Goldfrapp are to mark the 20th anniversary of debut album Felt Mountain with a tour next spring. Alison Goldfrapp will play songs from the album for the first time in two decades during Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour and will be accompanied by a string section.
Felt Mountain was originally released back in September 2020 and led to a Mercury Prize nomination. Alison Goldfrapp recently listened back to the album for the first time in years, describing it as a “surprisingly emotional experience” and “still relevant”. Describing dark lyrics from the album as “more potent” two decades on, she says she was “intrigued then by the flawed concept of perfection which has become so much more intensified in our self-reflective social media era.”
The anniversary will also be marked by a deluxe edition of the album. This will be released by Mute / BMG in autumn 2020 and is set to include remastered tracks alongside previously-unheard material, b-sides from the era, new sleeve notes and rare photos. The duo’s latest album was 2017’s seventh effort Silver Eye, which reached #6 on the Official Albums Chart.
Felt Mountain featured the singles Lovely Head, Utopia, Human and Pilots. Second record, the synth-heavy Black Cherry saw the duo enter the mainstream, yielding five top 40 hits including a re-issued Strict Machine, with 2005’s Ooh La La (#4) giving them the biggest hit of their career. Each of Goldfrapp’s past five studio records have reached the top ten.
See the Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour dates below.
25 March – Manchester, Albert Hall
26 March – Gateshead, Sage
27 March – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
29 March – London, Royal Festival Hall
31 March – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
1 April – Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion