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Mike + The Mechanics to release Let Me Fly in April

The band is back with their first new album in 6 years.

Mike + The Mechanics
Credit: BMG

Mike + The Mechanics will release new album Let Me Fly on 7th April 2017 through BMG it has been announced.

The band, who have been around for 32 years and released 8 albums, will release the album as the follow-up to 2011’s The Road. The current line-up is Mike Rutherford (guitar/bass), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (drums), Anthony Drennan (guitar), plus vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

For the record the band worked with producer Brian Rawling and songwriter Clark Datchler, the former singer for Johnny Hates Jazz.

“We sat down together and from day one it worked. Clark’s a proper writer and he brought something new. I’d send him lines and he’d bring them to life. We never had a slow day.”

Mike also collaborated with Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Kaiser Chiefs, Adele, Sam Smith) and Ed Drewett (One Direction, Professor Green), while both Mechanics singers collaborated too.

The track listing for Let Me Fly is:

1. Let Me Fly
2. Are You Ready
3. Wonder
4. The Best Is Yet To Come
5. Save The World
6. High Life
7. Don’t Know What Came Over Me
8. The Letter
9. Not Out Of Love
10. Love Left Over
11. I’ll Be There For You
12. Save My Soul

Fans can see the band on tour at the following dates:

February 14 – Opera House, Buxton
February 15 – Sage, Gateshead
February 17 – Barbican, York
February 19 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
February 20 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
February 21 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
February 23 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
February 24 – Royal Centre, Nottingham
February 25 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
February 27 – Victoria Hall, Hanley
February 28 – G Live, Guildford

March 1 – Colston Hall, Bristol
March 3 – Pavilions, Plymouth
March 4 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
March 5 – New Theatre, Oxford
March 7 – Hexagon, Reading
March 8 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 9 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
March 11 – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
March 13 – Dome, Brighton
March 15 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
March 17 – Concert Hall, Perth
March 18 – His Majesty’s , Aberdeen
March 19 – Festival Hall, Edinburgh
March 21 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
March 22 – City Hall, Sheffield
March 24 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
March 25 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
March 26 – Royal Albert Hall, London
March 28 – City Hall, Salisbury

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