Supergrass are back – and they are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in Summer 2020.
The BRIT, Q, NME and Ivor Novello award-winning band reformed earlier this year and will play the UK’s largest open air arena on Saturday June 20.
Tickets go on sale via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com at 9am on Friday December 20.
Supergrass declared their improbable comeback in September in a suitably bold manner, taking to the stage unannounced at Glastonbury Pilton Party to rip through a mesmerizing greatest hits’ set, including Richard III, Moving, Alright, Caught By The Fuzz and more.
They followed this with the announcement that a career spanning Best Of package ‘Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008’ will be released in January followed by a massive UK Tour in 2020.
Drummer Danny Goffey says: “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.”
Supergrass are Goffey, Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn and Rob Coombes. Formed in Oxford UK in 1993, this seminal British group released their Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album I Should Coco in 1995. Fourth single, Alright, was a pop masterpiece and became a massive hit, catapulting the band to global success.
Supergrass subsequently released another five acclaimed studio albums In It For The Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life On Other Planets (2002), Road To Rouen (2005), Diamond Hoo Ha (2008) as well as Top 5 Best Of Supergrass Is 10 (2004).
Other top 20 singles include Lenny, Going Out, Richard III, Sun Hits The Sky, Pumping On Your Stereo, Moving and Grace. They scored an unbroken run of five Top 10 albums, among them three platinum sellers generating millions of worldwide sales spawning ten Top 20 singles and scored the biggest-selling debut for Parlophone since The Beatles.
Supergrass split in 2010, though the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers. Gaz Coombes released solo albums Here Come The Bombs in 2012, Matador, 2015 and World’s Strongest Man, 2018. Mick Quinn has been playing with his own group, DB Band, and has been a member of Swervedriver since 2015. Danny Goffey released solo material including album Schtick in 2018.
‘Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008’ – a comprehensive box set marking the 25th anniversary of I Should Coco – is a celebration of the band’s incredible career and is released on BMG on January 24. It contains their 6 original albums on picture disc LP and CD, bonus CDs of unreleased live material, B-sides, remixes, rarities, studio out-takes, demos, acoustic versions, oddities, new mixes, a deluxe book, posters and button badges.
Tickets for Supergrass at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on general sale at 9am on Friday, December 20 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
They can also be purchased, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).