Pre-order The Sport of Kings 25th anniversary reissue now!

The Sport of Kings - PeleThe second and final Pele album The Sport of Kings is 25 years old!

To celebrate it is being remastered and rereleased on limited edition souvenir vinyl and CD.

Take your pick of the special offers, including CDs, vinyl, T-shirts, a complete day and night out with Ian or your name on the actual album sleeve.

Find out how you can pre-order your copy

Watch the short promo video to find out more about the classic Pele album:




Liverpool ‘Sport of Kings’ show now on sale!

The final night of the Sport of Kings tour sees the gang return to the scene of the triumphant last night of the Fireworks anniversary tour.

Also enshrined in Pele folklore as the venue over enthusiastic fans almost brought down in 1992, the Picket (now known as the Buyers Club) is the natural place to end the tour.

The show will take place on Saturday 12th May and will include Sport of Kings era songs  as well as Firework tunes, plenty of Amsterdam & solo classics will rock the little old club too!

The intimate venue only holds 175 so we advise you buy your tickets early for what’s sure to be one of our intense and crazy nights!

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Sport Of Kings will also be re-mastered and re-released on souvenir edition vinyl and CD. Pre-orders coming very soon.

Last night of the 2017 Fireworks tour at the Buyers Club!


A Conversation with Ian Prowse at the British Music Experience.

For a one off special night, to denote 25 years of releasing music, Ian will be talking with ex NME scribe Kev McManus at the British Music Experience  all about the ups and downs of his long career.

How the songs were written, what the untold stories are and a chance to ask your own questions.

You can also see the brilliant BME exhibition. Situated in the Cunard Buildings on the Pier Head, Liverpool a night of lively insights with rock & roll tales is promised.

Tickets: British Music Experience



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!

Special edition Fireworks 25 anniversary tour t-shirt!


This is the brand new famous Pele top that will be available in all sizes on the forthcoming Fireworks Tour.

If you can’t make any of the shows (and you better have a good excuse) then you can still order the famous shirt here:

Available in S/M/L/XL/XXL.

Buy your Fireworks t-shirt here:

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