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Following the release of their highly anticipated new album The Feminine Divine last year, Dexys are back on the road with a new tour that includes Lighthouse for their first show in Poole since 1982.
With more than a billion streams worldwide, three top 10 albums in the UK, two number one singles, a Brit Award and a multi-platinum selling album with their sophomore release Too-Rye-Ay (as Dexys Midnight Runners), Dexys are as vital and exciting today as ever.
After taking some time out to refocus his energy, band leader Kevin Rowland came back to music with a fresh perspective and new-found positivity and The Feminine Divine marks a new chapter in a book that just keeps getting better and better.
The record’s first half is full of music hall-esque swagger, much of it written with original Dexys trombonist Big Jim Paterson (a non-touring band member). The second side of the record is like nothing Dexys have done before. A saucy, synth-heavy cabaret, written in collaboration with Sean Read and Mike Timothy. It’s steamy, fizzing and sultry, at times doom-laden and heavy and at other times raunchy and funky. Quite a heady mix.
The Feminine Divine is the fifth Dexys album of original material and was debuted in dramatic fashion, from beginning to finale, alongside a selection of classics and hits, last year on a short tour of the UK.