To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their much lauded Gold-certified album Silence Is Easy, Starsailor have announced a major UK tour for November and December to perform the album in its entirety.

“We’re really excited to celebrate our second album Silence Is Easy with you all in venues across the UK. It’s going to be great to bring album tracks such as Telling Them and White Dove out of the woodwork to go alongside crowd favourites Four To The Floor and Silence Is Easy as we perform the album in full. It’s never easy to follow up a successful debut so we’re extremely grateful that you’ve taken this album to your hearts and it’s stood the test of time.” (James Walsh).

The top five UK album boasted the radio mugging anthems Silence Is Easy and the string laden Four To The Floor. The latter took on an additional life with the Stuart Price produced Thin White Duke Mix which was also a number one club record. The single hit number one in France and is still a quintessential festival favourite to this day.

The album is also notorious as the last album that the late Phil Spector produced. The 20th anniversary edition of the album will see exclusives from the band archives plus session tracks. A documentary, Silence Was Easy, lifting the lid on the Spector episode will also accompany the release.

Formed in and around Wigan at the start of the millennium, or the end of the last one, depending on which way you want to look at it, and featuring James Walsh (guitar, vocals), James Stelfox (bass), Barry Westhead (keyboards) and Ben Byrne (drums), Starsailor have released five albums to date, including Love Is Here in 2001, Silence Is Easy in 2003, On The Outside in 2005, All The Plans in 2009 and All This Life in 2017. A greatest hits compilation entitled, Good Souls: The Greatest Hits surfaced in 2015, featuring all ten of their UK Top Forty singles to date.



Date Venue
Fri 24th The Waterfront Norwich
Sat 25th Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Sun 26th SWG 3 Glasgow
Mon 27th Boiler Shop Newcastle
Tue 28th The Wulfrun at the Halls Wolverhampton
Thu 30th The Foundry Sheffield


Date Venue
Fri 1st O2 Ritz Manchester
Sat 2nd Electric Ballroom London
Sun 3rd The Brook Southampton

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