Paul Draper to play ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’ in full on forthcoming UK tour

Following his recent sold out run of solo dates, Paul Draper has announced additional details about his 2018 UK tour.

At each of the shows, Paul will play two sets: first, he will play tracks from his acclaimed recent solo debut Spooky Action and the two EPs that preceded it. After a short break, he will play Mansun’s classic debut Attack of the Grey Lantern in its entirety for the twenty-first anniversary of its release. This announcement coincides with the news that Mansun’s entire back catalogue has recently been acquired by Kscope (the label behind Spooky Action). Each of the band’s albums is currently being completely overhauled for a series of super deluxe reissues over the next few years. Paul Draper’s previously announced 2018 tour dates are:

Mon 19th Feb            Brighton The Haunt

Tues 20th Feb            Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Weds 21st Feb           Bristol Bierkellar

Fri 23rd Feb                Dublin The Workman’s Club

Sat 24th Feb               Belfast Limelight 2

Mon 26th Feb            Edinburgh The Caves

Tues 27th  Feb            Glasgow The Art School

Thurs 1st Mar            Manchester O2 Ritz

Fri 2nd Mar                 Sheffield Leadmill

Sat 3rd Mar                 Newcastle  Riverside

Mon 5th Mar              Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Tues 6th Mar              Norwich The Waterfront

Weds 7th Mar            Oxford O2 Academy

Thurs 8th Mar            London Brixton Electric


Tickets are available here.


Originally released in February ’97, Attack of the Grey Lantern reached No 1 in the UK album charts shortly afterwards, propelled by a run of huge singles (including Wide Open Space, Stripper Vicar and Taxloss) and a fervent live following. It was with that following in mind that Paul set up an online poll to see whether people would be interested in hearing the Mansun back catalogue performed live by Paul and his current band. After an overwhelming response that produced support in roughly equal measure for AOTGL and its follow up Six, Paul decided that he would visit the records sequentially, promising dates performing Six later in 2018.