OCEAN COLOUR SCENE - The Telegraph Building, Belfast: Thursday 7 December


The Telegraph Building, Belfast: Thursday 7 December

Indie-rock legends Ocean Colour Scene have announced a thirteen-date UK tour for 2023

Ocean Colour Scene frontman Simon Fowler, guitarist Steve Cradock and drummer Oscar Harrison will perform their biggest hits and anthems, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, Traveller’s Tune, Hundred Mile High City and The Day We Caught The Train across the two-leg tour that begins on 18th August and ends on 18th December.

Tickets go on general sale at 10.00am on Friday 24 March, available from www.oceancolourscene.com + www.ticketmaster.ie

Formed in Birmingham in 1989, OCS spent six years fine-tuning their sound before lighting up the Britpop party with three Top 5 albums; 1996’s ‘Moseley Shoals’, 1997’s ‘Marchin’ Already’ and 1999’s ‘One From The Modern’. The band has also achieved seventeen Top 40 singles, including a staggering run of nine successive Top 20 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.

As with all the best groups, behind the swagger and style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into the public’s hearts. 

Honing their craft in the spirit of the soul, folk and blues greats who inspired them, Ocean Colour Scene’s celebrated live shows have cemented the relationship between the band and their fiercely loyal fanbase, with each concert serving as a communal outpouring of hope and joy, boasting the most life-affirming singalongs you’re likely to hear anywhere.

Speaking about the upcoming shows, Simon Fowler said, “After starting with a short run of dates in the summer, it’s going to be great ending the year on the road with Ocean Colour Scene, playing all the hits and more for some proper pre-Christmas partying with our fans who are the best in the land.”

Guitarist Steve Cradock said, “This feels like the first proper tour Ocean Colour Scene have done in years. Last year we managed six dates because of the World Cup, and the year before Covid was still scaring people, so we are going to make it something special. Roll up, roll up for the magical OCS Tour!”

Drummer Oscar Harrison said, “Looking forward to seeing everyone on tour – and we’re very happy that the final night will take place in Glasgow, a city with whom Ocean Colour Scene has always had a very special relationship.”

The full list of Ocean Colour Scene tour dates are as follows:


18th Aug              Margate                            Dreamland

20th Aug            Bexhill-on-Sea               De La Warr Pavilion

24th Aug              Halifax                               Victoria Theatre

3rd Dec                Bournemouth                  O2 Academy

4th Dec                Bristol                                Beacon

7th Dec                Belfast                               The Telegraph Building

8th Dec                Dublin                               3Olympia Theatre

11th Dec              Liverpool                           University Mountford Hall

12th Dec              Sheffield                           O2 Academy

14th Dec              Norwich                            UEA

15th Dec              Wolverhampton             The Halls

16th Dec              London                              Eventim Apollo

18th Dec              Glasgow                            O2 Academy


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