Toby Jepson, Bruce and Jimmy Dickinson, Mark Plunkett and Mark Richardson last year announced they were getting back together for an appearance at the Download festival. They later added warm-up shows and afterwards went on to tour under the title One More For The Road.
Now they’ve decided to wind things down after shows in Cardiff, Cambridge and at the Isle of Wight festival in June.
The band say in a statement: “When we stepped on stage last June, it was the first time we had played together in 18 years. The buzz we all got from that week was just incredible. To finally get to play Donington was truly unbelievable for Little Angels. Whilst we genuinely thought that would be the end of it, we all realised we couldn’t leave it at that.
“The tour gave us the chance to visit some of our favourite stomping grounds around the UK. It was truly humbling to see that after the best part of twenty years, the music that meant so much to us all the first time round still resonated with us all today.”
The Angels thought the last show of that tour, at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, would be their final appearance. They were disappointed that drummer Richardson – who replaced original sticksman, the late Michael Lee – wasn’t able to be there due to his commitments to Skunk Anansie. So they’re glad he’ll be present for the band’s last three shows.
“We are all feeling that this time really will be our swan song,” they say. “Just as we did that night at the Royal Albert Hall in 1994, we have always wanted to leave nothing but positive memories and a lasting legacy for Little Angels. The last year has been full of nothing but good times.
“To be given the chance to play the main stage at the Isle Of Wight Festival seems like a fitting way for us to take our final bow and to say one last thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all the support and love you have shown us.”
Tickets are on sale now.
Little Angels last shows
Jun 13: Cardiff Solus
Jun 15: Cambridge Junction
Jun 16: Isle Of Wight festival