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September 10, 2007

The Almighty, the reunited eight legged axe-grinding rock machine who brought the house down when they toured the UK in December 2006, have announced a 20th Anniversary UK tour for 2008, sponsored by Classic Rock Magazine.

A statement from the band says. “What can’t be killed only grows more powerful and thus 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of The Almighty. Always full throttle, The Almighty have released 10 devastating full length albums, logged in countless touring miles across the globe, destroyed many a stage, and done their part to keep the sonic spirit of true rock n’ roll alive. To commemorate their 20th anniversary, the classic lineup of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Ricky Warwick, drummer Stumpy, lead guitarist Pete Friesen and bassist Floyd London have announced that The Almighty will be hitting the road and hitting it hard. Now more than ever it’s time to embrace being All Loud, All Wild, All F**kin Mighty! Ears will ring, drinks will spill, and caution will be forgotten in what promises to be one of the UK’s most anticipated tours of 2008.”

Dates are:
Sat. 19th January Manchester Academy 3 (0161 275 2930)
Sun. 20th January Inverness Ironworks (0871 7894 173)
Mon. 21st January Glasgow Garage (0870 333 1123)
Tue. 22nd January Newcastle Academy (0844 477 2000)
Thu. 24th January Sheffield Corporation (0114 276 0262)
Fri. 25th January Leeds Rio’s (08444 14 2182)
Sat. 26th January Nottingham Rock City (08713 100 000)
Sun. 27th January Birmingham Academy 2 (0844 477 2000)
Tue. 29th January Bristol Academy (0844 477 2000)
Wed. 30th January Southampton The Brook (023 8055 5366)
Thu. 31st January Brighton Concorde 2 (0127 3673 311)
Fri. 1st February London Mean Fiddler (0870 154 4040)

Record Collector reviewed The Almighty live in Glasgow on 30th December 2006. “Once more into the breach, The Almighty’s reunion shows saw a band on fire. Ricky still looks like he’s trying to pass kidney stones, Pete resembles a self-help guru, while Stumpy is stumpier than ever and Floyd beams like he’s just won the lottery… This was only supposed to be a temporary get together, but Ricky promised that they’d be back next year. Catch them while you can” wrote Stuart Hamilton in March 2007’s issue.

Sanctuary Records released the band’s double ‘Anth’f***Ing’ology The Gospel According To…’ CD/DVD on February 5th 2007. Kerrang!s Steve Beebee wrote “It’s fair to say that The Almighty should never have split up. This retrospective is a powerful reminder that while the band always remained open to new styles and perspectives, they never lost the potency and sheer firepower that propelled them in the first place. In the early 90’s they’d habitually pummel the Top 40, were shit-hot live and, like natural successors to Motorhead, should never have quit. With a chronological tracklisting, it’s easy to chart how The Almighty developed from their initial guts-and-diesel sleaze metal, through anthemic rock, grunge and, finally, leaned back towards their original bearings. Every phase of their career has been viable and enjoyable. KKKK”

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