The 1980s gave us some resilient pop stars. After a recent excellent show from Dexys and Holly Johnson due soon, this Halloween sees Lloyd Cole reunite with a couple of original Commotions as he returns to Brighton to debut his new, highly praised album ‘On Pain’.
In August, Lloyd Cole released a video to accompany his last single ‘The Idiot’, the second from the album. The video was filmed at the legendary Horseshoe Bar in Toronto, and stars dancers Kaelin Isserlin (as ‘David’) and Ryan Kostyniuk (as ‘Jim’).
‘On Pain’ is Cole’s twelfth album as a solo artist and features eight new Lloyd Cole songs, four of which are co-written by Commotions founding members Blair Cowan and Neil Clark, who also perform on the record. The album is produced by Chris Merrick Hughes (ex-Adam & The Ants drummer) and was recorded in Lloyd’s attic studio The Establishment in Massachusetts.
Joining Lloyd on stage will be Blair Cowan and Neil Clark as well as Glaswegian Icelandic drummer Signy Jakobsdottir. There’s no support, with the evening comprised of two sets: one to be solo acoustic, and the other will be electric with a band and hopefully a number of well-loved Commotions’ classics.
Tickets are available from the Dome box office or online here.
Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Tuesday 31st October 2023