Turin Brakes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their infamous 2001 Mercury Prize shortlisted album ‘The Optimist’.
The South London band released the LP back in March 2001 with founding members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with long-time bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer.
The album achieved gold status in the UK and was followed up by their 2003 release ‘Ether Song’, which featured Top 5 hit single ‘Pain Killer (Summer Rain)’.
Turin Brakes has since released seven Top 40 singles, six Top 40 albums and over a million sales worldwide.
To mark two decades of their definitive debut they will head out on a UK tour in October 2021.
Turin Brakes The Optimist LP 20th Anniversary Tour Dates:
Southampton The 1865, 07 Oct
Cambridge Junction, 08
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, 09
Brighton Chalk, 10
Bristol O2 Academy, 14
Manchester Cathedral, 15
Newcastle Boiler Shop, 16
Glasgow Barrowlands, 17
Birmingham O2 Institute, 21
Leeds University Stylus, 22
Liverpool O2 Academy, 23
Cardiff Tramshed, 24
The band commented, “It’s very exciting! We can’t wait to get out and perform this big milestone set comprising of the Optimist and other TB faves for everyone. The Optimist means so much to us and the people it touched in the early part of this century. So, let’s climb into our TB time machine where we’ve set the controls for 2001. Where did the time go…?”
‘The Optimist’ LP Tracklisting:
Underdog (Save Me)
State of Things
By TV Light
Mind Over Money