Kevin Rowland Says Dexys Will Only Perform Headlining Shows

Bihter Sevinc

Dexys will support their forthcoming sixth studio album, ‘The Feminine Divine,’ which is set for release on July 28, with a tour. However, as the band’s frontman Kevin Rowland recently shared with Darren Paltrowitz of Paltrocast, they will hit the stage only in headlining shows rather than package tours.

‘The Feminine Divine’ marks Dexys’s first album of new original material in 11 years, and the first single ‘I’m Going To Get Free’ arrived last month, while the title track met the audience last week. They also announced a huge UK tour and the following dates in various European cities. Still, there is nothing about the US dates so far.

When asked if they would visit the US as part of a package tour or headlining, Rowland simply replied:

Headlining, man.”

Giving more details about the upcoming shows, the singer added:

“We’re gonna be playing massive venues, but we’re not doing any revival stuff. We’ve been playing some of the old songs, but we’re all about the new album, ‘The Feminine Divine.’ We’re going to perform the whole album. The first half of the show is the new album, and we’re gonna act it out. We perform it dramatically. I’ll put it that way, and then it’s an intermission. Then, we play the old stuff.”

Therefore, as Rowland clarified, Dexys doesn’t intend to be involved in any kind of package shows. They prefer doing headlining shows instead. Their UK tour is set to begin on September 5 in Barbican, York, with additional dates in Liverpool and Manchester. The last concert of the European leg will take place in Portugal on October 20.

Below, you can listen to the full interview and also the first two songs of the band’s new album.


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