Harley reunites Cockney Rebel Best Years lineup
16-date UK tour announced to celebrate 40th anniversary of seminal album
Steve Harley has reunited the surviving members of Cockney Rebel's Best Years Of Our Lives lineup for a 16-date UK tour.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel's 1975 album Best Years Of Our Lives, guitarist Jim Cregan, drummer Stuart Elliot and keyboard player Duncan Mackay will join Harley on the tour, which kicks off in Manchester on November 2.
The shows will be the first time the lineup has played together with Harley since 1976.
Harley says: “The three guys are still my mates. The fun we had back then, when we toured and recorded together, holds fabulous and special memories. I take life on the road a lot more seriously now, though, so they'd better be prepared.
"I'm thrilled to think they'll be up there on the great UK concert hall stages with me once again.”
The shows will comprise two sets. One will be The Best Years Of Our Lives album itself in its entirety, along with a few B-sides. The other set will be comprised of tracks chosen by a fans poll via the Harley website and social media.
STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL UK TOUR 2015
02 Nov: Bridgewater Hall Manchester
03 Nov: Cymru Llandudno
04 Nov: Brangwyn Hall Swansea
05 Nov: Palace Theatre Southend
07 Nov: Bath Halls Scunthorpe
08 Nov: Dome Doncaster
10 Nov: City Hall Salisbury
11 Nov: Indigo at The O2 London
12 Nov: Assembly Theatre Tunbridge Wells
14 Nov: Corn Exchange Cambridge
16 Nov: Philharmonic Liverpool
17 Nov: Symphony Hall Birmingham
18 Nov: Regent Theatre Ipswich
20 Nov: Warwick Arts Centre Coventry
21 Nov: Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
23 Nov: G Live Guildford