(UK) Texas celebrate their 25th Anniversary in style with the release of their latest album ‘Texas 25’ which contains brand new songs along with the very best of the multi-million selling (over 38 million album sales so far), multi-platinum, Ivor Novello Award winning band. The first single to be taken from ‘Texas 25’ is a brand new song, ‘Start A Family’ which is released on the same day as the album – February 16th 2015. To pre-order ‘Texas 25’ click here.
‘Start A Family’ is written by Texas stalwarts Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone along with newcomers Karen-Anne and Jack Townes. The track was recorded by Texas in Glasgow and New York. The song is is classic Texas – beautiful soulful pop with a stunning melody built around Sharleen’s powerful and evocative vocal. ‘Start A Family’ will come with a cinematic video starring longtime Texas fan Alan Rickman, who memorably danced the tango with Sharleen in the video for ‘In Demand’ back in 2000.
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Meanwhile ‘Texas 25’ contains three further brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).
Recorded in the Queens studio of Truth & Soul and mixed at The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach’s Nashville studios, working on ‘Texas 25’ was a chance for Sharleen Spiteri and the boys to hear Black Eyed Boy, Halo, I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, The Conversation with new ears. ‘It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we’ve always been about, soul music.’ says Sharleen. Listen to ‘Inner Smile (Truth & Soul Session)’ here.
In 2015, Texas will present the findings of their 25 years in pop in a new, intimate arrangement, ‘An Evening With…’ in which Sharleen will talk through her amazing career and the band will play as a four piece skiffle ensemble as punctuation points.
‘AN EVENING WITH TEXAS’
SATURDAY 18 BRIGHTON DOME
SUNDAY 19 BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
MONDAY 20 SALFORD THE LOWRY
WEDNESDAY 22 GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 24 DUNFERMLINE ALHAMBRA
SATURDAY 25 EDINBURGH QUEENS HALL
MONDAY 27 GATESHEAD THE SAGE
TUESDAY 28 HULL CITY HALL
WEDNESDAY 29 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 1 BATH FORUM
SATURDAY 2 LONDON PALLADIUM
SUNDAY 3 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
TUESDAY 5 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL
WEDNESDAY 6 READING HEXAGON
For further information and ticket purchase links click here.