Following the release, the band will be embarking on a mammoth UK tour including a performance at London’s Brixton Academy for the 15th time in their career. They will be playing the classic album in full as well as other hits from their 28-year career and will be supported by Ferocious Dog and Gaz Brookfield.
The Levelling The Land special edition will be available as a 2CD & 1DVD set featuring the original album, plus a live version recorded at Brixton Academy and a DVD of that performance. There will also be a limited edition 2LP coloured vinyl set featuring the original album plus the live version.
Levelling The Land was originally released in 1991 and features the hit singles ‘One Way’, ‘15 Years’ and ‘Far From Home’ plus ‘The Game’, ‘Liberty Song’, ‘Another Man’s Cause’, ‘Riverflow’, ‘Boatman’ and the incendiary ‘Battle Of The Beanfield’.
During that summer, Levelling The Land redefined the UK’s musical landscape providing the soundtrack for a society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80’s pre-grunge musical wasteland. Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game.
Formed of Mark Chadwick, Jeremy "Jez" Cunningham, Charlie Heather, Jonathan "Jon" Sevink, Simon Friend and Matt Savage, Levellers run their own label and their own studio as well as their own festival, ‘Beautiful Days’. They headline Beautiful Days 2016 this coming Sunday, other acts include Leftfield, James and Billy Bragg.
Cherished and maligned in equal measure, they are one of Britain’s finest musical exports as witnessed by the huge North American and Australian tours that precede this release and their victorious UK shows.
Sunday 21st - Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 18th - Hastings Pier
Wednesday 23rd - Cardiff, TramShed (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 24th - Bristol, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Friday 25th - Plymouth, Pavilions
Saturday 26th - Manchester Academy (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 27th - Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 29th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Wednesday 30th - Glasgow, Barrowland
Thursday 1st - Leeds, O2 Academy
Friday 2nd - Portsmouth, Guildhall
Saturday 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton
Tuesday 6th - Liverpool, O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th - Norwich, UEA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 8th - Lincoln, Engine Shed
Friday 9th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 10th - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Tickets for Levellers ‘Levelling The Land’ 25th Anniversary tour are on sale now with all dates and links available at www.levellers.co.uk / http://gigst.rs/Levellers.
Release: Levellers – Levelling the Land 25th Anniversary Edition
Label: On The Fiddle Recordings
Release date: 18 November 2016
Levelling the Land 25th Anniversary Edition - 2CD & DVD
CD1 – Levelling The Land original album
CD2 – Levelling The Land Live
DVD - Levelling The Land Live (Full album plus B-sides)
Levelling the Land 25th Anniversary Edition - 2LP Coloured Vinyl
LP1 – Levelling The Land original album
LP2 – Levelling The Land Live