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Listen as Lightning Seeds Ian Broudie tells us about the band’s huge Liverpool home-coming gig

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Listen as Lightning Seeds Ian Broudie tells us about the band’s huge Liverpool home-coming gig

One of Liverpool’s best loved and most successful bands, The Lightning Seeds are back on tour and playing a huge homecoming gig at Liverpool’s Olympia on Saturday 12 November 2022.

Lightning Seeds are about to embark on a major UK tour performing tracks from their incredible back catalogue. The tour will see the band visit iconic venues all over the UK including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and a hometown show at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia. They will also be joined with very special guest Badly Drawn Boy on all dates except Brighton.

Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. Ian originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band “Big in Japan” which in turn led to him producing several bands starting with Echo & The Bunnymen. In 1989 Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album ‘Cloudcukooland’ featuring the hit single ‘Pure’. Second album ‘Sense’ followed before the release of the seminal album ‘Jollification’ in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies.

Listen below as Jay meets Ian Broudie to talk about his incredible career, the band’s new album and what he thinks of Eurovision coming to the city:





In 1996 the iconic single ‘3 Lions’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over. That same year ‘Dizzy Heights’ and 1999’s ‘Tilt’ were released to critical acclaim before Ian returned to his producer roots. Ian soon began to develop hit albums for the likes of The Coral, The Zutons and many more.

Badly Drawn Boy aka Damon Gough first gained major acclaim by critics and audiences alike with his debut album ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ in 2000 which went on to win the Mercury Prize. Badly Drawn Boy has since release eight studio albums including 2020’s lauded ‘Banana Skin Shoes’. He will be performing classics and old favourites from his eclectic career.

Preceding the UK tour, Lightning Seeds will be performing at festivals across Europe. All details at


Thu 27 Oct 2022                Cambridge Junction
Fri 28 Oct 2022                  Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 29 Oct 2022                Frome Cheese & Grain
Thu 03 Nov 2022               Southampton The 1865
Fri 04 Nov 2022                 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 05 Nov 2022                Leeds Stylus
Sun 06 Nov 2022               Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Thu 10 Nov 2022               Birmingham Town Hall
Fri 11 Nov 2022                 Newcastle Boiler Shop
Sat 12 Nov 2022                Liverpool Eventim Olympia
Thu 17 Nov 2022               Brighton Chalk
Fri 18 Nov 2022                 Cardiff Tramshed
Sat 19 Nov 2022                Manchester Albert Hall
Sat 26 Nov 2022                Sheffield Leadmill

Badly Drawn Boy will be appearing as very special guest on all dates except Brighton.


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