Indie-rock legends Ocean Colour Scene has announced a UK tour in 2023.

Ocean Colour Scene front man Simon Fowler, guitarist Steve Cradock and drummer Oscar Harrison will perform their biggest hits and anthems, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, Traveller’s Tune, Hundred Mile High City and The Day We Caught The Train across the two-leg tour that begins on 18th August and ends on 19thDecember. The tour also includes a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 16th December.

Formed in Birmingham in 1989, OCS spent six years fine-tuning their sound before lighting up the Britpop party with three top five albums; 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern. The band has also achieved seventeen top forty singles, including a staggering run of nine successive top twenty singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.

As with all the best groups, behind the swagger and style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into the public’s hearts.

Honing their craft in the spirit of the soul, folk and blues greats who inspired them, Ocean Colour Scene’s celebrated live shows have cemented the relationship between the band and their fiercely loyal fan base, with each concert serving as a communal outpouring of hope and joy, boasting the most life-affirming sing alongs you’re likely to hear anywhere.

Speaking about the upcoming shows, Simon Fowler said, “After starting with a short run of dates in the summer, it’s going to be great ending the year on the road with Ocean Colour Scene, playing all the hits and more for some proper pre-Christmas partying with our fans who are the best in the land.”

Guitarist Steve Cradock said, “This feels like the first proper tour Ocean Colour Scene have done in years. Last year we managed six dates because of the World Cup, and the year before Covid was still scaring people, so we are going to make it something special. Roll up, roll up for the magical OCS Tour!”

Drummer Oscar Harrison said, “Looking forward to seeing everyone on tour – and we’re very happy that the final night will take place in Glasgow, a city with whom Ocean Colour Scene has always had a very special relationship.”



Date Venue
Fri 18th Dreamland Margate
Sat 19th Weyfest Surrey
Sun 20th De La Pavilion Bexhill-on-Sea
Thu 24th Victoria Theatre Halifax
Fri 25th Solfest Cumbria
Sun 27th Camping Calling Festival Alcester


Date Venue
Sat 9th Little Orchard Festival Truro
Fri 15th Civic Hall Nantwich


Date Venue
Sun 3rd O2 Academy Bournemouth
Mon 4th Beacon Bristol
Thu 7th The Telegraph Building Belfast
Fri 8th 3Olympia Theatre Dublin
Mon 11th Mountford Hall University Liverpool
Tue 12th O2 Academy Sheffield
Thu 14th UEA Norwich
Fri 15th The Halls Wolverhampton
Sat 16th Eventim Apollo London
Mon 18th O2 Academy Glasgow
Tue 19th O2 Academy Glasgow

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