Courteeners - Winter Wonderland
Courteeners crown their most successful year to date with a brand new single and a deluxe, expanded edition of 2014’s Top 3 album. Concrete Love – Extra Love will be released on [PIAS] on Friday 27th November, available as double CD, download and through all streaming services.
The new single – Winter Wonderland – is an intimate, slice of life lyric sat in the heart of a glorious, majestic Christmas song – soaring, seasonal and seemingly custom build for sold-out shows, it’s Courteeners at their confident, crowd-pleasing best. The song was written on Norah Jones’ piano in her New York home and performed live for the first time after Liam was invited by the late Lou Reed to perform at a night he had curated in The Big Apple. The track was produced by Stephen Street (who produced the band’s 2008 debut album St Jude) and recorded at Miloco Studios, September 2015.
All the band’s profits from sales of Winter Wonderland will be donated to Shelter.
Winter Wonderland features on the new deluxe version of their 2014 album. Concrete Love – Extra Love features the original eleven track LP plus a nine-track bonus disc that features the brand new single alongside three rare EP tracks and previously unreleased acoustic versions of five Concrete Love tracks.
The single will receive it’s first play on Phil Clifton’s Radio X show on Monday 16th November from 7pm.
Concrete Love – Extra Love bonus disc track list:
Why Are You Still With Him?
How Good It Was (acoustic)
Next Time You Call (phone recording)
Small Bones (acoustic)
Courteeners follow this summer’s massive, sold out headline show at Manchester’s Heaton Park with a seventeen date UK tour this winter.
Most shows sold out within half an hour of going on sale – including the band’s seven-nights at Manchester’s O2 Apollo – a run that’s unprecedented in rock’n’roll bookings at the venue. The tour starts in Leeds on November 23rd.
The band have asked for a £5 donation to Shelter for anyone on the guest list on the winter tour. The donations will be divided between Shelter and local charities across the Manchester dates.
Full UK tour dates below…
Monday 23rd November Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Thursday 26th November Stoke Victoria Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday 27th November Lincoln The Engine Shed – SOLD OUT
Sunday 29th November Glasgow O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Monday 30th November Newcastle O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 1st December Leicester O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Thursday 3rd December Wolverhampton Civic Hall – VENUE UPGRADED
Friday 4th December London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – SOLD OUT
Saturday 5th December London The Forum – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 8th December Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 9th December Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Thursday 10th December Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Friday 11th December Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Saturday 12th December Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Thursday 17th December Glasgow O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Friday 18th Dec Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
Saturday 19th Dec Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT