MIKE + THE MECHANICS announce 2014 UK Tour


2014 UK TOUR

To celebrate Mike + The Mechanics classic 1988 album ‘The Living Years’ 25th anniversary this year, the band will embark on a UK tour in February/March 2014, with the tour stopping at the following venues:

February 2014
Wednesday       12th       Rhyl                              Rhyl Pavilion
Friday               14th       Holmfirth                        Picturdome
Saturday           15th       Buxton                          Opera House
Sunday             16th       Norwich                         Theatre Royal
Tuesday            18th        Kings Lynn                    Corn Exchange
Wednesday       19th       Chatham                       Central Theatre
Friday               21st       Bolton                           Albert’s Hall                 
Saturday           22nd       Wirral                           New Brighton Floral Pavilion
Sunday             23rd       Warrington                    Parr Hall
Tuesday            25th       Aberdeen                      Music Hall
Thursday           27th       Perth                            Concert Hall
Friday               28th       Gateshead                    The Sage
March 2014
Saturday           1st         Birmingham                   Symphony Hall
Monday            3rd         Ipswich                         Corn Exchange
Tuesday            4th         Fareham                       Fereneham Hall
Thursday           6th         Basingstoke                  Anvil
Friday               7th         Basildon                       Towngate Theatre
Sunday             9th         St Albans                      St Albans Arena
Monday            10th       Tunbridge Wells             Assembly Hall Theatre
Wednesday       12th       Bradford                        St George’s Hall
Thursday           13th       Porthcawl                      Grand Pavilion
Friday               14th       Stevenage                     Stevenage Leisure Centre
Sunday             16th       London                          Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets for the London show go on sale at 9am on Friday 7th June priced £40 (subject to booking fee) from

‘The Living Years’ was Mike + The Mechanics second album hit Number 1 in the US as well as reach Number 2 in UK charts. The album – which included the singles ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, ‘Seeing is Believing’ and the classic title track ‘The Living Years’ – has received Gold status in the UK as well as in Canada and the US.

Formed in 1984 by Genesis founding member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics was a side project that would go on to sell over 10 million records worldwide. Originally featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young (formerly of Sad Café), the group developed a rich catalogue of hit after hit including Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Over My Shoulder and the massive worldwide hit single The Living Years.

In 2010, Rutherford joined forces with one of the UK’s most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford and Canadian born actor and singer Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics who have been touring together across the UK and Europe ever since.

Since this new generation of the band has come to form, Mike Rutherford has shared writing duties with Andrew Roachford – known for storming the UK Charts in the 90s with the anthem ‘Cuddly Toy. Roachford became Columbia’s biggest selling UK act for ten years, with tunes like ‘Only To Be With You’ to ‘The Way That I Feel’ becoming international hits and giving Roachford the opportunity to tour the world and hone his talent – becoming the truly great entertainer that he is today. Throughout his career he has organically blended different sounds and genres from rock to soul music and has become a prolific songwriter.

Joining Roachford and sharing the vocal duties is Tim Howar, a Canadian actor/singer who came to the UK 10 years ago to start a band in the country where his icons were born. He formed and toured with Vantramp supporting the likes of Rod Stewart, Paulo Nutini, Sugababes and Newton Faulkner. Vantramp’s debut album was released to critical acclaim. Currently starring in the hit West End musical Rock of Ages as Stacee Jaxx, Howar’s acting career has seen him perform on Broadway, as well as touring the US and Canada and saw Tim take the starring role as Rod Stewart in the show ‘Tonight’s The Night’.