Dexys Midnight Runners. Photo by Chiko Ohayon

Dexys Midnight Runners. Photo by Chiko Ohayon

Dexy’s Midnight Runners Return After 27 Years

by Paul Cashmere on February 11, 2012

in New Music,News

Dexy’s Midnight Runners will release their first new album in 27 years in June.

Dexys Midnight Runners. Photo by Chiko Ohayon

Dexys Midnight Runners. Photo by Chiko Ohayon

The reformed band announced the new album ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ on their Facebook page this week and released a sample of the first two minutes of the album.

Kevin Rowland formed Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1978 and made the UK chart for the very first time in 1980 with ‘Geno’, a song about American R&B singer Geno Washington. It went to number one in the UK.

In 1982, the second album ‘Too-Rye-Ay’ was released and generated a global hit with ‘Come On Eileen’ and a sizeable follow-up hit with a cover of Van Morrison’s ‘Jackie Wilson Said’.

In 1985 after a three-year break the band returned with ‘Don’t Stand Me Down’ but the momentum had waned.

In 1986 Rowland went solo. He has released two albums – ‘The Wanderer’ in 1988 and ‘My Beauty’ in 1999.

‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ will be the fourth album under the Dexy’s Midnight Runners Name.

Check out the sounds here:

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