Bristol's much-loved art rockers The Blue Aeroplanes emerged in 1984 with their debut album Bop Art. They have gone on to release 10 albums to date including the critically-acclaimed Top 40 albums Swagger and Beatsongs, and gigged extensively, including a notable tour with REM. Previous members of the Aeroplanes have gone on to join bands such as Massive Attack, Suede and Primal Scream, and notable guests artists to have contributed to their creative output include such diverse talents Andy Sheppard and Michael Stipe.
This year Cherry Red Records have released Beatsongs Deluxe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the band's finest moments. Having been off the road since 2006 they have taken this opportunity to do a 5 date UK mini tour to promote the reissue as well as the limited 2 CD edition of current release "Anti-Gravity"
The band will be supported on tour by former Strangelove frontman Patrick Duff.