Mike + The Mechanics' New Album Enters Chart In Top 10

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Mike + The Mechanics scored a No. 6 debut on the UK iTunes album chart upon the release of their brand new studio effort "Let Me Fly", which hit stores last Friday.

Stateside, the album entered the U.S. iTunes rock chart at No. 23. The record is the second release featuring the lineup of band leader Mike Rutherford and Luke Juby, Gary Wallis, Anthony Drennan, Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

The Genesis star reflected on the differences between their last album "The Road" and this new effort, "The Road didn't move anyone's world as we made it just after we'd met. We've learned to play together now.

"For me, it's about proving I can write a good song, but the older you get, the less you let yourself off with 'it's not bad', the less you pretend and the tougher you are on yourself.

"The hardest part of the whole process is staying relevant, but anyone who says success doesn't matter is a liar: what you really want is people to like it. Then you feel it's all been worth it. It's as simple as that. Oh and my wife loves it, more than she's loved an album of mine for a while! Trust me, that's a really good sign."

Mike + The Mechanics have announced dates in the U.S. and Europe to promote the new album. They will be kicking things off in Asbury Park on April 21st.

Mike + The Mechanics Tour Dates:
21 Apr - House of Independents; Asbury Park, NJ, US
23 Apr - Highline Ballroom; New York, NY, US
25 Jun - Aviva Stadium; Dublin, Ireland
30 Jun - Barclaycard British Summer Time 2017; London, UK
01 Sep - Amager Bio; Copenhagen, Denmark
03 Sep - Ice Krakow Congress Centre; Krakow, Poland
05 Sep - Vienna Arena (Arena Wien); Vienna, Austria
06 Sep - Lucerna Music Bar; Prague, Czech Republic
07 Sep - Alter Schlachthof; Dresden, Germany
07 Sep - Augusta Raurica; Augst, Switzerland
09 Sep - Montforthaus Feldkirch; Feldkirch, Austria
09 Sep - Augusta Raurica; Augst, Switzerland
10 Sep - Augusta Raurica; Augst, Switzerland
11 Sep - Alcatraz; Milan, Italy
13 Sep - Het Depot; Leuven, Belgium
14 Sep - Melkweg; Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 Sep - La Cigale; Paris, France
17 Sep - Muffathalle; Munich, Germany
18 Sep - Halle 45; Mainz, Germany
20 Sep - Lichtburg Essen; Essen, Germany
21 Sep - Columbiahalle; Berlin, Germany
22 Sep - Haus Auensee; Leipzig, Germany
24 Sep - Gloria Theater; Cologne, Germany
25 Sep - Mozartsaal Im Rosengarten; Mannheim, Germany
26 Sep - Theaterhaus; Stuttgart, Germany
28 Sep - Theater am Aegi; Hannover, Germany
29 Sep - Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Großer Saal; Hamburg, Germany
30 Sep - Stadthalle Magdeburg; Magdeburg, Germany

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