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Goldfrapp announce Felt Mountain 20th anniversary tour

By | Published on Tuesday 12 November 2019


Goldfrapp have announced that they will tour next year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Felt Mountain’. The shows will see the duo perform tracks from the record, plus new versions of other songs from across their career.

“We’ll be touring the UK next March and April 2020 with our band plus a string section for a series of intimate concerts”, says Alison Goldfrapp. “We haven’t performed many of the ‘Felt Mountain’ tracks since the original release, so we’re really excited to play this album live, and more, for this significant Goldfrapp anniversary”.

“Looking back, ‘Felt Mountain’ represents a very special period in my life”, she continues. “It is the first album Will [Gregory] and I recorded as Goldfrapp, launching us in a new musical direction, and the moment for me, after thirteen years or so in music, that I found a creative direction that I was truly excited about”.

“Being nominated for a Mercury Prize was incredible and unexpected, and an affirmation that we were embarking on an important journey”, she adds.

“I listened to the entire album again recently – something I don’t really ever do – and it was a surprisingly emotional experience”, she concludes. “The songs instantly take me back. The album is still relevant two decades on, and hopefully will be interesting for people to re-discover and maybe also hear for the first time”.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday. Here are the dates:

25 Mar: Manchester, Albert Hall
26 Mar: Gateshead, Sage
27 Mar: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
29 Mar: London, Royal Festival Hall
31 Mar: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
1 Apr: Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion