The Waterboys coming to Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 18:24 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:24 26 February 2018

The Waterboys will be appearing live at Watford Colosseum

The Waterboys will be appearing live at Watford Colosseum

Supplied by Watford Colosseum

Fans of The Waterboys will be able to see The Whole of the Moon in Watford.

The Waterboys are coming to Watford Colosseum on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Ever since Mike Scott first brought The Waterboys to public attention, the band’s career has been marked by storied departures.

Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow.

The Waterboys, best known for hit 1985 single The Whole of the Moon, return with their extended nine-piece band in support of their new critically acclaimed double album Out Of All This Blue, the group’s 12th and first double album.

Mike and fellow travellers, fiddler Steve Wickham, Muscle Shoals bass legend David Hood and Deep South keyboard wizard Brother Paul, play like demons on a mission.

But it’s Scott’s use of hip hop recording techniques – drum loops, samples and found sounds – that ground the songs’ soulful awakenings and give the album a particularly thrilling momentum.

Refusing to be cowed by past achievements, Scott’s determination to forge new ground is preeminent.

He said: “I always wanted to be better than anyone else.

“Cohen and Dylan may be above me in the tower of song, but from my own generation I’ll take any of them on. Let them beat this.”

The Waterboys will be at Watford Colosseum, in Rickmansworth Road, on Monday, April 30.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Golden Circle tickets cost £42. Standard tickets and standing tickets are £37.50.

• For tickets, call the box office on 01923 571102 or visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk

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