Kevin Saunderson & Son (plus guests) come to the UK on 19 April
Inner City, the Kevin Saunderson-led outfit who were so instrumental in taking house and techno worldwide in the late 80s with hits like Big Fun, Good Life and Pennies From Heaven, reach their 30th anniversary in 2019, and they're celebrating with a world tour and an EP packed with new mixes of some of their best-loved tunes.
The current line-up of Inner City made its debut at Detroit's Movement festival last year, and consists of Saunderson and his son Dantiez, with vocals provided by Steffanie Christi'an and other guests. The tour will seem them playing live outside the US for the first time in 20 years, with seven UK shows lined up between April and August, and a further 11 dates scheduled for mainland Europe. The full itinerary can be seen below.
Inner City have also been in the studio working on new material, in line with Saunderson's declaration that "my vision for Inner City is not just to be an influential group of the past, but to become a group of today... now, with my son Dantiez by my side, we head into the future with great music to years to come".
Before we see any fruits of those labours, however, there's the small matter of the Inner City 30 EP. Out on Saunderson's own KMS Records on 4 March, the EP features new mixes of six classic Inner City cuts by Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, House Of Virus and Samuel L Session & Van Czar.
Those tour dates in full (UK dates in bold):
18 Apr: Shelter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 Apr: Church, Leeds, UK
21 Apr: Oval Space, London, UK
26 Apr: Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
27 Apr: BAAD, Glasgow, UK
3 May: Les Aralunaires, Arlon, Belgium
4 May: Les Petit Salon, Lyon, France
9 May: Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
10 May: Institut Für Zukunft, Leipzig, Germany
11 May: Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
15 Jun: Kala Festival, Albania
13 Jul: Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK
26 Jul: Electrico Festival, Portugal
18 Jul: Westpark/Milkshake, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Jul: La Clairière, Paris, France
23 Aug: Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire, UK
24 Aug: Three Mills Island, London, UK
24 Aug: Moovin Festival, London, UK