Hue and Cry announce special 40th anniversary project and tour

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Hue And Cry have announced a year-long celebration for their 40th anniversary.

Hue And Cry

Hue And Cry have announced a year-long celebration for their 40th anniversary.

Throughout 2024, the soul pop duo will drop a series of 12 releases in the form of four track EPs - which will be released on the second Friday of each month - as well as a YouTube documentary series every fourth Friday.

The first EP and episode of the 'Labours of Love' project - both titled 'Beginnings' - will be available on Friday (12.01.24), and features four previously unheard demos.

Fans will get to hear unique versions of 'Close the Door', 'Love In Word', 'Dangerous Wreck' and 'I Refuse', while the documentary - which also covers the period of 1984 to 1985 - will delve into the band's early days in Glasgow.

Musician Pat Kane said: "Well doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?

"Thanks to my brother Gregory’s careful and patient curation of thousands of items from our musical past, we can bring music lovers a panorama of 40 years of our creativity, in pop, soul, jazz, media, videos and much else.

"It’s an intriguing, looking over four decades, how much you change and how much you stay the same…

"Maybe listeners will have the same kind of rich memory trip as Gregory and I got, as we pulled this together.”

Never before material from the duo's personal archive - spanning 1984 to 2024 - will be available in digital forms, ranging from live recordings and demos to archival performances, bootlegs and rarities.

Greg added: "We wanted to use our 40th Anniversary as an opportunity to dive deep into the many boxes of demo cassette tapes, DAT tapes, CDRs, press clippings and old photographs we’ve accumulated throughout the years.

“I’ve been glancing at all these boxes for years wondering when, where and why to start looking through them."

The duo are also hitting the tour for a special anniversary tour with a full band and "a few surprises".

40th Anniversary Full Band Tour Dates for 2024 (tickets via

10 October - Aberdeen, The Tivoli Theatre

11 October - Hamilton, The Town House

12 October - Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall

17 October - Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre

18 October - Stirling, The Albert Halls

19 October - Dundee, Whitehall Theatre

24 October - Perth, Concert Hall

25 October - Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre (Sold Out)

26 October - Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre

01 November - Gateshead, Glasshouse Sage2 (Sold Out)

02 November - Cardiff, Tramshed

07 November - Manchester, RNCM Theatre

08 November - Birmingham, Town Hall

09 November - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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