TO celebrate their new record and 30th anniversary of their iconic album, HUP, The Wonder Stuff will be touring the country later this year – including a date in Bournemouth.

Not only will the band be playing HUP in its entirety and showcasing tracks from the upcoming album Better Being Lucky, they will also be throwing in a full performance of their seminal debut album, The Eight Legged Groove Machine (1988).

HUP, released in 1989, was The Wonder Stuff’s second full length release and featured Don’t Let Me Down Gently, the band’s first Top 20 hit, alongside some of their most iconic tracks including, Can’t Shape Up, Golden Green and Unfaithful.

Earlier this year the band announced the return of original guitarist, Malc Treece. The line-up for the tour will also feature guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT, The Mission, Peter Murphy, Theatre Of Hate and Tricky). Pete Howard (The Clash, EAT, Queen Adreena and Hunt’s mid 90s band, Vent 414) will be on drums, Tim Sewell (also of EAT) will be on bass duties, and Erica Nockalls remains in her rightful position of the last 14 years as violinist and backing vocalist.

The band’s frontman, Miles Hunt says: “It would be easy to accuse me of being somewhat cruel in asking Mark, Pete and Tim to learn so much material, but knowing what stellar players they are, I just couldn’t resist putting them through their paces. Malc and Erica probably won’t thank me either, but what the hell, it’s all or nothing in this band!”

* Ticket buyers will also get a download of the band's new album, Better Being Lucky.