Pele’s ‘Sport of Kings’ 25th Anniversary tour and re-release announced!

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the second (and final) Pele album, The Sport Of Kings’ Longer and more expansive than the debut, many hardcore Pele fans will tell you it’s their favourite out of the two Pele studio albums.

Made at the famous Rockfield Studios with legendary producer Jon Kelly (Prefab Sprout, Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Deacon Blue, The Beautiful South) the album contains classics such as Fat Black Heart, Understanding Sadness and Beside the Fields as well as Don’t Worship Me and Land of The Free (hits in Holland & Belgium).

Huge live favourites Name and Number and the archetypal Pele showstopper, The Pain of A Drinking Song are also present.


  1.  Beside The Fields
  2. Don’t Worship Me
  3. Hey America
  4. Fat Black Heart (Natural Born Enemy)
  5. The Word Is..
  6. Oh Lord Part II/The Chosen One
  7. Understanding Sadness
  8. Name and Number
  9. Hot Housed
  10. Land Of The Free
  11. The Longest Day (Indiana Wants Me)
  12. Everyman and Woman Blues
  13. Spirit of The Times
  14. The Sport Of Kings
  15. The Pain Of A Drinking Song (CD)

The Sport of Kings re-release tour

To celebrate the album will be remastered and re-released with previously unheard songs and a full UK tour undertaken.

Following the brilliant shows on the Fireworks tour Ian and the band will play a classic 1993 Pele set featuring plenty of Sport Of Kings-era songs, Fireworks tunes as well as an Amsterdam and solo favourites set. Not a night to be missed!

Dumfries The Venue Saturday 17 March Buy Tickets Now!

Wolves Slade Rooms Friday 23 March Buy Tickets Now!

Newcastle The Cluny Saturday 24 March Buy Tickets Now!

Nottingham Bodega Friday 13 March Buy Tickets Now!

Chester Alexanders Thursday 5th April Buy Tickets Now!

Manchester Ruby Lounge Saturday 14 April  Buy Tickets Now!

Sheffield Greystones Friday 20 April Buy Tickets Now!

Leeds Brudenell Saturday 21st April Buy Tickets Now!

London 100 Club Saturday 28 April Buy Tickets Now! 

Bristol Thunderbolt Friday 4th May Buy Tickets Now!

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Saturday 5th May  Buy Tickets Now!


5 thoughts on “Pele’s ‘Sport of Kings’ 25th Anniversary tour and re-release announced!

  1. As a part time trumpeter in ‘Joseph Groom Towers’ I will be attending one of the southern gigs . Can’t wait to hear the songs- some of which I once played bits of! Best wishes Ian.
    Chris Smallwood

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