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Editors reel back the years with a best of album and tour

Editors are celebrating 15 years together with the announcement of a best of album and string of live shows.

Editors celebrate 15 years together with a best of album and Spring tour.
Editors celebrate 15 years together with a best of album and Spring tour.

The ‘Racing Rats’ band announced on Thursday morning that they will be releasing a best of album titled Black Gold. Editors also announced that they’ll be celebrating their 15th year together as a band by hitting the road next spring.

The album will consist of 13 of Editors big hits, such as ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’, ‘Bullets’ and ‘Papillon’. Black Gold will also feature three new tracks, including their latest single ‘Frankenstein’, which took fans by storm during the band’s summer shows.

Editors’ forthcoming best-of album will take listeners on a journey from the pulsating indie rock that was experienced on The Black Room and An End Has A Start, to the transitioning to a more experimental and electro sound on their later albums In Dream and Violence.

The new album isn’t a sign of things coming to an end for Editors but a glimpse into the future with new tracks ‘Upside Down’ and title track ‘Black Gold’.

Speaking about the upcoming release, frontman Tom Smith said:

To still be doing this is something I’m very proud of,“ says Smith. “These days longevity might not be seen as cool, but I think it is. We’ve solidified what this new version of the band is, and I think the new songs show that the band are hungry.”

He continued, “we’ve always felt like outsiders, but wanted to write songs that connect with people emotionally, and resonate in a deeper way. That can sound pretentious and contrived, but there are people out there that our band mean a lot to. That’s what I always wanted.”

Along with the announcement, Editors released the title track. Check out ‘Black Gold’ below.

The track list for Black Gold is:

1. Frankenstein
2. Papillon
3. Munich
4. Sugar
5. Hallelujah (So low)
6. An End Has A Start
7. Upside Down
8. Bullets
9. Ocean Of Night
10.No Harm
11.Smokers Outside Hospital Doors
12.A Ton Of Love
13.Magazine
14.The Racing Rats
15.Black Gold
16.No Sound But The Wind

Black Gold is set to be released on October 25th via Play It Again, Sam Records. 

The announcement didn’t stop there, revealing they will be hitting the road early next year. A return to Dublin is on the cards when they play at Vicar Street on March 2nd.

Artwork for Editors best of album, Black Gold.
The best of Editors album, Black Gold is out on October 25th.

Check out the full UK and Ireland tour dates below:

27th February – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham, UK
28th February – The SSE Arena Wembley – London, UK
29th February – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

2nd March – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
3rd March – Barrowland – Glasgow, UK

Tickets go on sale for their Dublin show on Friday 13th September at 9 AM and can be bought from Ticketmaster.ie.

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