Following the announcement of the release of the re-recorded version of A Bit Of What You Fancy - to celebrate its 30th Anniversary - The Quireboys will embark on a special UK tour from December 2020 to February 2021
Australian beer drinking rock ’n’ roll warriors Massive, who are no strangers to the UK music scene, are returning as tour support for the Quireboys.
The band are on the road promoting their third studio album Rebuild Destroy out now through Off Yer Rocka Recordings.
To mark the 30th aAnniversary of A Bit Of What You Fancy, the Quireboys are re-recording their iconic debut album with their current gypsy rock ’n’ roll sound.
Released on Friday July 1, the album will be available on vinyl and CD both on limited edition runs. The CD will include bonus live tracks.
“A Bit of What You Fancy is where it all began for the Quireboys,” said the band’s frontman Spike.
“It was an incredible album that launched our career.
“However, the way we sound and play now doesn’t do it justice. Henceforth, it has been a pleasure updating it to our modern-day gypsy rock ’n’ roll Sound.
“I’m sure everyone will enjoy this new version in all its glory, marking its 30th anniversary.”
Following the band’s inception in London, UK in 1984 - originally as The Choirboys, then The Queerboys, before settling on the less controversial name of The Quireboys.
There followed six years of hard graft and personnel changes before a UK number two album.
Despite supporting Guns N’ Roses at the Hammersmith Odeon in London it was 1990s
A Bit of What You Fancy that brought the band to the attention of the public at large, and featured founder member Spike on vocals and new recruit Guy Griffin on guitar.
The record showcased five hit singles - including Hey You which peaked at number five in the US Billboard Rock Chart and number 14 in the UK Singles chart.
Spike and Guy have been the backbone of the quintessential British rock ’n’ roll band ever since - a journey that has seen them play to 72,000 at 1990s Monsters of Rock at Donington with the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith and Poison, supporting The Rolling Stones that same year, and joining Guns N’ Roses again a couple of years later on their Use Your Illusion tour.
Following their second studio album, 1993’s Bitter Sweet & Twisted, the band found the new mainstream rock landscape a difficult one – and it wasn’t until 2001 and the release of This is Rock ’n’ Roll that they found a new lease of life.
The tour dates are:Bullingdon, Oxford, Thursday December 10Thekla, Bristol, Friday December 11Chinnerys, Southend, Saturday December 12Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, Sunday December 13Concorde 2, Brighton, Thursday January 28, 2021O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, Friday January 29, 2021Sugarmill, Stoke, Saturday January 30, 2021Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, Thursday February 4The Garage, Glasgow, Friday February 5, 2021Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Saturday February 6, 2021The Guildhall, Gloucester, Thursday February 11 2021Gorilla, Manchester, Friday February 12, 2021Sage, Gateshead, Saturday February 13, 2021.
The album can be pre-ordered at https://offyerrocka.com/product-category/artists/the-quireboys site.