
The Charlatans US tour has been postponed, following the collapse of drummer Jon Brookes during a gig at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s on Wednesday night.

Brookes is being flown back to the UK for further treatment, although is currently in a comfortable condition, and the band promise to keep everyone informed as and when the situation develops. The Charlatans are very upset at not being able to continue the tour but hope to reschedule the dates as soon as possible.

Chicago show postponed
The Charlatans show at Chicago's Double Door tomorrow (18th Sept) has been POSTPONED due to ill health. Jon is being kept in hospital for further tests, we'll have another update soon. Rescheduled dates for the postponed gigs tba.

Who We Touch released in Australia
Who We Toouch is released today in Australia, the band are scheduled to tour Australia starting in Brisbane on 10th November. Dates here.

Montreal and Toronto shows postponed
The Charlatans gigs in Montreal tonight (16th) and Toronto (17th) have been POSTPONED due to ill health. The band's in-store performance in Toronto tomorrow has also been postponed. Please check the website regularly for updates on the US tour.

Press statement from The Charlatans
The drummer for The Charlatans, Jon Brookes, collapsed on stage last night (15th Sept) during a gig at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s.

Early into the set Brookes suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Fortunately there was a doctor in the audience who administered first aid and got the drummer breathing again before the paramedics arrived minutes later. Brookes was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia and during the night was given a CAT scan and has been responding well to treatment. He has now been transferred to a larger hospital in the city for further tests, although his condition is said to be improving and doctors believe there will be no long term effects on his health.

Fans are advised to check the website regarding future gigs.

 

Some interviews, sessions and reviews
Watch an acoustic session and interview on Limewire.
WRXP radio session here. HighWire Daze interview. Brooklyn review.

MSN album stream
You can listen to the entire Who We Touch album until next Monday
(20th) on the MSN website.

Mexico
We have had to change the venue for the Mexico gig on 23rd September. The band will now play Salon Covadonga, tickets here.

New York in-store streaming
Today at 18:30 EST, The Charlatans in-store performance at Best Buy Union Square, New York will be streamed on liveatbestbuy.com.

UK ticket/album bundle
Tickets for The Charlatans UK tour are now on sale via HMV Online (excluding Edinburgh and Dundee). You can buy tickets on their own or buy Who We Touch as well and get £2.00 off

Who We Touch out today in the US!
Who We Touch is released today in the US! For today only, get $3 OFF when you enter the code PICKDEAL at amazon.com.

You can also buy the album at Omega Order, FYE, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Newbury Comics, Criminal Records and all usual outlets.

WRXP radio session
Tim and Mark will be doing an acoustic session and interview on WRXP New York tomorrow (14th) at approx 8:20AM Eastern Time. Watch footage from the session here.

My Foolish Pride video
My Foolish Pride is released on 20th September on download and 7". Pre-order 7" from Recordstore and Rough Trade.

US Alternative Charts
Love is Ending is No.1 for the third straight week on the US Alternative charts! Who We Touch is released in the US on 14th Sept pre-order it here.

More chances to win tickets for Q gig
Here are a few more competitions to win tickets for the Q the Music Club gig at Sky News, Gigjunkie and Music-News. Winners of thecharlatans.net mailing list draw will be announced soon.

NME feature
Tim reveals the 10 tracks that shaped Who We Touch on NME.com. Plus there's a Charlatans feature in the new issue of NME magazine out today looking back at the past 20 years.

Mexico and Belgium gigs
Late additions to The Charlatans Who We Touch tour the band will be playing Mexico Salon Covadonga on 23rd Sept and Brussels Le Botanique on 26th Oct, details here. More gigs to be announced soon.

Manchester album playback
Check out Zavvi's review of the Who We Touch album playback, plus photos here.

Who We Touch out this week!
The Charlatans new album Who We Touch is out now! Download at iTunes or buy online from the following links.

Recordstore: 1CD, 2xCD deluxe, Play: 1CD, 2xCD deluxe
Amazon: 1CD, 2xCD deluxe, HMV: 1CD, 2xCD deluxe
Rough Trade: 2xCD deluxe

North American Tour, instores and releases
The Charlatans North American tour kicks off on Tuesday (7th Sept) in Atlanta, as previously announced the band will also be doing live instore sessions in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Toronto. Full tour dates and ticket links can be found here.

Who We Touch is released in North America on 14th Sept, pre-order now. You can download Love Is Ending and The Man Who Saved The Day on iTunes for $0.99 as part of The End Records label sampler.

My Foolish Pride
My Foolish Pride will be the second single from Who We Touch released on 20th September on download and 7". Pre-order 7" from Recordstore and Rough Trade.

Merchandise competition - vote for your favourite
Thanks to everyone who entered, the 3 finalists for the merchandise competition are up now on Facebook, vote your favourite by clicking 'like', the one with the most votes wins and will be available to buy on the UK tour and online store. Closing date for votes is 09/10/10.

Album playback at Topman
For a sneak preview of Who We Touch get down to Topman Oxford Circus or the following stores in Manchester: Market Street, Arndale Center and the Trafford Center from 1pm on 3rd September.

Radio 2 session
The Charlatans are doing a live session on Radio 2's The Radcliffe and Maconie Show tonight (1st Sept) from 8pm GMT. Listen online.

 

Official Oxjam Launch Gig 2010
To celebrate the start of the month-long Oxjam music festival 2010, The Charlatans will be playing one of the four special gigs taking place in a secret London Oxfam store on Monday 27th September.

Tickets officially go on sale tomorrow (2nd Sept) from here but for today only we've a limited number of fanbase only pre-sale tickets available. Pre-sale tickets go on-sale 9am today available here.

Tickets are priced at £25 per night and the location of the exact Oxfam store will remain secret until 72 hours before the show with all profits going towards Oxfam’s vital work around the world.

US label sampler
The Charlatans US label The End Records have released a label sampler featuring 16 tracks from their artists including Love Is Ending and The Man Who Saved The Day. Download it at iTunes for $0.99.

Photos from Manchester playback
Thanks to everyone who came along to The Deaf Institute last Friday it was a great night, the Q&A with Tim Burgess and John Robb is due to appear online soon. Check out some photos here.

Scottish album playback
There will be a Scottish album playback of Who We Touch this Saturday (28th Aug) at the Ivory Hotel clubnight in Glasgow from 9pm + signed giveaways, details here.

NME.com V Festival photo diary
Check out NME.com for The Charlatans' V Festival photo diary. Plus read a full feature with the band in the next issue of NME magazine, on sale 8th September.

US in-stores and signing sessions
The Charlatans will be doing a number of in-store performances and signing sessions throughtout the North America tour:

07 Sept - Criminal Records, Atlanta, 7pm.
10 Sept - Newbury Comics, Boston, 5pm.
14 Sept - Best Buy, New York, 6.30pm.
17 Sept - Sunrise Records, Toronto, 7pm.

Merchandise design competition
Last chance to submit your ideas to merch@thecharlatans.net, the compeition closes 20th August. Full details here.

V festival signing session
The Charlatans will be doing a signing session at the NME tent at V Festival this weekend between 6.30-6.50pm on both days. The band are due onstage at 9.50pm.

European and Australian tour tickets
Tickets for the European tour went on sale today and tickets for the Australian gigs go on sale tomorrow (20th Aug), details where to buy your tickets here.

Exclusive album playback & Tim Burgess DJ set
Don't forget next Friday (27th Aug) it's the exclusive Who We Touch album playback plus Tim Burgess DJ set at The Deaf Institute, Manchester at 7.30pm. Entry is free however you need to click you're attending on the facebook event.

Love Is Ending 7"
Get a copy of the Love Is Ending Limited 7" from Recordstore, HMV, Rough Trade, and Normans.

European tour
The Charlatans Who We Touch tour continues into Europe later this year. More European gigs to be announced soon, keep checking here.

October 2010
25 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
28 - Viper, Florence, Italy
29 - Velvet, Rimini, Italy
30 - Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

November 2010
01 - Abart Club, Zurich, Switzerland
02 - FZW, Dortmund, Germany
03 - Backstage, Munich, Germany
04 - Trabendo, Paris, France

Tickets go on sale Thursday 19th August, click here for ticket info.

 

Signed deluxe albums
The first 300 people who pre-order a deluxe edition of Who We Touch through recordstore.co.uk will have their copies signed by the band.

Merchandise design competition
Submit your merchandise ideas/designs and one lucky winner's idea will be produced and sold on the UK tour and online store. To enter email your design or idea to merch@thecharlatans.net, closing date 20th August. Full details here.

Manchester album playback
There will be a album playback of Who We Touch at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on 27th August, two weeks before the release. Plus copies of the album and signed artwork can be won on the night. More info.

Australian tour
The Charlatans return to Australia in November to promote Who We Touch which is released in Australia through Shock Entertainment on 17th September.

November 2010
10 - Brisbane, Hi-Fi
11 - Sydney, Metro
12 - Melbourne, Billboard
13 - Adelaide, Fowlers Live
15 - Fremantle, Metropolis

Tickets go on sale 20th August, see the Gigs page for ticket info.

Boston instore and signing
The Charlatans will be doing an instore performance and signing session at Newbury Comics in Boston on Friday 10th September at 5pm. To get a wristband for the event you will need to buy Who We Touch from 10am on Friday 10th (4 days before it's official release) at the Newbury Street store.

Love Is Ending (behind the scenes video)
Behind the scenes footage of The Charlatans recording the video for Love Is Ending. Download the single on iTunes.

 

Pre-order Who We Touch US release
Who We Touch is released in the US on 14th September, pre-order it now from The Omega Order. Includes bonus 2xCD version, signed poster/T-shirt/Love Is Ending 7" bundle. Plus free domestic shipping.

Love Is Ending out today
The Charlatans new single Love is Ending is released today featuring a new exclusive track 'The Man Who Saved The Day' on iTunes. A limited 7" follows on 16th August featuring a remix by The Horrors, pre-order now from Recordstore, HMV, Rough Trade, and Normans.

Q The Music Club gig
The Charlatans will be showcasing tracks from Who We Touch at Q The Music Club Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London on Tuesday 28th September. Tickets for the gig are by competition only.

For a chance to win tickets to this intimate gig go to Q The Music Club.

Plus, we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to members of The Charlatans mailing list. Make sure you are signed up to be eligible to enter and you will receive a competition email next week.

Pre-order Who We Touch
Pre-order The Charlatans new album Who We Touch from the following stores. The album is released 6th September (14th for North America) on standard release and a deluxe 2XCD version with a bonus CD of early versions, out-takes, alternate takes and mixes.

Pre-order from: Recordstore: standard or deluxe, Play: standard or deluxe, Amazon: standard or deluxe, HMV: standard or deluxe and Rough Trade: deluxe version.

Love Is Ending
Here is the video for The Charlatans new single Love Is Ending, directed by Douglas Hart in London. Love Is Ending is released on 2nd August, the limited edition 7" features an exclusive remix by The Horrors. Pre-order now from: Recordstore, HMV, Rough Trade, Amazon and Play.

North America tour & album release
The Charlatans will be touring North America in September to support the North American release of 'Who We Touch' on 14th September on The End Records. Tickets go on sale this weekend via ticketmaster.com and local outlets.

September 2010
07 - The Loft, Atlanta GA
08 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC
09 - Black Cat, Washington DC
10 - Royale, Boston MA
11 - Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ
13 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
14 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
15 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA
16 - Cabaret Musee Juste Pour Rire, Montreal QC
17 - Lee's Palace, Toronto ONT
18 - Double Door, Chicago IL
20 - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco CA
21 - The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa CA
22 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Who We Touch
The Charlatans 11th studio album Who We Touch is released on 6th September, read about the album in the band's new biography here.

Love Is Ending
My foolish Pride
Your Pure Soul
Smash The System
Intimacy
Sincerity
Trust In Desire
When I Wonder
Oh!
You Can Swim

Xfm Interview
Listen to the Xfm Breakfast show tomorrow (24th June) for an interview with Tim.

Love Is Ending first play
Interview with Tim and Xfm's first play of Love Is Ending on Music Response tonight (8th June) from 10pm. xfm.co.uk.

Hatfield gig
The Charlatans will be playing a warm up show to the October UK tour at The Forum in Hatfield on Tuesday 5th October. Tickets on sale from ticketweb.co.uk, seetickets.com, the box office 0844 477 2000 and the University of Herts box office.

Love Is Ending
If you missed the first play of the new single Love Is Ending on Steve Lamacq's show on Friday you can listen again for a limited time on BBC iPlayer. The song is played about 1hr 22mins into the show. The single is released 19th July.

UK tour video
Check our the promo video for The Charlatans UK Tour in October featuring exclusive footage of the London Roundhouse gig and an interview with Tim.

Presale tickets
Presale tickets for the October tour go on sale today (2nd June) at 9.30am through thecharlatans.net.
Buy presale tickets: for Edinburgh, Dundee and all other shows here.

New album, single and tour
The Charlatans 11th studio album 'Who We Touch' will be released 6th September on Frinck Recordings through Cooking Vinyl. The first single release will be 'Love is Ending' out 2nd August. Listen to the first radio airplay of the single this Friday (4th June) on Steve Lamacq's show on 6music from 16:00 GMT.

The band will be touring the album starting with a UK tour in October.

October 2010
07 - Newcastle 02 Academy
08 - Edinburgh HMV Picture House
09 - Dundee Fat Sam's Live
11 - Liverpool 02 Academy
12 - Nottingham Rock City
14 - Leeds 02 Academy
15 - Sheffield 02 Academy
16 - Manchester Apollo
18 - Oxford 02 Academy
19 - Bristol 02 Academy
21 - Norwich UEA
22 - London 02 Academy Brixton
23 - Birmingham 02 Academy

Exclusive pre-sale tickets go on sale to thecharlatans.net mailing list members at 9.30am Weds 2nd June. General tickets on sale Friday 4th June at 9.30am through gigsandtours.com and gigsinscotland.com

London Roundhouse Live CD
Limited edition London Roundhouse Live CD's available at concertlive. Also available live recordings from Glasgow and Blackpool.

6music live session
The Charlatans are in session on Monday 31st May from 18:00 GMT on 6music's The Evening Session. Listen online here.

Tim Burgess DJing at The Social, London
Tim is DJing this Wednesday from 9.30pm at The Social, London.

Some Friendly Live Tour CD
You can now listen to clips of the Some Friendly Live gigs online from Glasgow & Blackpool here. Buy your copy and pre-order for the London Roundhouse gig at concertlive.co.uk.

Daily Record interview
Watch the Daily Record video interview with Tim.

Some Friendly Expanded Edition out now
The re-mastered 20th Anniversary expanded edition of Some Friendly is out now, including a second disc of the non-album singles and previously unreleased BBC sessions. Buy online at Play.com, Amazon and HMV. Full tracklisting here.

Xfm special tonight
Don't forget to listen to Xfm from 10pm tonight for the Some Friendly 20th anniversary special on Razor Cuts. Listen online xfm.co.uk.

Wickerman Festival
The Charlatans will be headlining The Wickerman Festival on 23rd July near Kirkcudbright. Tickets on sale now here.

20th Anniversary Special with Zavvi
Check out the Zavvi website for a track by track review of Some Friendly by Tim Burgess, why I love The Charlatans by Clint Boon & more, plus the chance to win The Charlatans' back catalogue.

Some Friendly Live CD
We are teaming up with live recording specialists Concert Live to make 'instant' recordings of the 3 'Some Friendly' live UK shows in Glasgow, Blackpool and London.

Concert Live will record the shows in real time and produce live CDs instantly for fans to take away as they leave the venues. For those not going to the shows you can pre-order here for home delivery, but be quick, there are only 1000 copies of each gig being made, ever.

The Charlatans Xfm Special
Tim, Martin and Jon have recorded an XFM special for the 20th anniversary of Some Friendly. The show broadcasts on Xfm (London & Manchester) on Sunday 16th May at 10pm. Listen online xfm.co.uk.

Some Friendly Expanded Edition

To mark the anniversary of The Charlatans first album Some Friendly Beggars Archive are releasing a gloriously re-mastered re-issue on 17 May 2010, accompanied by a second CD of singles and sessions.

This Expanded Edition includes Some Friendly restored to it’s original vinyl sequence plus a second disc of the non-album singles and previously unreleased BBC sessions. It includes the UK top 10 single (and perennial classic) The Only One I Know, the follow-up, Then, and the Over Rising EP. Full tracklisting here.

Pre-order now at: Play.com, Amazon and HMV.

Studio photos...part 2
More studio photos here.

Studio photos...mixing in NYC part 1
The new album is currently being mixed in New York by Cameron Jenkins, check out some studio photos here. More photos soon....

Last chance to buy VIP tickets
The last few remaining VIP tickets for the Glasgow & Blackpool gigs are on sale here. The VIP tickets will be withdrawn from sale tomorrow (Thursday 8th April) so this is your last chance to get them.
General tickets are on sale from ticketmaster and see tickets.

Some Friendly Live
We are pleased to announce two more dates to the Some Friendly Live tour with The Charlatans playing their debut album in it's entirety.

Friday 14 May - Glasgow Barrowland

Saturday 15 May - Blackpool Empress Ballroom

Exclusive presale & VIP tickets go on sale Thursday (11th March) at 12pm here. General sale tickets go on sale Friday (12th) from gigsinscotland.com (Glasgow) and gigsandtours.com (Blackpool).

No more dates will be added to the tour, so if you want to see the band play the album in full for the 20th anniversary get your tickets here.

Rock Zottegem Festival
The Charlatans are confirmed for Rock Zottegem festival in Belgium on Friday 9th July. Info: rock-zottegem.be.

V Festival
The Charlatans will be playing V Festival on 21st-22nd August 2010. Tickets on sale this Friday (5th March) at 9am from here and all usual outlets. Info: vfestival.com.

In the studio....

 

Primavera Sound, Barcelona
The Charlatans will be performing Some Friendly at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on Saturday 29th May.
Tickets are £126 + booking fee from seetickets.com.
Info: primaverasound.com.

Xfm Interview
Tim will be talking to Sunta on the Drivertime show on Xfm (London) this afternoon around 4.35pm (GMT). Listen online at www.xfm.co.uk.

Some Friendly live
We are very pleased to announce that The Charlatans will be playing their debut album Some Friendly in its entirety at The Roundhouse in London on 31st May 2010. The gig is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 5th February from gigsandtours.com.

New Year blog for 2010
Read Jon's blog here talking about plans for 2010, the new album and a roundup of the last year.

New photoshoot
Check out the new shots in the photos & videos section.

Christmas video message
Watch our Christmas message here. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year, see you all in 2010.

New merchandise
New Charlatans T-shirts, mugs and tote bags have been added to The Charlatans Shop, as well as gift vouchers. Order now for Xmas.

Xmas gigs
The Charlatans play Middlesborough Empire (17th December), Crewe M Club (18th) and Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre (19th). Tickets on sale from here and usual outlets.

Merchandise shop now live
The Charlatans online merchandise shop is now live. Get your T-shirts and music here.

Video interview - ask The Charlatans a question
On Monday we're doing a video interview backstage at the London Social, send us your questions via our Facebook page and we'll pick the best 5 to ask the band.

You'll be able to watch the interview and exclusive backstage footage in our next mailout, make sure you are signed up to the mailing list to receive it by entering your email here.

London Social tickets
More tickets have been released for The Charlatans acoustic show at The Social in London. Get them quick here!

London Social gig
As announced exclusively via thecharlatans.net mailing list earlier today The Charlatans will be playing a special accoustic show at The Social in London for Heavenly’s 10th Anniversary on Monday 26th October.

A limited number of tickets were available exclusive to The Charlatans mailing list, we're sorry to say these sold out immediately! Limited tickets are also available from The Social at £20, with priority to Social members.All profits will be going to the Shelter charity.

Don't miss any future exclusives sign up to The Charlatans mailing list here to be kept updated with news and competitions.

Win a VIP night with The Charlatans
If you've not signed up to our new mailing list join here to find out how to enter the compeition to win a VIP night with The Charlatans. Competition closes Friday 2nd October.

Cork show
The Charlatans headline the Coors Light Peak at the Docklands in Cork, Ireland on 17th October.

It is a free event, details of how to apply for tickets can be found at www.coorslightpeak.ie.

December shows
In addition to The Charlatans show at Middlesborough Empire on 17th December the band have added the following dates:
Friday 18th December - M Club, Crewe
Saturday 19th December - Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Tickets go on sale this afternoon (9th September) from seetickets.com. Remaining tickets for the Middlesborough show are on sale here.

North America tour
The Charlatans are sorry to announce the cancellation of their forthcoming North American tour. This is due to drummer Jon Brookes' longstanding shoulder complaint. He has been strongly advised by doctors against undertaking 23 concerts in 28 days as this could cause severe damage to ligaments in the affected area. He will start a course of treatment starting in September and in the coming months to rectify the condition.
Once again the band wish to apologise to people who have purchased tickets and those that had made travel arrangements We are as disappointed as you are, due to this unavoidable situation.
Many thanks.

Holmfirth support
The Answering Machine will be supporting The Charlatans at Holmfirth Picturedrome this Thursday (13th) and Friday (14th August). Both nights are sold out.

Middlesborough gig
Following The Charlatans headline set at the Stockton Fringe festival the band will be playing Middlesbrough Empire on Thursday 17th December. Tickets on sale here and all usual outlets.

Xfm interview
There's an interview with Mark and Tim on Xfm's Razor Cuts with Pete Mitchell on Sunday 9th August 6-8pm. Listen online at www.xfm.co.uk.

Philadelphia ticket offer
This Wednesday (5th August) anyone who buys tickets for The Charlatans show at the Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia there will be no service charge added to your booking. Ticket offer available at www.livenation.com only.

Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival
The Charlatans headline the Stockton Festival this Friday (31st July). The band are onstage at 21.45, entry is free on a first come, first served basis. Info: www.fringefestival.co.uk.

Mexico gig
The Charlatans play Lunario Del Auditorio in Mexico City on Saturday 10th October.Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx

Santander Music Festival, Spain
The Charlatans headline the Santander Music Festival in Spain on Saturday 25th July. Info: www.santandermusic.es. Tickets: here.

New photoshoot
Check out the new shots in the photos & videos section.

Extra date added at Holmfirth PIcturedrome
A second and final date has been added at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Thursday 13th August. Tickets are £22.50 on sell here.

North America Tour 2009
We are pleased to announce The Charlatans will be touring the US and Canada this Autumn. The tour kicking off 17th September in San Diego, CA. will bring the You Cross My Path promotion to a close. Tickets on sale now from all local outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.

September 2009
17 - San Diego, CA The Casbah
18 - Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
20 - Chicago, IL Double Door
21 - Detroit, MI Magic Stick
22 - London, ON London Music Hall
23 - Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
24 - Montreal, QUE Les Saints
25 - Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
26 - Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
27 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
28 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
30 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's

October 2009
2 - Baltimore, MD Ottobar
3 - Washington, DC Black Cat
4 - Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
5 - Atlanta, GA The Loft
6 - New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
7 - Austin. TX The Parish
8 - Dallas, TX Granada Theater
12 - Costa Mesa, CA The Detroit Bar
13 - Pomona, CA Glasshouse
14 - San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club

Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival
The Charlatans headline the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival on Friday 31st July. The event is free, tickets will be available on first come first served basis. Ticket destails will be announced soon at www.fringefestival.co.uk.

Haydock Park aftershow party
Following The Charlatans show at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday 20th June Tim will be be djing at Bar Bliss in Leigh. Tickets are £5 info here.

Warm up gig in West Yorkshire
The Charlatans play an intimate warm up show at Holmfirth Picturedrome on Friday 14th August before their headline performance at Leciester Summer Sundae. Tickets are £22.50 on sell here.

Haydock Park Racecourse gig
The Charlatans will be playing at Haydock Park Racecourse in Merseyside on Saturday 20th June. Tickets for the evening race and show are on sale now priced £18-£43 from here.
Info: www.haydock-park.co.uk.

Rokaj Fest, Croatia
The Charlatans will be heading to Croatia for the Rokaj Fest on Sunday 5th July. Info: www.rokajfest.com. Tickets: here.

Coventry Kasbah 12th May
The Charlatans play the Kasbah in Coventry on Tuesday 12th May before playing the Brighton Great Escape on Friday. Tickets for the Coventry gig are available here or from the venue.

Prague competition winners
The winners of the Prague tickets competition are:
Richard Carter, Miroslav Jordán, Lukas Gadeikis, Jarda Kratochvil, Petr Steinmetz, Kevin Knox, Toni Ranta, Adam Krenek, Jindriška Netrestová, Svatava Bukacova, Lesley Kesson, Václav Kubík, Richard Lunt, Pavla Prikrylová and Eliska Novak.

Win tickets to Hard Rock Prague gig.
We have 15 pairs of tickets to giveaway to see The Charlatans in Prague at the Hard Rock launch on Wednesday 29th April.

Entry is 18+ only. 1 entry per person. Prize does not include flights or travel. The competition is now closed.

Great Escape Brighton
The Charlatans have been invited to play the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Friday 15th May. Tickets £22.50 for the day from here. Info: www.escapegreat.com.

Road to V
The Charlatans are mentors for this year's Road to V competition, to find an unsigned act to open V Festival 2009.

The band will be choosing four artists to support them at this year's Great Escape Festival in Brighton, with the chance to also play the 4music stage at V festival. Closing date for entries is 12th April, to register your unsigned band go to www.roadtov.com.

Dubai tickets
Tickets for The Charlatans Dubai show are on sale now from timeouttickets.com, all Virgin Megastores in Dubai and from the venue.

Hard Rock launch in Prague
The Charlatans will be playing the Hard Rock Prague Grand Opening on 29th April. Check back here next week for the chance to win tickets.

Dubai show in May
The Charlatans will be playing a one-off gig at Chi@The Lodge in Dubai on Friday 1st May. Ticket details will be announced next week.

Guilfest 2009
The Charlatans are playing Guilfest in Guildford, Surrey on Saturday 12th July. Tickets on sale here. Info: www.guilfest.co.uk

Wizard Festival, Scotland
The Charlatans headline the Wizard Festival on Saturday 29th August in Aberdeenshire. Tickets on sale here. Info: www.wizardfestival.com


Interview on Channel Bee
Tim will be interviewed on Channel Bee tomorrow (Saturday 14th March) by Tim Lovejoy. Watch it online at www.channelbee.com.

Coventry Kasbah
The Charlatans will be playing a one off gig at the Kasbah in Coventry on Tuesday 12th May.

Tickets are £20 and go on sale at 9am this Friday (5th March) from www.seetickets.com.

Summer Sundae Weekender
The Charlatans are headlining the Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester on Saturday 15th August.

Tickets are on sale now from £92 here or tel 0116 233 3111, with early bird discounts until 31 March. Info: www.summersundae.com.

B'Estfest in Bucharest
The Charlatans are playing at the B'Estfest in Bucharest, Romania on Saturday 4th July. Tickets: here. Info: www.bestfest.ro

More live shows will be announced here in the next few weeks..

Isle of Wight Festival
The Charlatans will be headlining the Big Top stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 14th June. Tim will also be curating the rest of the Big Top line up for the day. Tickets/info: www.isleofwightfestival.com.

Solfest 2009
The Charlatans will be playing at the Solfest Festival in Cumbria on Sunday 30th August. Ticket info: www.solwayfestival.co.uk.

The Charlatans on new ITV comedy 'FM'
The Charlatans will be appearing on the new ITV2 comedy 'FM'. The series starts 25th Feb and is based around the story of a of a London music radio station. The band will appear 'live' in the studio on the last eposide of the series. More info: here.

Tim djing this Spring
Tim's going to be djing at......

25 Feb - Le Regine, Paris
27 Feb - Plastic - London Loves... Milano
1 Mar - This Feeling@Moho Live, Manchester
6 Mar - Koboski@Studio, Liverpool
12 Mar - 333 Mother Bar, London
13 Mar - Mover & Shakers@Dirty South, Lewisham, London

Oh! Vanity single
Oh! Vanity is out tomorrow (3rd November '08) on CD, 7" and download. Buy online from recordstore.co.uk.

Tim djing on New Year's Eve
Tim will be djing at the Baggy Mondays NYE party at The Social, London. Tickets & info: here.

Australia, New Zealand & Japan dates
The Charlatans final gigs for this year conclude with tours of Australia, New Zealand and Japan during November 2008.

Oh! Vanity single update
Oh! Vanity will now be released on 3rd November '08. The single will be available on CD, 7" and download. Watch the video.

Pre-order the Oh! Vanity single bundle from recordstore.co.uk. The bundle features the CD and 7-inch of 'Oh! Vanity' plus an exclusive cover version of New Order's 'Murder' to download. The single bundle will be sent out on 3/11/08. Pre-order here.

Italy
The Charlatans have added an extra date to their European tour and will play the Vox Club in Nonantola (MO), Italy on 28th September. Tickets on sale from: vox-club.com.

Japan tour
The Charlatans will be touring Japan in November:

November 2008
16 - Tokyo British Anthems Festival @ Studio Coast
17 - Nagoya Club Quattro
19 - Osaka Club Quattro

Tokyo tickets on sale now JPY6500 from pia.jp and local outlets, tickets for Nagoya & Osaka are JPY6300 & go on sale 11th October.

World's Greatest Drummer
Due to unforeseen touring commitments, Jon Brookes will no longer be performing at this year's World's Greatest Drummer concert. Darrin Mooney of Primal Scream joins the line up on 15th November in Birmingham.
Apologies to Ian & Liz at palmerlive.co.uk. Tickets for the event are on sale now details at myspace.com/worldsgreatestdrummerlive.

Becks Fusions Manchester
Martin and Jon are djing on Thursday (4th September) at the Castlefield Arena in Manchester, part of Becks Fusions. Entry is free.

Oh! Vanity single release
Oh! Vanity will be re-released as a single on November 3rd on CD, 7" and download. Full tracklisting tbc.

More UK gigs
The UK tour continues with more gigs announced for October...

October 2008
05 - Hull University
06 - Warrington Parr Hall
17 - Preston 53 Degrees
18 - London Astoria
20 - Leeds Academy

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am Friday 29th August from here. Full ticket details can be found on the Gigs page.


 

US & Canada
The Charlatans plan to tour North America in early 2009. No shows have been confirmed for 2008 sorry. We are looking forward to playing there next year.

Australia and New Zealand tour
We are pleased to announce The Charlatans first tour of Australia and New Zealand will take place in November.

November 2008
09 - Southern Amp 2008 Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
12 - Auckland, Powerstation, New Zealand
13 - Melbourne, Queensbridge Hotel, Australia
14 - Sydney, The Forum, Australia

Tickets for New Zeland are on sale now with the Australian shows going on sale on 29th August, details here.

Scotland
New Scottish dates confirmed for October:

October 2008
11 - Edinburgh Picturehouse
12 - Stirling Albert Halls
13 - Paisley Town Hall
14 - Inverness Ironworks
16 - Dundee Fat Sams Live

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 15th August details on the Gigs page.


Irish dates
The Charlatans have confirmed 3 Irish dates:

October 2008
01 - Belfast The Spring & Airbrake, N.Ireland
02 - Limerick Dolan's Warehouse, Ireland
03 - Dublin Academy, Ireland

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 14th August details here.

B-side Festival Spain
The Charlatans will be playing at the B-side Festival in Molina De Segura, Spain on Saturday 13th September.
Info: www.b-sidefestival.com. Tickets: www.ticktackticket.com.

Switzerland dates
Folllowing The Charlatans appearance at L’Estival yesterday, the band have confirmed 3 more shows in Switzerland this September.

September 2008
25 - Salle Des Fetes De Thonex, Geneva, Switzerland
26 - Amalgame Club, Yverdon, Switzerland
27 - Kaserne–Reithalle, Basel Switzerland

Tickets go on sale today (1st August) full details here.

Southend gig
The Charlatans will be playing at intimate gig at Southend Chinnery's on 8th October 2008. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 1st August from www.gigsandtours.com.

Complete Control demo
Listen to the Complete Control demo on Tim's MySpace. Download the released version from iTunes | Play | Napster | eMusic.

Complete Control will also feature on the forthcoming Underage compilation out on Mute Irregulars in November.

Mis-takes single download out now!
Download the Mis-takes single bundle from the following online stores. It features 2 brand new tracks Complete Control and It's What It Is.

Buy online at: iTunes | Play | Napster | eMusic. And other major digital stores.

Culture Show tonight
The Charlatans feature on the Culture Show tonight on BBC2 at 11.20pm taking part in the Busking Challenge in Manchester..

T in the Park
Highlights from The Charlatans set at T in the Park can be seen on loop on the BBCi red button from Friday 04:00 until Sat 01:30.
Check out the BBC website for a live video of One To Another, The Only One I Know and Oh Vanity.

Read the NME review here, plus video interviews at NME and STV.tv.

New songs
Listen to Complete Control and It's What It Is on MySpace.

Portsmouth & Southsea Festival
The Charlatans will headline the Portsmouth & Southsea Festival on Thursday 9th October. Tickets on sale now from £25 at www.psfestival.co.uk.

Tim djing/guest appearance
Tim will be playing at Lollapalooza in Chicago with Mark Ronson on 3rd August, followed by a DJ set at the Underage Festival in London on 8th August. Tickets on sale here.

Tim has also just completed a remix for the next Robots In Disguise single The Tears (heretic mix) and will be producing the new Hatham Social album this summer.

Isle of Man
The Charlatans will be playing the Isle of Man on 13th August at the Villa Marina Royal Hall. Tickets on sale now here.

Mis-takes new single
Mis-takes is released as a download on 14th July. The single bundle features new tracks 'Complete Control' and 'It's What It Is' and will be available from iTunes and other digital stores.

European tour dates
The Charlatans will be touring Europe again in September calling at....

September 2008
19 - Belgium - Gent Handlesbeurs
20 - Germany - Munich Ampere
22 - Germany - Berlin Postbahnhof
23 - Germany - Cologne Luxor

Belgium tickets: 0032 9 265 91 65 www.handelsbeurs.be
Germany tickets: ++49(0)1805 - 57 00 00 www.eventim.de
More dates tbc soon.

Culture Show
Tune in to the Culture Show on BBC2 next Thursday (17th July) at 11.20pm for footage of The Charlatans busking in Manchester.
The band performed in the city centre today raising money for charity, sign up to the Forum for photos & reports of the event.

Live at Indig02
Last month we gave away tickets to see The Charlatans Live at Indig02. The gig was filmed for ITV2 and will be aired next week on 5th July at 11.10pm on ITV2, repeated 10th July at 11pm.
Check out an interview with Tim from the gig here.

The Charlatans headline Ben & Jerry's festival
The Charlatans will be headlining the Ben & Jerry's Sundae on the Common on Saturday 26th July at Clapham Common.

Tickets are on sale now priced £12.25 including postage & fees from www.benjerry.co.uk.

The Best of the BBC Recordings 1999 -2006
A double CD featuring the best of The Charlatans BBC Recordings will be released on 14th July 2008. The album features 32 session tracks and concert recordings from the BBC, for a full tracklisting click here.

TV news
Catch The Charlatans on...

June 2008
19th : 11pm - Suggs in the City (ITV1 London) - Tim and Mark chat guests
20th : 11:05pm - Big Brother's Big Mouth (E4) - Tim guest
27th : 6pm - London Tonight (ITV1 London) - Tim interview and vid play
30th : 12am - Independents Day Charlatans 15 min special (Channel 4) - 3 tracks live + interview

July 2008
10th : 11pm - Live at the IndigO2 (ITV2) - 4 tracks live + interview
12th : 3pm - Live at the IndigO2 (ITV2) repeat
15th : 11:10pm - Live at the IndigO2 (ITV2) repeat

Win tickets to exclusive O2 Undiscovered launch!
Yet another competition! The Charlatans are to launch the ultimate busking stage for O2 Undiscovered on Wednesday 18th June 2008 at the O2 Arena in London.

We have 15 pairs of tickets to giveaway to see the band play at this exclusive event, for a chance to win:*competition is now closed*

Win tickets to see The Charlatans at indig02!
The Charlatans are playing an exclusive gig at indigO2 in London on Thursday 19th June 2008 for the '...live at indigO2' ITV2 series.Tickets are by competition only..*competition is now closed*

L’Estival Switzerland
The Charlatans are playing at the L’Estival in Switzerland on Thursday 31st July. www.estivale.ch Tickets: www.starticket.ch

The Misbegotten ltd 7"
The Misbegotten 7" single is available online from 23rd June 2008. Order your copy now at recordstore.co.uk.

The Green Room - Channel 4
The Charlatans are on next week's Nokia Green Room on Channel 4 on Sunday 18th May at 13:40 on T4 repeated at 19:30 on The Hits. Watch a preview featuring The Misbegotten here.

The Mighty Boosh Festival
The Charlatans will be playing at The Mighty Boosh Festival at Hop Farm, Kent on 5th July.

Tickets on sale now www.seetickets.com Tel: 0871 2200 260 priced at £50.00 + booking fee.

European shows
The Charlatans are touring with The Police in Europe this summer. The band will play at:

3 June - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France
 
5 June - SAP Arena, Manheim, Germany
 
8 June - LTU Arena Dusseldorf, Germany
 
10 June - Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint Etienne, France

Ticket details: here

The Charlatans will also be playing at the Music In My Head festival in The Hague, Holland on Saturday 14th June. www.themusicinmyhead.nl

The Misbegotten ltd 7" on sale on UK Tour
Don't forgot the limited edition 7" version of The Misbegotten featuring an exclusive remix by The Horrors can be found on sale on the merchandise stall throughout the tour.

Never cross a black cat.... album virals
Check out the You Cross My Path online virals: part 1 and part 2

You Cross My Path released tomorrow
The album You Cross My Path is released on May 12th, check out the microsite www.youcrossmypath.com to win signed artwork.

Tour support
The Charlatans UK tour kicks off tomorrow night in Leicester. For full tour dates and tickets click here. Support comes from:

Hatcham Social (all shows except those listed below)
The Grants (Leicester and Liverpool)
Ipso Facto (London)
Electricity In Our Homes (Southampton)
The Lines (Sheffield and Manchester)

Splendour in Nottingham
The Charlatans will be special guests at Splendour @ Wollaton Park in Nottingham on Saturday 19th July. Tickets: here www.splendourfestival.co.uk

Frequency 2008 festival
The Charlatans are confirmed for the Frequency 2008 festival in Austria on 15th August. Tickets and info: www.frequency.at

Radio sessions
If you missed any of the band's radio sessions this week you can listen again at the following links:
Radio 2
Xfm - includes video interview
6 music - plus check out the photos of the session

The Misbegotten released today
The Charlatans new single The Misbegotten is released today on CD single, buy your copy now at hmv.co.uk or download the single bundle from iTunes or individual track here

Radio Sessions
The Charlatans will be in session next week on Radio 2, Xfm & 6music:

Tuesday 6 May, 8-10pm, Radio 2, Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie
Wednesday 7 May, 7-10pm, Xfm London, Music Response
Thursday 8 May, 10am, BBC 6 Music, George Lamb

The Misbegotten
The Misbegotten is released on CD single next week on 5th May, pre-order your copy now at hmv.co.uk or download from iTunes.

The single will also be available on limited edition 7" featuring a remix by The Horrors. The collectors 7" will be on sale at the UK tour in May.

London instore appearance
The Charlatans will be doing a live set and signing copies of the album You Cross My Path at the Zavvi store on Oxford Street, London on Wednesday 14th May at 6:00pm.

You Cross My Path released May 12th
The album You Cross My Path is released on May 12th, check out the microsite www.youcrossmypath.com for the chance to win signed artwork.

Standard CD
Amazon.co.uk | HMV | Play.com | Recordstore.co.uk

Deluxe CD with bonus disc & poster
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