Chris Helme

Chris Helme – who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ – released his new solo album, The Rookery, on August 27 to excellent reviews in the likes of Q, Mojo, Uncut and Classic Rock Magazine. He is now pleased to announce an Autumn / Winter UK tour.

Chris Helme

“Echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young” – Uncut

“Dreamy but driven indie folk. Enhanced by lavishly layered productions and a deftly deployed string quartet.” – Q Magazine

“This is a gold medal record from a superb musical talent, and proof, if any were ever needed that there was more than one musical legend in the Seahorses.” – Classic Rock Magazine

“Sumptuous” – The Independent

Helme is still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics “Love Is The Law” and “Blinded By The Sun”; and with The Rookery, he now has a critically-acclaimed solo album under his belt too. Along with some of the tracks he recorded whilst in The Seahorses, he will be playing songs from his new album live on a tour which takes in venues all over the UK, including the following:

20th Sep 2012, Jam Jar, Dunfermilne, Fife, Scotland
21st Sep 2012, Burns, Irvine
2nd Oct 2012, Surya, London
7th Oct 2012, Rock Your Mind Festival, Middlesborough
12th Oct 2012, Kings Hall (with Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene), Herne Bay
3rd Nov 2012, Venue Cymru (with Turin Brakes), Llandudno
4th Nov 2012, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
9th Nov 2012, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
10th Nov 2012, Tollbooth, Stirling
23rd Nov 2012, The Square (with Mark Morriss of The Bluetones), Harlow
29th Nov 2012, Compass, Chester
30th Nov 2012, Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
1st Dec 2012, The Junction, Oldham
6th Dec 2012, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
1st Dec 2012, The Blue Room (with Mark Morriss of the Bluetones), Blackpool
22nd Dec 2012, Cumbernauld Town Hall, Cumbernauld

More performances will be added shortly – please see for latest dates and venues.

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