Remember when Supergrass were being eyed by Stephen Spielberg as The New Monkees? Possibly not and it could have worked, if The Monkees were defunct in the 90’s. Ah, to dare to dream or to milk a concept that had previously expired 30 years prior. Hollywood.

Supergrass have today announced they are reforming for a theatre tour of the UK, Europe and North America in 2020. The thirteen date tour will kick off in Paris on 4th February, before the UK leg culminates with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 6th March 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th September from 9:00 am. 

The seminal British group declared their improbable comeback on Friday night (6th September) in a suitably bold manner, taking to the stage unannounced at Glastonbury Pilton Party to rip through a mesmerizing Greatest Hits set, including Caught By The Fuzz, Moving, Pumping On Your Stereo and Alright. 

Danny Goffey says: ‘Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.’

Tonight Supergrass will also play an intimate show at Oslo, Hackney. Announced on Saturday (7th September) in the aftermath of their electrifying Pilton set, the tiny underplay show sold out in a matter of seconds as fans scrambled for a chance to see the band in the most intimate of confines ahead of 2020’s tour. 

A career spanning Best-of package ‘Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994 – 2008’ is also unveiled today. This comprehensive box set, marking the 25th anniversary of I Should Coco, is a celebration of Supergrass’ incredible career and is released on BMG on 24th January. It contains their 6 original albums on picture disc LP and CD, bonus CDs of unreleased live material, B-sides, remixes, rarities, studio out-takes, demos, acoustic versions, oddities, new mixes, a deluxe book, posters and button badges. It also features over 6 hours of previously unreleased audio material. The boxset contains 5 previously unreleased instant grat tracks. The first, unveiled today is a cover of The Police’s ‘Next To You’, a gloriously kinetic trademark blast of howling vocals, harmonies and raucous guitars.

Formed in Oxford UK in 1993, the Brit, Q, NME and Ivor Novello-winning outfit released their Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album I Should Coco in 1995. Fourth single, ‘Alright’, was a pop masterpiece and became a massive hit, catapulting the band to global success. Supergrass subsequently released another five acclaimed studio albums: In It For The Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life On Other Planets(2002), Road To Rouen (2005), Diamond Hoo Ha (2008) as well as top 5 best of, Supergrass Is 10 (2004). Other top 20 singles include: ‘Lenny’, ‘Going Out’, ‘Richard III’, ‘Sun Hits The Sky’, ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’, ‘Moving’ and ‘Grace’. They scored an unbroken run of five Top 10 albums, among them three platinum sellers generating millions of worldwide sales spawning ten Top 20 singles, and scored the biggest-selling debut for Parlophone since The Beatles. Supergrass split in 2010, though the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers: Gaz Coombes released solo albums ‘Here Come The Bombs’ in 2012, ‘Matador’, 2015 and ‘World’s Strongest Man’, 2018; Mick Quinn has been playing with his own group, DB Band, and been a member of Swervedriver since 2015, and Danny Goffey has released solo material including album ‘Schtick’ in 2018.

Supergrass are Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey, and Rob Coombes. They play the following live dates:

SEPTEMBER 2019
9th – Oslo, Hackney – SOLD OUT

FEBRUARY 2020
4th – Paris, France – Casino de Paris
5th – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
7th – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
14th – Dublin, Republic of Ireland – Olympia Theatre
17th – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall
20th – Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland Ballroom
24th – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
26th – Manchester, England – O2 Victoria Warehouse
29th – Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds 

MARCH 2020
3rd – Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham
6th – London, England – Alexandra Palace

APRIL 2020
1st – Los Angeles – Wiltern
9th – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Supergrass: ‘The Strange Ones 1994-2008’ – Multi-Format ‘Best Of’ 

Released 24th January 2020 (Produced in association with Supergrass) 

FULL FORMAT INFORMATION:

DELUXE BOX SET

  • All 6 studio albums on heavyweight vinyl picture discs: 

I Should Coco, In It For The Money, Supergrass, Life On Other Planets, Road To Rouen, Diamond Hoo Ha 

  • 13 CDs:
  • 1 x 6CD set – All 6 original studio albums in new digipack
  • 1 x 4CD set – Live: Over 5 hours of previously unreleased performances spanning their entire career. Includes radio sessions, full production live shows and acoustic sets
  • 1 x 2CD set – Remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions and other rarities. Includes tracks previously unreleased digitally
  • 1 x 1CD – Demos, out-takes and oddities. All previously unreleased
  • 7” single:

‘Caught By The Fuzz’ / ‘Richard III’ 2020 Remixes

  • Deluxe book:

52 pages, containing unseen band photos and essays on the original albums by Everett True, Charles Shaar Murray, Sylvia Patterson, Andrew Male, Adam Sweeting, Paul Moody. Band quotes from interviews with Matt Everitt  

  • Full colour posters x 4:

3 reproduced original tour posters and one band photo poster  

  • Colour button badges x 8:

From the ‘Supergrass Is 10’ sleeve artwork – 4 x 2”, 4 x 1.5” 

2LP

Compiled by Supergrass Gatefold sleeve with heavyweight vinyl 26 career-spanning tracks: 9 top 20 hits, including 5 top 10s12 page, 12” insert containing sleeve notes, band quotes, rare band photos Tracklist (same as for the digital album):

Side 1
1 Diamond Hoo Ha Man
2 Bad Blood
3 Outside
4 Rebel In You
5 Tales Of Endurance (Parts 4, 5 & 6)
6 St. PetersburgSide 2
1 Fin
2 Kiss Of Life
3 Brecon Beacons
4 Rush Hour Soul
5 Seen The Light
6 Grace
7 MovingSide 3
1 Mary
2 Beautiful People
3 Pumping On Your Stereo
4 In It For The Money
5 Richard III
6 Late In The DaySide 4
1 Sun Hits The Sky
2 She’s So Loose
3 Mansize Rooster
4 Strange Ones
5 Lenny
6 Alright
7 Caught By The Fuzz

1CD
  • Compiled by Supergrass 
  • Gatefold sleeve softpack
  • 22 career-spanning tracks: 9 top 20 hits, including 5 top 10s
  • Extended booklet containing sleevenotes with band quotes, rare band photos 

Tracklist:

1 Diamond Hoo Ha Man
2 Outside
3 Rebel In You
4 Tales Of Endurance (Parts 4, 5 & 6)
5 St. Petersburg
6 Fin
7 Kiss Of Life
8 Brecon Beacons
9 Seen The Light
10 Grace
11 Moving
12 Mary
13 Beautiful People
14 Pumping On Your Stereo
15 In It For The Money
16 Richard III
17 Late In The Day
18 Sun Hits The Sky
19 Mansize Rooster
20 Lenny
21 Alright
22 Caught By The Fuzz