Fun Lovin’ Criminals are heading to Brighton to celebrate 25 years of the 100% Colombian album.

Original  keyboard player Brian Leiser is joined by Frank Benbini on drums and Naim Cortazzi on guitar at Chalk on November 29 as part of a 16-date UK tour.

The band will perform the 100% Colombian album in its entirety along with hits including Scooby Snacks, King of New York and Loco.

Leiser, who took over lead vocalist duties after the departure of founding member Huey Morgan in 2021, said: "Fans should expect an electrifying live experience.”

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But the tour has been overshadowed by heavy criticism from Morgan.

Speaking via X, formerly Twitter, Morgan said: “They are just a corny tribute act now.

“It's only the original keyboard player pretending to be me, singing my lyrics like a clown and two guys from Leicester who weren't within 3000 miles of the studio."

The group have begun a worldwide tour with sold-out shows in Europe.

Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser, Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi have hit the road to celebrate 25 years of the LEP, which features the hits Love Unlimited and Korean Bodega.

FLC will perform 16 dates across the UK, including Liverpool, Manchester, London, Cardiff, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Multi-instrumentalist Fast, who took over lead vocalist duties, said: "Fans should expect an electrifying live experience."

The album was certified platinum soon after its release and its hit singles helped to propel it to No.3 in the UK charts.

Officials from the Colombian government were outraged at the album title which they claimed undermined ‘efforts to stamp out the drug trade’.

After the release of the album, which featured blues legend B.B King, Fun Lovin' Criminals became one of the most sought after live acts in the UK and Europe.

The Criminals' platinum debut album, Come Find Yourself, released in 1996, features the 90s anthem Scooby Snacks which famously contains dialogue from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

Founder member Fast added: “It will be an honour to perform the songs from 100% Colombian to our fans.

“This album has a special place in their hearts and we are committed to delivering unforgettable performances while bringing a fresh energy to the stage.”

This year, Fast, Frank and Naim have also shared headline slots and stages with Jamiroquai, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Drummer Frank Benbini, who joined the band in 2003, said: “It’s going to be very special. 

"For more than two decades I’ve nurtured the songs live from 100% Colombian - but never have we played the album in its entirety.

“It will be great to bring that album alive for the fans of the band.”

The trio’s latest EP, The Capistrano Sessions, has been released on limited edition vinyl and digitally and they say it signals a world-weary jazz-funk new direction for the band.

Guitarist Naim Cortazzi, who has performed with Beverley Knight and Happy Mondays, added: "I'm thrilled to be part of this milestone tour and contribute my own style to the iconic Fun Lovin' Criminals sound. 

"The shows so far in Europe have been incredible.

“We are ready to create an unforgettable experience for our fans and celebrate the music that has brought us all together.”