Fatboy Slim ‘Loves Summer’ 2024 Tour Heads to Halifax
Fatboy Slim is bringing his big beats and incredible live show to historic Halifax next summer as part of his 2024 ‘Loves Summer’ tour.
The legendary DJ and producer’s eight-date UK and Ireland tour hits The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Saturday 24 August for a night under the stars at the Yorkshire venue’s iconic courtyard.
Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 3 November via ticketmaster.co.uk
The tour, which also includes a second Yorkshire date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 6, takes in some of the UK’s most beautiful venues.
Norman Cook – aka Fatboy Slim – said: “Here we go again everyone… This tour covers some stunning locations, many of which I’ve never played before and I’m really excited about it. Roll on the summer.”
Fatboy Slim joins Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Richard Ashcroft, Jess Glynne, Loyle Carner and rock legends Status Quo among the Live at The Piece Hall 2024 headliners – with many more to be announced very soon.
The Halifax show is co-promoted by The Piece Hall Trust and Cuffe and Taylor. Nicky Chance-Thompson MBE DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “I cannot wait to welcome one of the biggest, best known and most loved DJs in the UK to The Piece Hall.
“Fatboy Slim is an icon of the British club scene, credited with taking underground dance music into the mainstream. His huge talent is matched perfectly with his ability to entertain the crowd and I know the courtyard will be absolutely bouncing when he takes to the decks next summer.”
Today’s tour announcement arrives on the heels of the 25th anniversary reissue of Fatboy Slim’s legendary album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby.
First released in 1998, the album became one of the defining records of the 1990s, irrespective of genre. Swinging from hip-hop, to reggae and jangle pop, with this record Norman Cook broke stylistic ground and delivered a wildly original album, filled with imagination, huge hooks and infectious beats.
The album that spawned era-defining singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin, Praise You and Right Here Right Now was bigger than just a dance album, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby was a genuine phenomenon, enjoying huge critical and commercial success; reaching Number One in the UK album charts, it contains four UK Top 10 singles, and earned Norman a BRIT Award for best producer and two further nominations (Male Solo Artist and British Single) along the way.
The 25th anniversary reissue album has been remastered at half speed at Abbey Road Studios for the best available audio quality possible and is available to buy here.
20 years after those historic, era-defining tunes and huge live gatherings, Fatboy Slim continues to push the envelope and remain one of the most in demand DJ’s and purveyor of quality beats in the world.