After their tenth studio album ‘As The Love Continues’ debuted at number 1 on the UK Official Album Charts, marking the band’s first number 1, Mogwai have announced an extra special hometown show to celebrate!
Taking place at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 7th November, general sale tickets go on sale this Friday.
Speaking about their number 1 record, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says, “We’re unbelievably happy to have the number 1 album in the UK. We want to thank everyone at Rock Action Records - both of you - and mostly to thank everyone who has bought, downloaded and streamed the album, and supported us over the last week, and the last 25 years. It’s something we’re amazed by. We’re taken aback by everyone’s support, kindness and generosity.
“It is 25 years this week we released our first single ‘Tuner/Lower’, the first release on our own label Rock Action Records. We didn’t start the band or the label to get into the charts. None of us ever envisaged either the band or the label being in a position where having a Number 1 record would be a possibility.
“We started the label with a loan of £400 from my now-brother in law. Martin’s folks generously helped us out by paying for the studio to record the songs. We were just kids that wanted to make an amazing noise and get our record played on John Peel. Amazingly John did play the record, and one thing led to another to get us to the point we’re at now. It’s been an incredible journey making music together over the last quarter century, taking us to places we never dreamed of and getting to play our music to more people than we ever imagined.”
Check out the show deets below.
Get your copy of the latest issue
More like this
Celeste, Laura Mvula and Black Country, New Road also made the shortlist.
An instrumental masterclass.
Taken from their upcoming new album ‘As The Love Continues’.
They’re not until February next year though, lads.