An Evening With: Texas
En London Palladium
Sharleen and Texas performing the very best of the Texas songs and stories from the last 25 years. Texas are a Scottish pop band from Bearsden, near Glasglow, Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone in 1986 and feature Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 at Scotland's University of Dundee. They took their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas. The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with their debut single "I Dont Want To Lover" which was a worldwide success charting at number eight on the UK singles charts and other high charting positions in Europe. Southside debuted at number three in the United Kingdom and eighty eight on the US Billboard 200 album charts. Despite the success of Southside, follow up albums Mothers Heaven and Ricks Road were less successful in the UK, only charting inside the top forty album charts. Texas' White On Blonde (1997) album was on of the best selling albums when released in 1996. To date, it has been certified six fold platinum certification was 2000s The Greatest Hits. Follow up, The Hush was also successful, debuting at number one on the UK album charts and being certified triple platinum. Texas would go on to release a further two studio albums, Careful What You Wish For in 2003 and Red Book in 2005, both of which are certified gold in the UK. After the release of Red Book and a tour to support the album's release, Texas entered a self imposed hiatus. Lead singer, Sharleen Spiteri launched a successful solo career, releasing her debut album, Melody in 2008.