Gene issue their new album, Drawn To The Deep End, for Polydor on February 17. The LP featuresl2 tracks and includes full-length versions of their recent hit Fighting Fit and the new single we Could Be Ktngs. The album was produced by Chris Hughes, former member of Adam And The Ants, and was recorded throughout the summer of '96 in Bath and London.
Drawn To The Deep End also features tracks that were previewed earlier this year at the summer festivals and the band's last UK tour in October '96: Where Are They Now?, Speak To Me Someone, Save Me I'm Yours and Voice of The Father.
Gene head out on a UK tour throughout FebruaIy and March, including their biggest London show to date at The Royal Albert Hall on March 1st.
Wednesday 19th CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thursday 20th SHEFFIELD Octagon
Friday 21st GLASGOW Barrowlands
Saturday 22nd MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
Monday 24th WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Tuesday 25th LIVERPOOL L2
Wednesday 26th SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Saturday 1st LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Monday 3rd NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tuesday 4th NORWICH UEA
Wednesday 5th EXETER University
Thursday 6th BRISTOL Colston Hall
Support on all dates comes from The Supernaturals plus a local band TBA.
Gene have chosen the local supports for their forthcoming UK tour from the thousands of tapes submitted by hopeful bands. They would like to thank all the bands who have sent in tapes for the tour. The opening bands for each show:
CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange FREEBOY
SHEFFIELD Octagon SEAFRUIT
GLASGOW Barrowlands ARAB STRAP
MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall HARLOW GREEN
WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall DAYTONA
LIVERPOOL L2 HOTEL
SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall POPPYHEADS
NOTTINGHAM Rock City HOOVER DAM
NORWICH UEA MASSEY
EXETER University MUSE
BRISTOL Colston Hall ROLLERCO