Fun Lovin’ Criminals, 25th Anniversary of 100% Colombian
15th December 2023 - 7:00 pm
Foundry
14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS, THE ICONIC MULTI-GENRE BAND KNOWN FOR THEIR ECLECTIC FUSION OF ROCK, HIP HOP, AND JAZZ, HAVE ANNOUNCED A WORLDWIDE TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR 2ND ALBUM 100% COLOMBIAN.

FANS CAN EXPECT AN ELECTRIFYING LIVE EXPERIENCE, INFUSED WITH THE BAND’S TRADEMARK BLEND OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SWAGGER, HIP HOP GROOVES, AND SOULFUL MELODIES THAT HAVE CAPTIVATED AUDIENCES FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

BRIAN ‘FAST’ LEISER, FRANK BENBINI AND NAIM CORTAZZI WILL PERFORM THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY, ALONG WITH THE BAND’S HITS FROM THEIR EXTENSIVE DISCOGRAPHY. SINCE THE RELEASE OF 100% COLOMBIAN, WHICH SPAWNED THE HITS BIG NIGHT OUT, LOVE UNLIMITED AND KOREAN BODEGA, THE ALBUM HAS BECOME A FAN FAVOURITE AND ITS RELEASE MARKED A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE BAND’S CAREER.

THE NEW YORKERS CEMENTED THEIR PLACE IN MUSIC HISTORY BY BLENDING THEIR SIGNATURE GENRE-BENDING ROCK AND HIP-HOP SOUND WITH SMOOTH GROOVES, DEFT WORDPLAY ABOUT LIFE IN NEW YORK AND AN UNMISTAKABLE CHARM THAT RESONATED WITH AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD.

LEAD VOCALIST AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST BRIAN ‘FAST’ LEISER SAID: ”IT WILL BE AN HONOUR TO PERFORM THE SONGS FROM 100% COLOMBIAN TO OUR FANS. THIS ALBUM HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THEIR HEARTS AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES WHILE BRINGING A FRESH ENERGY TO THE STAGE.”

DRUMMER FRANK BENBINI SAID: “IT’S GOING TO BE VERY SPECIAL. FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES I’VE NURTURED THE SONGS LIVE FROM 100% COLOMBIAN – BUT NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE PLAYED THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY. IT WILL BE SIMPLY GREAT TO BRING THAT ALBUM ALIVE IN FULL TECHNICOLOR FOR THE FANS OF THE BAND.”

GUITARIST NAIM CORTAZZI ADDED: “I’M THRILLED TO BE PART OF THIS MILESTONE TOUR AND CONTRIBUTE MY OWN STYLE TO THE ICONIC FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS SOUND. THE SHOWS SO FAR IN THE UK AND EUROPE HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE. TOGETHER, WE ARE READY TO CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FANS AND CELEBRATE THE MUSIC THAT HAS BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER.”

Venue

Foundry Foundry Studio & Fusion
Students Union
Western Bank
Broomhall
Sheffield S10 2TG
UK
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