Currently preparing for their shows at The Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy and The Troxy in London, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale, plus their sold-out headline slot at Heartland Festival in Denmark and sold out show at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm in the first week of June, THE THE have announced the full band line up.
Alongside Matt Johnson, the line-up features a member from each of the three previous THE THE world tours; James Eller on bass (representing the ‘Versus The World’ tour), DC Collard on keyboards (representing the ‘Lonely Planet’ tour) and Earl Harvin on drums (representing the ‘Naked’ tour).
They are joined by ‘new’ member, Barrie Cadogan on guitar who has played with his own band Little Barrie as well as Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Thee Hypnotics, Damo Suzuki, Spiritualized and The Chemical Brothers amongst others.
Talking about the line-up and forthcoming shows, Matt Johnson said:
For this tour I wanted to strip down many of the songs and actually reduce the sonic palette. We won’t be using any samplers, click-tracks, sequencers or synthesizers. It's just five musicians performing reinterpretations of my catalogue. The songs are not supposed to be reproductions of the album versions and many of them don't sound like they do on the old recordings.