Here’s the Press Release for the UK (edited by me to include Portugal). As soon as I have news regarding the Scandinavian shows I will post here. I hope you all keeping safe and as well as can be expected in these difficult times. LC


It will come as a surprise to no-one that Lloyd Cole’s previously announced UK tour in April has been postponed until September. Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows or can be refunded at the point of purchase.

Says Lloyd: “Like the rest of civilisation, I’m terribly disappointed to lose my Spring, I was really looking forward to these shows. I will use my time in self-isolation to get started on my next album. Back to the attic!”

The full list of rescheduled dates is:


1 SOUTHEND ON SEA Palace Theatre
2 LONDON Cadogan Hall
3 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
7 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
8 BRISTOL St George’s Church
9 EXETER Corn Exchange
11 CROYDON Fairfields Phoenix Concert Hall
13 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
14 GLASGOW Glasgow City Halls
17 NOTTINGHAM Albert Hall Conference Centre
18 LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly
23 CARDIFF Tramshed


12 ESTORIL Casino Estoril
13 PONTA DELGADA Teatro Micaelense
15 PORTO Casa da Musica

Remaining tickets are available from

Unfortunately it was not possible to reschedule the previously announced shows at Cheltenham Town Hall and Yarm, Stockton On Tees Princess Alexandria Auditorium.

Full refunds are available at point of purchase.

Lloyd Cole has released 15 studio albums including three with The Commotions [‘Rattlesnakes’ (84), ‘Easy Pieces’ (’85), Mainstream (’87)] ten solo albums [‘Lloyd Cole’ (’90), ‘Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe’ (’91), ‘Bad Vibes’ (’93), ‘Love Story’ (95), ‘Plastic Wood’ (’01), ‘Music In A Foreign Language’ (’03), ‘Anti Depressant’ (’06), ‘Broken Record’ (’10), ‘Standards’ (’13), ‘Guesswork’ (’19)],  one with The Negatives [‘The Negatives (2000)] and one with Hans Joachim Roedelius  [‘Selected Studies Vol. 1’ (’13)].


“An Olympian effort of ingenious economical wordplay, Cole’s sometimes cryptic but always compelling latest is for empty-nesters mourning duty and purpose, for middle agers smote with ennui and uncertainty, and for couples battling over-familiarity. Still, there is perfect pop here…. plus the all important smattering of Cole’s trademark archness. A poised and expansive record… Guesswork opens up whole new worlds for Cole.” 4*

“Puttering drum machines and Blue Nile atmospherics offer a perfect backdrop for Lloyd’s elegant hi-spec misery.”

“Guesswork sees him marry his recent experiments with synthesizers to his lifelong gift for erudition and smart melodies….(a) compassionate look at life’s later gratifications….warmth and sincerity dominate…Guesswork’s quiet victory lies in its peace and tranquillity.” 4*
Classic Pop

“An intellectual titan compared with his frivolous new romantic contemporaries… coming across like the Pet Shop Boys remixing Radio Gaga, albeit with more troubling lyrics..”
The Observer

“….fuses his singer-songwriter smarts with an elegant kind of electronica clearly inspired by Kraftwerk. The results are… very good indeed….this is a rich, brave, eloquent piece of work.” 4*
Q Magazine

“…eight graceful, elegant tracks, which set his suave songwriting and instantly recognisable voice to a predominantly electronic backdrop. It is a best-of-both-worlds scenario….no matter what the musical style Cole wears it well.” ‘Album Of The Week’ 4*

“…articulate and economical lyrically and musically….a steely sense of poise and grace carries through superbly tailored adult scenarios….it’s hard to argue against Violins and Night Sweats being among his finest ever achievements.” 4*
Daily Mirror

“As the unflinching cover portrait suggests, (Cole) isn’t afraid to bare his soul on this engrossing return…. he strikes a reflective tone, though age has not withered his sharp lyrical powers….he swaps trademark jangly guitars for an accomplished electronic sonic palette. The subtle synths suit Cole’s ruminations on getting older yet there’s also a real spring in his step…” 4*
The Sun

“Even given the witty, literate company – Paddy MacAloon, Edwyn Collins, Morrissey – Lloyd Cole stood out in the 80s. And he’s still doing it, albeit using electronics and tempering the bons mots with the odd expletive….Lloyd Cole overestimates his coldness, he’s just cool.”
Record Collector
Video for ‘The Over Under’ by contemporary artists Harrison & Wood here: LC – THE OVER UNDER
Video for ‘Violins’ featuring the video installation ‘The End Of Civilization’ by Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon –

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