Salutation Road 30th Anniversary Tour
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees set out on a nationwide tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic album Salutation Road. 'Salutation Road', the 1990 third album from Martin Stephenson & the Daintees celebrates it’s 30th anniversary with a UK tour and the album performed in it’s entirety plus a set of Daintees classics. Martin Stephenson formed The Daintees in his teens with the deliberate intention of showcasing a broad range of musical styles. Their debut single ‘Roll on Summertime’was issued by Newcastle’s Kitchenware Records in 1982. It became ‘single of the week’ in Sounds Magazine. Successful and critically acclaimed albums ‘Boat to Bolivia’, ‘Gladsome, Humour and Blue’, ‘Salutation Road’ & ‘The Boy’s Heart’ followed over the decade. Martin Stephenson and the Daintees have performed alongside John Martyn, Aztec Camera, Hothouse Flowers, The Go-Betweens, Del Amitri, Jania Ian, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls and many more. Released in May 1990, the album, like it’s predecessors, was warmly received by the UK music press:- ‘It’s the sort of heart-warming collection that will leave listeners sighing in contentment’ – Music Week. 'Given time these Stephensongs will warm you down to the bone marrow' - Mat Snow, Q, June 1990. '"Salutation Road" is the homecoming embrace you'd always hoped awaited you' - Tim Peacock, Sounds, 2/6/90. Featuring the anti-Thatcher single Left Us To Burn and Daintees classics Spoke In The Wheel and We Are Storm, the release of Salutation Road was accompanied by some joyous live gigs that still bring back treasured memories for those who attended. Martin and the band will be performing the album in its entirety and no doubt veering off on delightful tangents before, during and after.
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