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Debut album will be performed in full
Fun Lovin' Criminals are going back to the beginning for their latest tour which plays Birmingham Institute on February 25, 2016.

To mark the 20th anniversary of its release, the band will perform debut studio album, Come Find Yourself, in its entirety. The record itself will be re-released in February as a deluxe box set and 3CD expanded edition.

Fun Lovin' Criminals, Come Find Yourself, Birmingham Institute, Huey Morgan
Finding themselves: Fun Lovin' Criminals (pic: Tom Barnes)

Come Find Yourself peaked at number seven and spent almost 12 months in the UK album chart. Its tracks include debut single The Grave And The Constant which reached number 72 in the UK, Scooby Snacks, a number 22 hit, The Fun Lovin' Criminal (number 26) and King Of New York (number 28). Scooby Snacks features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino.

Original members Huey Morgan and Brian Leiser will be on stage with Leicester-born drummer Mark Reid, aka Frank Benbini, who joined the line-up in 2003.

Fun Lovin' Criminals, Come Find Yourself, Birmingham Institute, Huey Morgan

Fun Lovin' Criminals formed in New York in 1993. After Come Find Yourself, they released studio albums 100% Colombian, Loco, Welcome to Poppy's, Livin' in the City and Classic Fantastic.

Huey Morgan, who is now an award-winning presenter on BBC Radio 6 Music, says: "After 20 years, Come Find Yourself will be played live in its entirety for the first time. Our debut album burned a path for crossing genres that we now take for granted. The music is now part of our collective lexicon and we are very proud to be able to play it live and share our love of diversity which we have always, as a band, championed."

Fun Lovin' Criminals, Come Find Yourself, Birmingham Institute, Huey Morgan
Crossing genres: Fun Lovin' Criminals (pic: Tom Barnes)

Fun Lovin' Criminals 2016 tour dates:

Jan 29: Dublin Vicar Street;
Feb 4: Leeds O2 Academy;
Feb 5: Newcastle O2 Academy;
Feb 6: Nottingham Rock City;
Feb 11: Oxford O2 Academy;
Feb 12: Worthing Pavilion Theatre;
Feb 13: Norwich UEA LCR;
Feb 18: Cardiff Y Plas;
Feb 19: Exeter Great Hall;
Feb 20: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire;
Feb 25: Birmingham Institute;
Feb 26: Manchester Cathedral;
Feb 27: Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom.
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Why? The first time Come Find Yourself has been performed in full in concert
When: Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2016
Phone: 0844 844 0444
Where: Birmingham Institute and touring
Cost: 23.50 plus fees
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