Yes, it was me who opened his solo venture with a song called ‘Don’t Look Back’. I know, I know…

However, the release of 2015’s ‘Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ was received to universal warmth and acclaim, and it sold out far more quickly than UMG anticipated. A second printing is due in March, and a second box is in the works, for March 2017. It will span 1989 – 1996, my first four solo albums, the lost fifth album, plus rarities and videos.

These boxes are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I have decided to embrace it.

In 2016 all of my set lists comprised material from 1983 – 1996 only. Some called it the Classic Songbook Tour, some called it The Retrospective. It began in Glasgow in August with the Leopards and then my son and I played acoustically all over Europe. We reconvene in January in Australia, then on to New Zealand. In March we resume in Scandinavia, Germany, The Netherlands, France and then back to the UK. The final duo shows are in Glasgow in April. All dates here.

Once demand has dried up for this show I will resume my work as a contemporary artist.

There is no short form bio these days, but there is this – which is a brief run down of a long story. And this –

Here’s how I’ll most likely look, if nothing terrible happens between now and then.

Photo by Julien Bourgeois. Hi Res version here.



Hi Lloyd
I Had the great pleasure to. Hear u in Toulouse A couple of years ago
DO You plan to come back anytime?
I ve been listenîng to your lovely tunes for So Many years. Always with me.
Please come back to enchant us

Suzanne Walsh

Hi Lloyd and Will saw you tonight at Unity Works in Wakefield, thanks for a fab show you should also consider stand up comedy very funny enjoy the rest of your tour and thanks once again xxcc

Rob Mientjes

Great show in Effenaar Eindhoven (NL) yesterday (17-03-17). With special guest William!
Great setlist, arrangements, Lovely clear voice and guitarplay.
Great entertainment with sharp wordlines and storytelling between the songs. Humorous.
Great silent audience, read: lots of diehard fans.
Great son!
My wife and I had a great evening.
Many thanx!


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