In continuation of what’s been one of the most prolific creative streaks of their fifteen year career, Editors have released their best of album Black Gold which will include thirteen tracks from their six studio albums, alongside three brand new offerings; Upside Down, summer festival anthem Frankenstein and the gothically dramatic title track Black Gold.

The band will also be embarking on a and UK Greatest Hits tour in early 2020, which will see them play shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, with a landmark performance at London’s SSE Arena Wembley set for Friday 28th February.

“Conversations about a Best Of… had been going on for the past three or four years, but it never felt like the right moment,” admits front man Tom Smith. “We were always cracking on with a new album.” But singer, guitarist, pianist Smith, Russell Leetch (bass, synths) and Ed Lay (drums, percussion) had made three albums with original guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, and three with newer members Justin Lockey (guitar) and Elliott Williams (guitars, keyboards), “so it felt like a good time to do it.”

“To still be doing this is something I’m very proud of,” says Smith. “These days longevity might not be seen as cool, but I think it is. We’ve solidified what this new version of the band is, and I think the new songs show that the band are hungry. We’ve always felt like outsiders, but wanted to write songs that connect with people emotionally, and resonate in a deeper way. That can sound pretentious and contrived, but there are people out there that our band means a lot to. That’s what I always wanted.”

Black Gold is a chance to reflect on the past fifteen years, but it also offers a glimpse into a very exciting future for one of the UK’s most enduring and perhaps unexpected musical success stories of this century.



Date Venue
Thu 27th Birmingham Arena
Fri 28th The SSE Arena Wembley
Sat 29th O2 Apollo Manchester


Date Venue
Mon 2nd Vicar Street Dublin
Tue 3rd Barrowland Glasgow

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