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The Farm on Sun 20th May 2012
"The Farm tour is postponed due to illness & has been put back to Sept/Oct. The band are still doing Justice Tonight gigs with The Stone Roses in June/July and other summer festivals."
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Twenty years after their million selling album Spartacus reached No 1 in the UK album charts, legendary Liverpool band The Farm have reformed to play live again in 2011. The group who had eight top forty hit singles in the UK including Groovy Train and All Together Now that were a soundtrack for a generation will be returning to the stage with their original line-up.
The Farm enjoyed worldwide success after the release of Spartacus in March 1991 on their Produce label. The album was a worldwide hit and they were signed by the legendary Seymour Stein for Sire Records in the US in 1991.
For a four year period between 1990 and 1994 The Farm toured the world and their raucous live shows became the stuff of legend. The group went their separate ways in 1995 but continued to enjoy popular appeal and their records have become all time classics.
In December 2010 the original line-up returned to play their home town at the O2 Academy, to much acclaim. The concert was meant to be a one- off to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their anthem All Together Now but was such a success that they decided they should play live again. Peter Hooton lead singer of the band commented we enjoyed our gig at the Academy so much that we thought we would go out and play more in 2011.
After playing several festivals during the summer and the recent Justice Tonight' tour with Mick Jones, The Farm have decided to reform and play a UK tour due to popular demand. They will be performing their UK No 1 album Spartacus in its entirety. It is twenty years since Spartacus topped the UK album charts and includes their massive hit singles Groovy Train and All Together Now. Peter Hooton lead singer of The Farm commented we played a few festivals in the summer and the reaction was absolutely tremendous and lots of people were saying they had forgotten how great our live shows were. Playing the recent Justice Tonight tour with made us realise how much we have missed playing live.'
The critically acclaimed album which went straight in at No 1in March 1991 has never been performed live in the UK. The album produced by Graham Suggs' McPherson of Madness was released on their own Produce label. An independent release in the true sense of the word the album and the band were voted best UK indie band of 1991 and 1992. Members of group have gone on to become film-makers, scriptwriter's authors and record producers.
The Spartacus Live tour will capture the heady days of indie/dance culture and will include the original line up of the band. The album was the best selling indie album of 1991 and went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world. This will be the first time the group have toured the UK since their split in 1994.
Music Genres: Indie
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