Summer festivals, Living Years 25th Anniversary tour

Mike + the Mechanics Living Years Tour

We’re delighted to say plans for summer festivals are now underway, you can see the current list of dates and book tickets on the live page. We hope to be adding more dates over the coming weeks.

Amongst those already announced is the Rewind Festival where Mike and the band will line up alongside the likes of The Boomtown Rats, Hugh Cornwell and Level 42 in a festival setting with great food, glamping and great bands.

In Germany there’s already an exciting set of dates planned including the Antenne Niedersachsen Open Air in Soltau and the band will also be visiting Switzerland and Luxembourg.

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The big day is finally here!

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Today sees the release of not one but two double-CD albums from Mike + the Mechanics.

The Singles 1985 – 2014 is the first collection of all M+TM’s hits in one package with b-sides, unreleased material and brand new track ‘When My Feet Don’t Touch the Ground’.

Living Years: Deluxe Edition marks the 25th anniversary of the album that made M+TM global chart-toppers. The 2 CD re-release includes a new recording of ‘The Living Years’ with Andrew Roachford on vocals and live recordings from the band’s 1989 tour.

You can buy both albums from Amazon using the links above.

Get a signed copy of Mike’s book at the public launch

For Mike and the Mechanics fans who can’t wait for the band’s next live appearance (that’ll be the start of The Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour in February) here’s a chance to see Mike Rutherford live in London discussing his new memoirs The Living Years.

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An Evening With Mike Rutherford is a Waterstones event which takes place at St James’s Church, Piccadilly at 7pm on Wednesday 29th January.

Mike will be interviewed by journalist John Walsh of The Independent about the book, the writing process, Mike’s relationship with his father and over 30 years of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics history.

Tickets for this rare public appearance (not counting gigs of course), including a pre-signed copy of the book, are £20 and can be bought from Waterstones Piccadilly or from the Waterstones website.

Be quick – there are only 250 tickets in total!