Album News, Tour Dates — January 30, 2023 at 8:12 am

Lloyd Cole to release new solo album “On Pain” in June, tour UK later this year

Lloyd Cole | Photo by Mark Dellan

Lloyd Cole today announced he’ll release his 12th solo album — titled On Pain — this summer, a collection that finds him further exploring the electronic sounds that highlighted 2019’s Guesswork LP and features four song co-written with fellow Commotions Blair Cowan and Neil Clark.

The eight-song album, produced by Chris Merrick Hughes and recorded in Lloyd’s attic studio The Establishment, is due out June 23 on earMUSIC and can be preordered on CD and vinyl.

Ahead of On Pain’s release, in March, Cole says he’ll release a digital EP featuring five “(p)remixes” of album closer “Wolves.”

In October, Cole will embark on a 16-date tour of the UK and Ireland with Cowan and Clark, who both play on the album, too. Those shows will feature two sets: one solo-acoustic and a second with Cole joined by his bandmates for an electric set. See for full ticket information.

In announcing the new album, Cole says:

“I’m excited to still be finding new methods, new perpectives, new sounds. The album may be nearing commercial death, but my career has been in that state for almost 30 years and here we are, still, and I still want to make albums. I still want to be heard. I’m very much looking forward to being on stage with Neil, and Blair in October. We have no intention of producing a retro show.”

Below, check out the album artwork and tracklist — plus the UK tour dates.


Lloyd Cole, On Pain

1. “On Pain”
2. “Warm by the Fire”
3. “I Can Hear Everything”
4. “The Idiot”
5. “You Are Here Now”
6. “This Can’t Be Happening”
7. “More of What You Are”
8. “Wolves”


Lloyd Cole tour dates

Oct. 6: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne Theatre And Opera House, UK
Oct. 7: Liverpool, The Philharmonic Hall, UK
Oct. 8: Dublin, Olympia Theatre, Ireland
Oct. 10: Manchester, Albert Hall, UK
Oct. 12: Aberdeen, Tivoli Theatre, UK
Oct. 14: Edinburgh, Usher Hall, UK
Oct. 15: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall, UK
Oct. 17: York, Barbican, UK
Oct. 19: London, Union Chapel, UK
Oct. 20: London, Union Chapel, UK
Oct. 24: Cambridge, Corn Exchange, UK
Oct. 25: Ipswich, The Corn Exchange, UK
Oct. 27: Buxton, Opera House, UK
Oct. 28: Coventry, Cathedral, UK
Oct. 29: Nottingham, Albert Hall, UK
Oct. 31: Brighton, Dome, UK






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