Anathema – Classic Rock’s ‘Prog Album of the Year’ award, Liverpool Cavern gig & 2011 UK & French tour dates.

We’re Here Because We’re Here, the latest album from Anathema, has just been named Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year. The award caps a triumphant year for the band which has seen them finally release the long-awaited album and embark on a succession of several successful tours.

They finish the year with a short tour of Ireland before playing their first gig in their hometown of Liverpool for almost fifteen years on December 21st. The gig, which takes place at the legendary Cavern Club, is in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s Imagine Appeal. In addition to the Anathema’s special set there will also be a live auction of rock memorabilia donated by the band and friends. Click here to buy tickets for the show, or if you can’t make it but would still like to donate to the Imagine Appeal, go to Anathema’s website.

The band are going to be back out on tour in February with a series of days around the UK and in France (full details below). They will be joined on the UK and Irish dates by their Kscope label mates North Atlantic Oscillation.NAO also scored high in the Classic Rock’s critic’s poll with their debut album being named #6 in the Prog album of the year poll just behind Someone Here is Missing by The Pineapple Thief which was at #3.

Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here Tour from Kscope on Vimeo.

Tour dates
2010
17th December An Cruscian Lan, Cork, Ireland
18th December The Village, Dublin, Ireland
19th December Spring and Airbrake, Belfast, UK
21st December The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK

2011
9th February Live Lounge, Durham, UK
10th February Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
11th February Academy 2, Sheffield, UK
12th February Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
14th February The Assembly, Leamington, UK
15th February Academy 3, Manchester, UK
16th February Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
17th February Scala, London, UK
19th February Le Splendid, Lille, France
20th February La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
21st February Ninkasy, Lyon, France
22nd February Cooperative de Mai, Clermont Ferrand, France
23rd February Bikini, Toulouse, France
24th February Theatre Barbey, Bordeaux, France
25th February Le Cargo, Caen, France
26th February LE 106, Rouen, France
27th February L’Antipode, Rennes, France

Two classic Anathema albums, A Fine Day To Exit and A Natural Disaster, are also to be reissued on double heavyweight vinyl on Kscope’s sister label, Peaceville.
Click here to buy from the Kscope store.
Click here for the Peaceville store.

For more information and downloads from We’re Here Because We’re Here, go to the mini-site at www.kscopemusic.com/anathema

To buy Anathema albums, go to the Kscope store