Mike + The Mechanics 30th Anniversary of the ‘Living Years’ Released 26th October

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Mike + The Mechanics

30th Anniversary of the ‘Living Years’

 Deluxe Double CD & Double LP Sets

Including the original album, 40-page book, bonus tracks, rare behind the scenes photographs, memorabilia from the band and more

 Released Direct To Customer on 26 October 2018


and through all other outlets on November 30, 2018

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mike + The Mechanics seminal ‘Living Years’, the album will be reissued in deluxe double CD and double vinyl formats that will be released through BMG Records direct to fans on October 26 and through all other outlets on November 30, 2018.

Available on vinyl for the first time ever, this set is re-imagined into a beautiful double LP and CD deluxe 40 page hardback book. There are brand new liner notes written by renowned music journalist Neil McCormick and rare behind the scenes photos and memorabilia from the band. As well as the original album, there are live bonus tracks many of which are being made available for the first time, as well as a never before released 2014 version of their global smash hit single ‘The Living Years’.

 Available for pre-order now at


There are a limited 1,000 copies with additional signed art cards as well as an exclusive T-Shirt with all direct to customer purchases.

 Originally released in October 1988, ‘Living Years’ was Mike + The Mechanics second album and found global success charting at number 2 in the UK, breaking into the US Billboard chart at 13 as well as finding top 10 and 20 success throughout Europe. The album’s second single ‘The Living Years’ was the catalyst for the band and albums huge global success after becoming a worldwide number 1 hit through Europe, the US and Australia.

2019 Tour Dates:

18/02/2019 – National Stadium, Dublin

20/02/2019 – Theatre Royal, Norwich

21/02/2019 – G Live, Guildford

23/02/2019 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

24/02/2019 – Sage, Gateshead

25/02/2019 – Concert Hall, Perth

27/02/2019 – Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen

28/02/2019 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

01/03/2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

03/03/2019 – Sands Centre, Carlisle

04/03/2019 – Victoria Hall, Stoke

05/03/2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

07/03/2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

08/03/2019 – De Montford Hall, Leicester

10/03/2019 – Royal Centre, Nottingham

11/03/2019 – Opera House, Buxton

12/03/2019 – New Theatre, Oxford

14/03/2019 – G Live, Guildford

15/03/2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

16/03/2019 – City Hall, Sheffield

18/03/2019 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

19/03/2019 – Barbican, York

21/03/2019 – St Davids Hall, Cardiff

22/03/2019 – Pavilion, Bournemouth

23/03/2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

25/03/2019 – Winter Gardens, Margate

26/03/2019 – Hexagon, Reading

27/03/2019 – Dome, Brighton

29/03/2019 – Pavilions, Plymouth

30/03/2019 – Guildhall, Portsmouth

01/04/2019 – Royal Albert Hall, London

02/04/2019 – Colosseum, Watford

03/04/2019 – Anvil, Basingstoke

05/04/2019 – Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

07/04/2019 – Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

08/04/2019 – Hippodrome, Bristol

09/04/2019 – City Hall, Sailsbury

Tickets for these shows are available now from




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