We have been waiting for a very long time, but finally the band's comeback brings new album and tour. Only two dates in Spain in which we can rediscover Sharleen Spiteri and her band's mates, in the year of the 25th anniversary of TEXAS. There are so many hits of Texas we want to hear live, that this is definitely the best announcement for next season. Dates are October 9th and 10th at La Riviera in Madrid and Razzmatazz in Barcelona, respectively. They will be supported by Girl Called Johnny and Holy Bouncer.
Madrid show is sold out, but tickets for Barcelona gig are still available at www.hyundaimusicpark.com, www.notikumi.com, www.doctormusic.com and www.ticketmaster.es, also at Fnac, Carrefour, by phone at 902 15 00 25 and through the usual sale outlets from Ticketmaster network. Ticket price is 30 Euros (booking fees not included).
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the band from Glasgow and their first public concert in March 1988. At that time, no one could guess the future that awaited the young band that debuted at Dundee University under the name of TEXAS. A female-fronted quartet with a punch of Blondie and The Pretenders a decade earlier. The singer, a sultry, scarlet-lipped 20-year-old tomboy with an ink-black shake of hair, a telecaster at her hip like a gunslinger poised to draw. And the music, a modern sound sequined with vintage flashes of soul, country and 50s jukebox pop, as if blasted from some self-constructed fantasy place. A sound which the world duly came to know as Texas.
The band launched their debut album “Southside” in 1989, as well as their first single, "I Don't Want a Lover", an international success that breakthrough 1989 top ten in Europe and UK. It will be followed by “Mothers Heaven” (1991) and “Ricks Road” (1993). But the massive success arrived in 1997 with the released of their album “White on Blonde”, which reached directly #1. After that, “The Hush” (1999), “Careful What You Wish For” (2003) and “Red Book” (2005) were their last references before the band takes a rest to spend time working on side projects. Sharleen Spiteri took advantage of the band’s break to open her solo career and launched a debut album “Melody” in 2008.
Without doubt, Texas have an intense career in which remain great songs, the kind that we all hope to hear live again and again: I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, Inner Smile, Black Eyed Boy, When We Are Together, In Our Lifetime… songs that have not stopped playing all the time, sublime and elegant as Sharleen's voice, and that we still love as much as when we heard for the first time.
Now, after the band's break, arrives a new studio album, “The Conversation”. Texas literally continue The Conversation they started that 1988 night in Dundee and remains one of the great success stories in modern British music. A success that summarizes worldwide in more than 30 million albums sold throughout their career.
Doctor Music brings you TEXAS live as part of Hyunday Music Park concerts.