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07/05/2019

SHAKESPEARS SISTER ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL REUNION

 

14 DATE ‘SHAKESPEARS SISTER RIDE AGAIN’ UK TOUR CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2019 – FEATURES NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
 
BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES’ OUT 15 MAY
 
SINGLES COLLECTION ‘SINGLES PARTY’, FEATURING NEW MUSIC OUT 19 JULY
 
PRE-ORDER THE PHYSICAL ALBUM TODAY FOR EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO FAN TOUR TICKET PRE-SALE TOMORROW, 8 MAY

 

 

Shakespears Sister have today announced their official reunion as a band, twenty-six years after they originally disbanded.   
           
Shakespears Sister will release a Singles Collection, Singles Party on 19th July. The album features two new tracks ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’, as well as classic hits from the duo’s back catalogue. They embark on the Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour this October and November playing an extensive run of UK shows, including a night at The London Palladium. Full tour dates are listed below.

Pre-order the album and gain access to the tour pre-sale at https://shakespearssister.tmstor.es.

General sale for the tour begins 9am Friday 10th May at https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/shakespears-sister.

Speaking about the reunion, Siobhan and Marcy said:
 
Siobhan: “Neither of us wanted to go into it if there was anything apart from friendship and unity. We did not want a repeat of 1992. Life’s too short. So I think we just explored it slowly. I realised what a perfect writing partner she is for me…there’s some sort of weird fusion of energies that feels fated. It’s like this third entity exists that is neither me nor her, it’s the two of us.”
 
Marcy: “There was no stopping this. It was like this snowball that just kept on gathering more and more speed. I think we’ve come to a point where we respect and understand each other more than we ever could have back then. That’s the simplest way to put it. We’ve come to a mutual understanding of and respect for who each other are. It’s just about acceptance – acceptance of who we both are, for each other and to each other.”
 
As well as the new tracks ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’, Singles Party is made up of classic Shakespears Sister singles, including ‘Stay’, ‘You’re History’, ‘Hello (Turn Your Radio On)’, and ‘I Don’t Care’. The deluxe version of the album features another unreleased track ‘Cat Worship’ and remixes of ‘You’re History’ and ‘You Made Me Come To This’ remixed by Catz ‘n Dogz and HMD Pulsatron respectively. 
 
Shakespears Sister’s debut album, 1989’s Sacred Heart was a top ten record and spawned the band’s first hit single, ‘You’re History’, which also went top ten. Even greater success followed with a second album, Hormonally Yours, in 1992; amongst its hit singles ‘I Don’t Care’, ‘Hello (Turn Your Radio On)’ and ‘Stay’, which remained at number one for eight weeks. The triumphs and accolades piled up: over a million albums sold, a Brit award for Best Video for ‘Stay’ and an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Collection of Songs for the band’s second album, 1992’s Hormonally Yours. The pair went onto headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in 1992 and supported Prince at Celtic Park at Prince’s personal request.
 
Singles Party is released through London Records on 19th July.
 
Singles Party tracklist:
 
1 – Break My Heart (remastered)
2 – Heroine (remastered)
3 – You’re History (remastered)
4 – Run Silent (remastered)
5 – Dirty Mind (remastered)
6 – Stay (remastered)
7 – I Don’t Care (remastered)
8 – Goodbye Cruel World (remastered)
9 – Hello (Turn Your Radio On) (remastered
10 – My 16th Apology (remastered)
11 – I Can Drive (remastered)
12 – Bitter Pill (remastered)
13 – Pulsatron (remastered)
14 – Bad Blood (remastered)
15 – It’s A Trip (remastered)
16 – All The Queen’s Horses
17 – C U Next Tuesday
18 – Stay (acoustic version) (remastered)
 
CD2 (Deluxe Only):
 
1 – Cat Worship
2 – You’re History (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix)
3 – You Made Me Come To This (HMD Pulsatron Mix)
4 – Pretty Boy (Remastered)
5 – Mr Wrong (Remastered)
6 – Remember My Name (Remastered)
7 – Do I Scare You? (Remastered)
8 – Excuse Me John (Remastered)
9 – Singles Party (Remastered)
10 – Heroine (Heavenly Mix) (Remastered)
11 – Black Sky (The Black Dub) (Remastered)
12 – Break My Heart (Shep Pettibone Dub) (Remastered)
13 – Goodbye Cruel World (BTO Remix) (Remastered)
14 – You’re History (Brothers In Rhythm Remix) (Remastered)
 
 
UK tour dates:
 
31/10/19 –  Royal Concert Hall –  Nottingham
 
01/11/19 – New Theatre – Oxford
 
02/11/19 – Empire –  Liverpool
 
04/11/19 – City Hall – Sheffield
 
05/11/19 – Palladium – London
 
08/11/19 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow
 
10/11/19 – The Sage – Gateshead
 
11/11/19 – Bridgewater Hall – Manchester
 
13/11/19 – Pavilion Theatre – Bournemouth
 
14/11/19 – The Forum – Bath
 
15/11/19 – Regent Theatre –  Ipswich
 
 17/11/19 – Cliffs Pavilion – Southend
 
 19/11/19 – Symphony Hall –  Birmingham
 
 20/11/19 – Dome Concert Hall –  Brighton
 
 
For more information please contact Murray Chalmers PR:
 
www.murraychalmers.com
 
020 7361 0730
 
george@murraychalmers.com
sarah@murraychalmers.com
murray@murraychalmers.com
 
07.05.19

 

 

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