Gomez is living proof that perseverance and consistency are qualities to be proud of; they have ridden out changes in fads and styles around them to maintain their popularity and critical standing.

The band will make their highly anticipated live return to London on Thursday May 3rd with a special performance at The Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 20 years since the release of their Mercury Prize winning debut Bring It On.

Gomez beat heavy competition from Pulp’s This Is Hardcore, The Verve‘s Urban Hymns, Massive Attack‘s Mezzanine and Catatonia’s International Velvet to win the 1998 Mercury Music Prize

The five members of Gomez are vocalist and guitarist Ben Ottewell, guitarist and keyboard player Tom Gray, bassist Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), drummer Olly Peacock, and vocalist and guitarist Ian Ball continue to receive praise in the rock press on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bring It On has that creative buzz, the excitement and spirit of adventure that comes when any young band starts out, and which Gomez have, with no self-aggrandised fanfare, successfully maintained to this day.



Date Venue
Tue 24th Brighton Dome Brighton
Wed 25th Rock City Nottingham
Fri 27th Olympia Dublin
Sat 28th Barrowland Glasgow
Sun 29th O2 Academy Leeds


Date Venue
Tue 1st Albert Hall Manchester
Wed 2nd O2 Academy Bristol
Thu 3rd Royal Albert Hall London
Sat 5th O2 Forum Kentish Town London
Sun 6th Corn Exchange Cambridge
Mon 7th O2 Academy Liverpool
Tue 8th Barrowland Glasgow

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