The Verve Reform
After disbanding in 1999, The Verve have announced they have returned to the studio and will be playing a series of UK lives dates in November, and Xfm have all the details right here.
In a surprise and very succinct statement from the band’s representatives to Xfm, its been revealed that the original full line up of The Verve - Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Pete Salisbury – have reformed and were back recording together in a London studio last week.
This first session will be followed by a summer break, after which they will return to the studio to complete their next album, which will be the band’s first since the release of the legendary ‘Urban Hymns’ back in 1997.
The only member of the band who isn’t involved is Simon Tong, who joined the group in 1996 to replace Nick McCabe after he left the band (only to return six months later). Tong now plays with The Good The Bad & The Queen.
The Verve will also return to the live arena this November, playing six shows in the UK. Tickets for all the shows go on sale on Friday July 6. They will be available from the Xfm Xchange on 0871 222 1049 or from the Xfm Online Ticket Shop by clicking here.
The Verve’s full tour dates are:
- Glasgow Academy (November 2 & 3)
- Blackpool Empress Ballroom (5 & 6)
- London Roundhouse (8 & 9)
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