Biography

The Moseley Shoals 20th Anniversary Tour

2016 sees Ocean Colour Scene celebrating the 20th anniversary of their legendary Moseley Shoals album and the band are thrilled to announce the latest event.

On Friday 15th July they will headline a big homecoming outdoor show at the beautiful Moseley Park in Birmingham, with support from Reverend and The Makers and The Sherlocks. Tickets go on sale on Monday 1st February, 2016 at 10am.
 
They recently announced a second show at Leeds’s Millennium Square in July after the first sold out in minutes. In January they played three sold-out shows to wild acclaim in venues they were playing when Moseley Shoals was originally released:
 
21st January – Garage, London – SOLD OUT
22nd January – Irish Centre, Birmingham – SOLD OUT
23rd January – Garage, Glasgow – SOLD OUT
 
In February the band travel to Australia for the first time ever: demand has been nothing short of incredible, with three of the four shows already sold out.
 
23rd February – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
24th February – Max Watts, Brisbane
25th February – The Factory, Sydney – SOLD OUT
27th February – Capitol, Perth – SOLD OUT

The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of 21 years of UK pop culture at its very best.
 
In this 23-year existence, Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song.

They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date. Their achievements have been nothing short of phenomenal. 
 
From their days as Breton-shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single ‘Sway’) to million selling Britpop superstars (‘Marchin’ Already’ bumped Oasis’ ‘What the Story’ from the top spot in 1997) to long-term touring allies with Paul Weller, they have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of modern British rock.