Lemonheads

Lemonheads go indigo at The O2

The Lemonheads are returning to London for the first time in three years with a show at indigo at The O2.

The gig, on 8 October 2015, ends a weeklong UK run that kicks off in Birmingham a week earlier and follows a solo European tour by the band’s frontman, Evan Dando, earlier this year.

Dando, who formed the band with two school friends in 1986, will be joined at these shows by guitarist Chris Brokaw, bass player Jen Turner, and drummer Todd Philips.

Tickets to The Lemonheads’ indigo at The O2 show are available here.

The band, with Dando as the only constant member, are perhaps best known for their 1992 offering, ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’. Written in collaboration with songwriter Tom Morgan and future band bassist Nic Dalton, the album featured hits including ‘Confetti’, ‘My Drug Buddy’, ‘Rudderless’, and ‘Ceiling Fan in My Spoon’. A cover version of Simon and Garfunkel classic ‘Mrs Robinson’ took Dando and the band to the top of the charts and into the mainstream media.

The follow-up, 1993’s ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’, continued the success story, boasting the hit single ‘Into your Arms’ as well as classics like ‘Big Gay Heart’, and set the band up for two years of intense touring, punctuated with some high-profile, personal meltdowns for Dando along the way.

Still, in 1996 the band released ‘Car Button Cloth’ but at the Reading Festival the following year, Dando announced the end of The Lemonheads.

“I really wanted to take a long break from all that,” Dando said of his years in exile.

By 2000, he started to re-emerge as a solo artist, releasing ‘Baby I’m Bored’ in 2003, fronting MC5, and finally resurrecting The Lemonheads with 2006’s self-titled album and 2009’s ‘Varshons’, a collection of cover versions.

Now, Dando and the band are back on tour and at indigo at The O2 on 8 October.

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