Britpop survivors The Bluetones are preparing for their final ever show tomorrow night (Tuesday September 27). The band announced earlier this year that their current tour would be their last, telling fans in a statement:
“We’re afraid the time has come and we must say farewell. After 17 years of touring and 6 studio albums, The Bluetones have decided that this autumn’s tour will be our last. We will be playing a career-spanning set of songs as a way to say thank you to our loyal supporters and hopefully signing off with a bit of a bang. We hope we’ll see you all in September.”
The final gig will take place at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and the band have taken to Twitter today to promise a night to remember, writing:
“It’s the last UK gig tomorrow so let’s make it a night to remember… There may be teardrops to shed, but let’s face the music and dance!”
After forming in 1993, The Bluetones became synonymous with the mid-Nineties Britpop movement and their debut album Expecting To Fly, which included the single ‘Bluetonic’, knocked Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory off the top of the album chart.