Preview: Inspiral Carpets

by Mark Harrop

Inspiral Carpets, one of the key movers in the Madchester scene that lit up the late-1980s/early-1990s, have added a Norwich date to their 2023 reunion tour.

The band, who rose to fame alongside the likes of Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, haven’t played live since 2015.

Inspiral Carpets are heading to Epic Studios
Inspiral Carpets are heading to Epic Studios

The death of drummer Craig Gill, aged just 44, in 2016 seemed to spell the end for the road for Inspiral Carpets, whose hits include This Is How It Feels and Saturn 5.

Earlier this year they announced spring dates and the tour has now been extended to include Norwich’s Epic Studios on Friday, August 25. Support will come from Floral Image.

The previous announcement included a show at Cambridge Junction, on Friday, March 31.

The show will give fans an opportunity to celebrate Gill’s life.

Announcing the tour, the band said: “We know this will be an emotional journey for a lot of people, not least Craig’s family.

“We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate some of the music we created and which has brought so much joy to people over the last 34 years.”

Click here for tickets to the Norwich show, and here for Cambridge.

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