The Charlatans U.K.: The Unluckiest Band in the World

Tough breaks can’t keep Charlatans U.K. down: Aidin Vaziri | Tim Burgess doesn’t like being called a survivor. But looking back at the storied career of his band, the Charlatans U.K., there’s really no other word that works. It’s the day after the Manchester outfit kicks off its first North American tour in nearly a decade in Atlanta, and the 43-year-old front man is contemplating the countless setbacks it has endured just to get here. “We’ve gone through it all,” he says, a severe jet-black bowl cut crowning his wispy figure. “We’re up there with the Stones and the Who.” Read more.


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