Paul Draper mentioned online a few weeks ago that he’d be playing Mansun’s ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ in full on his Feb/March UK Tour. This is to celebrate the 21st Anniversary year of its release and the show will include 2 sets, the first comprising of music from Paul’s solo album Spooky Action and then a second set where Paul and his band will play AOTGL in its entirety!
We have exciting news this week as Paul has also just announced a Meet and Greet competition to take place during the Feb/March tour.
A lucky winner will be invited into the venue of their choice on the Feb/March 2018 UK Tour with up to two friends, to watch the band soundcheck ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ & Paul’s new solo material. After the soundcheck you will then get to meet and hang out with Paul & the band before the doors open for the show, the band will show you a great time and you’ll have an unforgettable experience!
Head over to Paul’s Facebook page here to get all the details and to enter the competition.
Also, something else that’s exclusive to fans planning to go along to the Feb/March tour. There will be a very limited, signed, double vinyl ‘Live’ album recorded at Scala in London on Paul’s first solo tour on 21st Sept this year, made available on the tour only.
Anyone that went along to those shows would have felt the excitement and anticipation to see Paul back on stage after so many years with his new band. The show was recorded for the archive but after listening back Paul decided that it would be great to make this available now to fans as a great momento and return to the stage.
There’s 1k available in total and you can hear one of the tracks ‘Friends Make The Worst Enemies’ here.
Paul Draper will make any remaining stock available for sale online and in your local independent retailer after the tour.
Last Fri 15th Dec, Kscope re-released Mansun’s first ever Parlophone release, EP ONE on 12″ vinyl for the first time ever. This first release back in 1996 started a theme that continued throughout the band’s time together of releasing 4 track EPs that gave the band a chance to release a huge body of work rather than being restricted to album campaigns.
The lead track on EP One, Egg Shaped Fred was a live favourite and had a great footage video that shows the band at the very beginning with early band members and early performances. You can check out the video or get a copy of the EP here.
And finally, the Prog Awards Readers Poll 2017 is now open to vote. If you want to support Spooky Action for 2017, you can head over here to vote for best album, artist and live amongst many other categories.
Also, reviews for the end of year polls are starting to come in and Spooky Action has been picking up some great mentions. Check this review and inclusive in the top 40 albums of 2017 in Louder Than War here.