The Coral

The Coral

The Coral

Saturday, 2 December 2023 19:00

The Coral announce December tour dates as Gaz Coombes remix surfaces on Sea Of Mirrors deluxe edition


“The Merseysiders’ most fully realised set of songs since their debut”

The Guardian – ★★★★

“Not bad for a bunch of stoners from the Wirral”

The Times – ★★★★

“Long may they voyage” – Shindig! ★★★★★★

“…there is a depth to these songs…” – Mojo ★★★★

“…the most ambitious work of their career…” – Rolling Stone


The Coral – ON TOUR – December 2023

Tickets On General Sale Fri 15 Sep 2023, 9:30am

Sea Of Mirrors & Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show

The two albums – OUT NOW

Run On Records in assoc. with Modern Sky UK

Saddling up one more time to hit the road, The Coral announce a limited, four-date UK Tour this December as the simultaneous release of new albums, Sea Of Mirrors and the physical formats-only LP, Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show begins the legendary meisters of genre-melding latest dawn raid on the British album charts.

The Coral’s rare road trip begins at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland ballroom on Fri 1 December and ends at Manchester’s New Century a week later on Sat 9 December. Tickets go on general sale on Fri 15 Sep 2023 at 9:30am. Support duties are shared across the dates between Gruff Rhys (Glasgow and Liverpool) and Iraina Mancini (Manchester).

At the same time as detailing their first indoor headline shows since spring 2022, a deluxe edition of Sea Of Mirrors, including an exclusive to iTunes and CD remix of recent single, Faraway Worlds, by Gaz Coombes has been surprise released. Having toured on more than one occasion with Supergrass, including as main tour support for their early-2020 reunion dates, The Coral reached out to their friend to give the dusky, late-night piano ballad a few new, expansive and airy twists.

Four additional tracks, marked as part of the band’s Skiffle SessionsWild Bird, That’s Where She Belongs, North Winds and a cover of The Doors’ 1967 classic, People Are Strange – bring The Coral back to their essentials, equally stripped-back and effortlessly complex, carefully constructed and loaded with vocal harmonies.

All of the newly announced UK Tour dates for The Coral are as follows:

  • Fri 1 December – Glasgow, Barrowland
  • Sat 2 December – Liverpool, Olympia
  • Thu 7 December – London, Electric Ballroom
  • Sat 9 December – Manchester, New Century


All ticket links and information on upcoming live dates are available via

Whilst the last time that The Coral performed on a complete run of UK shows was March 2022, to play their self-titled debut album in its entirety on its 20th anniversary, singer and songwriter, James Skelly and keyboardist, poet and co-songwriter, Nick Power have continued to tour into theatres with their The Making Of The Debut Album spoken word and acoustic tour. With more dates planned an onsale throughout 2024, the duo take to the stage to take fans through the wild ride of recording The Coral’s first album, illustrated with lo-fi renditions and excerpts from the record that gave the world Skeleton Key and Dreaming Of You.

Sea Of Mirrors was last week on multiple, limited-edition and standard vinyl formats as well as CD, cassette and digital, while Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show was only available to fans and collectors on single-pressing physical vinyl, CD and cassette. The deluxe edition of Sea Of Mirrors is available now via iTunes and the band’s official store.

The Coral are James Skelly, Ian Skelly, Nick Power, Paul Duffy and Paul Molloy.


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