The Charlatans announce huge greatest hits tour including Nottingham show – here's how to get tickets

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Indie stars The Charlatans are preparing to mark 30 years in the music business with a greatest hits album and tour – including a date in Nottingham.

The band have notched up 13 top-40 albums and 22 hit singles, starting back in 1990 when debut album Some Friendly topped the charts and spawned top-10 single The Only One I Know and top-15 hit Then.

A spokesman said: “The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.“Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years.

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“The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognisable.”

The limited A Head Full Of Ideas vinyl box set features five albums and is described as “a career-spanning collection that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands”.

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The set features five blue vinyl LPs, spanning their hits, live performances, demos and rarities and remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook and Sleaford Mods. The package will will also include a seven- inch single featuring demo versions of Indian Rope and The Only One I Know, a signed print of a tour poster from the early 1990s together with a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes.

There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus the live album, and finally a CD or vinyl of just the hits albums.

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The accompanying tour will visit 18 cities, starting in Belfast on November 22 and ending in Aberdeen on December 20, with a show at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on December 4, Nottingham’s Rock City on December 16 and Leeds’ O2 Academy the following day.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 30, at 10am, from and

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