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The Bluetones set for Coventry appearance at Copper Rooms

Shaun Reynolds 15th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

INDIE rock band The Blueton are back to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and a special Coventry date is set to keep Midlands fans happy.

Credited with filling the gap that the Stone Roses left behind, The Bluetones provide a graceful performance with slightly psychedelic overtones.

Formed in Hounslow in 1994, the group consists of guitarist Adam Devlin, drummer Eds Chester, vocalist Mark Morriss and his brother Scott, who plays bass.

Their fame started in 1996 when the four-piece released ‘Slight Return’ which shot to number two in the charts – a month before their debut album ‘Expecting To Fly’ was released.

The band has scored 13 Top 40 singles since and three Top Ten albums in the UK charts.

Although their commercial success waned in the post-Britpop era, they continued to tour and release new records.

Their most recent album – A New Athens – was released in May 2010.

Despite splitting in October 2011, the band announced they would re-form for a special UK tour in 2015.

The Bluetones will be performing at the Coventry Copper Rooms on Friday (September 16).

Tickets, priced £21, are available from www.thecopperrooms.com or by calling 02476 572777.