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30 July 2023

Dexys Announce First North American Tour In 40 Years

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Dexys – formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners – have announced details of their first North American tour in 40 years.

The band, fronted by Kevin Rowland, will hit the road later this year following the release of their latest album, The Feminine Devine.

The new shows follow previously announced UK and European dates. See the full list of tour dates below – buy UK tickets here and North American tickets here.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, Rowland talked about the inspiration behind the new album, “It’s only in the last few years that I’ve opened up more again. A trip I had to Thailand was quite significant in that change. I was burnt out [after Dexys’ 2016 album Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul], partly because of the strains of working with a major label, and also because my mother passed that year. I didn’t have any intention of doing music again. I thought: “I’m not sure if I can keep doing this.” I started to think about designing clothes instead. I was just so drained. But then I went to Thailand and learned [the ancient Chinese philosophy and religion] Tao, and discovered the process of getting into your body more. The more I did that, the more my true self started to come out. I learned that I’ve got a lot of feminine energy as well as masculine. I think everybody has. We’re all somewhere between masculine and feminine at different times in our lives, but I’d been closed down to that concept. Through Tao, I learned about the concept of women as goddesses. I realised that women are powerful. Until then, I’d never really tried to understand them. That’s quite an incredible admission, really.


5 – York, Barbican
7 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
8 – Manchester, Bridgwater Hall
10 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
11 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
13 – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
14 – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
16 – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
17 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
19 – Brighton, Dome
20 – London, Palladium
22 – Bath, Forum (early show)
22 – Bath, Forum (late show)
25 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

1 – Borgerhout, DE ROMA
2 – Munich, Muffathalle
4 – Berlin, Admiralspalast – Theater
5 – Hamburg, Kampnagel
7 – Uppsala, Katalin
10 – Lillehammer, Maihaugsalen
12 – Dortmund, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Stadtfoyer
13 – Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
15 – Dudelange, Kulturzentrum Opderschmelz
16 – Paris, La Cigale
18 – Madrid, Teatro Barceló
20 – Estoril, Casino Estoril
26 – Los Angeles, The Theatre at Ace Hotel
27 – San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts
29 – Portland, Aladdin Theater
30 – Vancouver, Vogue Theatre

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