Urban Hymns Tour

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Urban Hymns Tour
Tour by The Verve
Associated album Urban Hymns
Start date 9 August 1997
End date 29 August 1998
Legs 6
Shows 51
The Verve concert chronology
A Northern Soul Tour
(1995)
Urban Hymns Tour
(1997-1998)
Reunion Tour
(2007)

The Urban Hymns Tour was a concert tour by British Britpop band The Verve from August 1997 until August 1998, in support of their album Urban Hymns. The tour consisted of 6 legs, containing 51 shows in total.

Notable shows[edit]

Haigh Hall show[edit]

The Haigh Hall show in Wigan, UK, was the bands homecoming gig, as they had not played in their home city since 1992 on the Gravity Grave Tour. The band were supported by John Martyn, Beck (who was playing his only UK date of that year) and Eumir Deodato. The show was a complete sell out and became one of the band's most famous performances.

Slane Castle show[edit]

The final gig on the tour was the annual Slane Concert, which The Verve headlined. They were backed by David Gray, James, Robbie Williams and the Manic Street Preachers. The show was almost at full capacity, with over 80,000 fans purchasing tickets. It proved to be the band's last gig until their 2007 reunion. The show ended with a 15 minute jam of "Bitter Sweet Symphony".

Tour legs[edit]

Date City Country Venue
United Kingdom and Ireland
9 August 1997 Sheffield England The Leadmill
10 August 1997 Glasgow Scotland Barrowlands
11 August 1997 Manchester England The Academy
13 August 1997 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
14 August 1997 London Hammersmith Palais
22 August 1997 Dublin Ireland SFX Centre
24 August 1997 Reading England Reading Festival
25 September 1997 London Earls Court Exhibition Centre
26 September 1997
27 September 1997
North America
1 November 1997 Atlanta United States The Roxy
3 November 1997 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
5 November 1997 New York City Irving Plaza
6 November 1997
8 November 1997 Boston Avalon Ballroom
10 November 1997 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall
11 November 1997 Toronto Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
13 November 1997 Chicago United States The Vic Theatre
15 November 1997 Seattle The Showbox
17 November 1997 Los Angeles Mayan Theatre
18 November 1997
20 November 1997 San Francisco The Warfield
30 November 1997 Fairfax George Mason University
United Kingdom and Ireland
10 January 1998 Glasgow Scotland Barrowlands
11 January 1998
13 January 1998 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
14 January 1998
16 January 1998 London Brixton Academy
17 January 1998
9 February 1998
19 May 1998 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
20 May 1998
24 May 1998 Wigan England Haigh Hall
Western Europe
1 June 1998 Landgraaf Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
2 June 1998 Paris France Zénith de Paris
3 June 1998 Grenoble Summen
6 June 1998 Munich Germany Circuskrone
7 June 1998 Düsseldorf Phillipshalle
North America
28 July 1998 Chicago United States Aragon Ballroom
29 July 1998 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
31 July 1998 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
1 August 1998 Montreal Molson Centre
3 August 1998 Boston United States Harbor Lights
5 August 1998 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom
6 August 1998
9 August 1998 Houston Aerial Theatre
11 August 1998 Denver Mammoth Center
14 August 1998 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
15 August 1998 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 August 1998 Seattle Mercer Arena
United Kingdom and Ireland
22 August 1998 Chelmsford England V98
23 August 1998 Leeds V98
29 August 1998* County Meath Ireland Slane Castle

Live set[edit]

The set list was chosen from a selection of these: