Stick em up punk, it's the Fun Lovin' Criminals, knocking ya door down this autumn loaded with all their cheeky infused funk, hip-hop, jazz jamboree vibrations. And what better place to spread their New York, straight-talking jive than our cultural, down to earth hive of the Toon as part of their UK 2021 tour. The main self-proclaimed aim:
"Accepting the United Nation's invitation to be the first real motherf@ck£rs to get back to making rock and roll shows great again," Huey smoothy affirms.
96 was the year- attitude-laden Brit-pop at the helm, and rightly so, but FLC crashed the party, pouring a cocktail of genres and blended styles, all with a Lower East Side cherry and paper umbrella on top. Three New Yorkers, who met working at the legendary Limelight nightclub on 47 West 20th St, traded glass collecting for world tours and studio collaborations, dispensing their comic storytelling for the contemporary cad.
Highlights admired include movie soundtrack staple Scooby Snacks, a Glastonbury Pyramid set in 99 and the Latin licks of album Loco. Three decades on, and their loyal fans still drink their vivacity in buckets. As the multiplatinum threesome get their kicks from the festival circuit of the UK and Europe, with no desire to slow, Huey, Brian and Frank's headline show may show new flair. Anything can happen, but it is certain to drip in funkadelic merriment and the reintroduction to missed live charisma.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals (support tbc) – UK Tour 2021
Thu 7 Oct BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 8 Oct NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 9 Oct MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Thu 14 Oct NORWICH University of East Anglia
Fri 15 Oct NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop
Sat 16 Oct GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Thu 21 Oct BRIGHTON CHALK
Fri 22 Oct WOLVERHAMPTON KK’S Steel Mill
Sat 23 Oct LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Visit funlovincriminals.co for more information and ticket sales.
Article by Beverley Knight