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- Aug 20Aug20Fri 17:30Crystal Palace Bowl - LondonSouth Facing Festival - SupergrassOn partner siteFind ticketsCrystal Palace Bowl - London South Facing Festival - Supergrass Aug 20 17:30Find ticketsCrystal Palace Bowl - London South Facing Festival - Supergrass Aug 20 17:30 On partner siteOn partner site
- Sep 16Sep16Find ticketsIsle of Wight Festival - Newport Isle of Wight Festival 2021 Sep 16 00:00Until Sep 19Isle of Wight Festival - NewportIsle of Wight Festival 2021
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- Sep 19Sep19Find ticketsIsle of Wight Festival - Newport Isle of Wight 2021 - Sunday Ticket Sep 19 12:00Sun 12:00Isle of Wight Festival - NewportIsle of Wight 2021 - Sunday Ticket
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- Dec 19Dec19Find ticketsO2 Academy Glasgow - Glasgow Supergrass Dec 19 19:00Sun 19:00O2 Academy Glasgow - GlasgowSupergrassLimited Availability
- Jul 22 2022Jul222022Fri 16:00Englefield House - ReadingHeritage Live - Supergrass + Feeder + Sports TeamFind ticketsEnglefield House - Reading Heritage Live - Supergrass + Feeder + Sports Team Jul 22 2022 16:00Find ticketsEnglefield House - Reading Heritage Live - Supergrass + Feeder + Sports Team Jul 22 2022 16:00
- Jul 22 2022Jul222022Fri 23:59Englefield House - ReadingCar Park Add On - Supergrass - Englefield HouseFind ticketsEnglefield House - Reading Car Park Add On - Supergrass - Englefield House Jul 22 2022 23:59Find ticketsEnglefield House - Reading Car Park Add On - Supergrass - Englefield House Jul 22 2022 23:59
- Jul 23 2022Jul232022Find ticketsWollaton Park - Nottingham Splendour in Nottingham Jul 23 2022 11:30Sat 11:30Wollaton Park - NottinghamSplendour in Nottingham
- Jun 09 2022Jun092022Find ticketsThe Villa Marina - Isle of Man Supergrass Jun 09 2022 19:00 On partner siteThu 19:00The Villa Marina - Isle of ManSupergrassOn partner site
Effervescent Britpop trio
Oxford trio Supergrass exploded onto the Britpop scene like a primary-coloured bath bomb of exuberance. Where their peers were aggressively aloof, perpetually feuding and nose-deep in a range of bad influences, Supergrass were like the Monkees distilled into three mischievously cheekys and charming youths: Gaz Coombes (guitar and vocals), Danny Goffey (drums) and Mickey Quinn (bass).
Supergrass kicked things off with their debut single Caught By The Fuzz, a perfect encapsulation of their Buzzcocks-meets-The Small Faces livewire energy. It earned them a major label deal and the ensuing singles Mansized Rooster and Lenny only ramped up the anticipation for their debut album.
I Should Coco didn’t disappoint on its release in the summer of 1995. The ridiculously infectious single Alright instantly became the song of the summer, hanging around the top end of the charts for a month. The band won best new band awards from Q, NME and the BRIT Awards.
Supergrass went back to the studio for the near-impossible task of following their instant success, only to prove that they had even more tricks up their sleeve. In It For The Money arrived in 1997 to critical fanfare, as Supergrass expanded their sound and silenced any doubters. Richard III added a direct aggression to their hook-laden indie pop, while Late In The Day showed they could do hazy Kinks-esque introspection just as effectively.
The band made it a platinum hat trick with their self-titled third album, propelled into the Top 5 by singles Moving and the stomping Pumping On Your Stereo. The band chose to take some time off and returned as a quartet, Gaz’s brother Rob joining on keys. Their first album with the expanded line-up was 2002’s Life On Other Planets.
The well-received Road To Rouen followed in 2005, marking a more mature, sombre direction for the band. In the run-up to the release of their sixth studio album, Diamond Hoo Haa, Mickey Quinn fell out of a window while sleepwalking, fracturing his spine and breaking his heel. Gaz and Danny toured as a duo – under the name The Diamond Hoo Haa Men – until Quinn had sufficiently recovered to rejoin the band.
Work on a seventh album was abandoned and Supergrass split up in 2010. The members occupied themselves with various solo projects up until a reunion performance in 2019. A tour marking 25 years of I Should Coco followed. In 2020, Supergrass confirmed a series of outdoor shows which were postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2021, they announced UK tour dates including appearances at Heritage Live in Reading (with Feeder and Sports Team), Isle Of Wight Festival, South Facing in Crystal Palace and Splendour in Nottingham’s Wollaton Park (with Richard Ashcroft, Sleeper and Belinda Carlisle).