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Dexys

fri 14 jun
KOKO

Doors open: 6:30 pm
Ends: 10:00 pm

14+ only. 14s to 15s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Dexys
Dexys

Best known for their major commercial success in the mid-80s, Dexys make their return with their sixth studio album, The Feminine Divine. Announced alongside lead single I’m Going To Get Free, the album is out now.

Formed in 1978, Dexys Midnight Runners reached the #1 spot in the UK in 1980 with Geno which was soon followed by their debut album Searching For The Young Soul Rebels.

After the album’s release, the lineup of the band changed with leader Kevin Rowland also changing the Dexys horn-led sound and look. In 1982, the band’s most commercially successful album Too Rye Ay was released featuring international megahit Come On Eileen. The band were now directly inspired by folk and Celtic music.

Three years later, a new sound and look followed with Don’t Stand Me Down – an album which confounded critics at the time, though it remained a fan favourite and was positively re-assessed when it was later reissued. Dexys Midnight Runners disbanded shortly after its release.

In 2003, Dexys reformed for a series of concerts, this time dropping “Midnight Runners” from their name. The band began work on a new album which would eventually be released in 2012. One Day I’m Going to Soar was hailed as a masterpiece by critics and was a triumphant comeback. Two years of touring followed.

After further lineup changes, Dexys released a covers album Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul – a record Kevin had wanted to make since the mid 80’s.

The band returned in 2023 for a new album and further concerts…


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