James Walsh Joins The UK Tour

James Walsh, singer/songwriter and frontman of multi-million selling band Starsailor, will be supporting Mike and The Mechanics on their forthcoming UK tour in March 2015.

April 2014 saw James Walsh release his debut album ‘Turning Point’ which was produced by Harry Rutherford. James recorded his album at Genesis’ legendary Fisher Lane Studios, and features Mike Rutherford on multiple tracks.



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Mike and the Mechanics - The Living Years, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - 2CDs


North American fans finally get a chance to own a copy of the deluxe edition of the classic Living Years album. Scheduled for release on February 10, to coincide with Mike + The Mechanics 2015 tour dates, the 25th Anniversary 2xCD set includes the original studio album, along with a bonus disc of live recordings from 1989 Living Years UK tour and including the song The Living Years 2014 which has been re-recorded with the South African Isango Choir and Andrew Roachford on lead vocals. Living Years Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/ Continue reading

Announcement: Successful Hits Tour to hit the US and Canada



That’s right, it’s hot off the press – Mike + The Mechanics will be touring America in early 2015 – February and March – and we hope to see you there!

We’re excited to announce that we will be flying over to America before hitting the road back over in the UK with the Hits Tour 2015.

Come join Mike + the Mechanics on what promises to be a great tour, taking in Alexandria (VA), Bethlehem (PA), Annapolis (MD), Terrytown (NY), New York (NY), Atlantic City (NJ), Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Toronto (ON), Montreal (QC), Munhall (PA), Ann Arbor (MI), Northfield (OH), Cincinnati (OH), Milwaukee (WI) and Chicago (IL).

For more information on tickets and dates for the US and Canadian tour visit our Live page.

Mike joins Sara Cox on Sounds of the 80s


This Saturday’s Sounds of the 80s show on Radio 2, hosted by Sara Cox, will feature a special treat for M+TM fans: a guest appearance by Mike Rutherford.

As well as chatting to Mike about his Mechanics’ and Genesis’ work in the 80s, Sara will be taking a look at the Top 5 from this week in 1982 and dusting off three tracks from a classic Belinda Carlisle LP.

If you’re reading this after Saturday, don’t worry, you can still catch Mike’s appearance on the BBC iPlayer.

Announcing: The Hits Tour 2015


The hardest working band in the business? Very possibly.

No sooner had Mike + The Mechanics finished their fantastic The Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour with a blow out gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in March than they embarked upon a whirlwind set of dates in Europe (from which they’ll take a brief sojourn to play the REWIND festival in Henley and Cheshire in August).

And they’d barely embarked upon that mini-odyssey before they were plotting their next big UK tour; details of which we’re pleased to announce now.

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