Following his recent sold out show at Dublin's Vicar St, Lloyd Cole returns for a seven-date solo tour of Ireland this autumn.
The talented Scot scored a string of hits as front man with The Commotions in the eighties and the band were acclaimed for intelligent, literate pop songs such as Perfect Skin and Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?
As a solo artist, Cole scored a minor hit with Like Lovers Do from the album Love Story in 1995.
He has since released notable albums including Music in a Foreign Language (2003), Antidepressant (2006) and Broken Record (2010).
Last year, he released Standards, his tenth solo album and only his second since 1995 to feature a full band of additional musicians, including Matthew Sweet and sometime Lou Reed drummer Fred Maher.
At the time he told The Daily Telegraph, “I feel marginalised. The music I have tried to make and the career that I have tried to build is not a niche career, and yet I am in a niche and I feel bitter about it sometimes. And I feel like I wanna break out of it. I know that, at age 52, the odds are against me but I am willing to give it a shot."
Cole plays The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire, on Saturday, August 30; St Iberius Church, Wexford, Sunday 31; Set Theatre, Kilkenny, Monday, September 1; Roisin Dubh,Galway, Wednesday, September 3; Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Thursday, September 4; Triskel Christchurch,Cork, Friday, September 5; Gleneagles Hotel (Acoustic Room) Killarney, Saturday September 6.