The Coral are James Skelly, Ian Skelly, Nick Power, Paul Duffy and Paul Molloy.
Saddling up one more time to hit the road, The Coral announce a limited, four-date UK Tour this December as the simultaneous release of new albums, Sea Of Mirrors and the physical formats-only LP, Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show begins the legendary meisters of genre-melding latest dawn raid on the British album charts.
The Coral’s rare road trip begins at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland ballroom on Fri 1 December with support duties coming from Gruff Rhys.
At the same time as detailing their first indoor headline shows since spring 2022, a deluxe edition of Sea Of Mirrors, including an exclusive to iTunes and CD remix of recent single, Faraway Worlds, by Gaz Coombes has been surprise released. Having toured on more than one occasion with Supergrass, including as main tour support for their early-2020 reunion dates, The Coral reached out to their friend to give the dusky, late-night piano ballad a few new, expansive and airy twists.
Four additional tracks, marked as part of the band’s Skiffle Sessions – Wild Bird, That’s Where She Belongs, North Winds and a cover of The Doors’ 1967 classic, People Are Strange – bring The Coral back to their essentials, equally stripped-back and effortlessly complex, carefully constructed and loaded with vocal harmonies.
Whilst the last time that The Coral performed on a complete run of UK shows was March 2022, to play their self-titled debut album in its entirety on its 20th anniversary, singer and songwriter, James Skelly and keyboardist, poet and co-songwriter, Nick Power have continued to tour into theatres with their The Making Of The Debut Album spoken word and acoustic tour. With more dates planned an onsale throughout 2024, the duo take to the stage to take fans through the wild ride of recording The Coral’s first album, illustrated with lo-fi renditions and excerpts from the record that gave the world Skeleton Key and Dreaming Of You.