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Anathema announce shows for We’re Here Because We’re Here tenth anniversary

By | Published on Thursday 3 October 2019


Anathema have announced two UK shows to mark the tenth anniversary of their ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ album. Both shows will see the band perform two sets, first playing the album in full, and then a collection of the best tracks from their other records.

The band’s Danny Cavanagh explains: “We never usually do anniversary tours of particular albums, but in the case of ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’, which is the album that began our rebirth, we feel this is something we want to do”.

“What I love about this album and that time in our journey is the life affirming qualities in the music”, he adds. “It’s an album of hope, reflection, of summer, of an intense uplifting emotion. We will do all we can to augment the trip with a never before seen light and video show to enhance the experience. Join us in the dreaming light”.

His brother Vincent Cavanagh adds: “Putting aside my incredulity that it has been almost ten years, I’m really into the idea of this tour from a creative perspective”.

“How will we play these songs live now?” he then asks. “How will some songs have evolved in the meantime? What can we do with the visual production? It’s a great record to revisit as the themes are still as honest and personal as they’ve always been, but there are more shafts of light that cut through the darkness”.

The UK dates are as follows:

6 Mar: Glasgow, St Luke’s Church
7 Mar: London, Palladium