WHEN Tim Burgess told the Guardian last month that The Charlatans’ homecoming gigs are all about showing Northwich to the world, it now seems he meant exactly that.

The band has now announced that, for the first time in their 30-year career, they will be putting on live screenings around the globe of one of the gigs at Northwich’s Memorial Court.

One show will be screened at several locations including Barcelona and Buenos Aires, where fans all around the world can tune into Northwich.

Tim told the Guardian: “We’ve confirmed screenings in Bethesda, Barcelona, Leeds, Buenos Aires, Scunthorpe and Sunderland so far but lots of people asking if they can put one on.

“There’ll be a little bit of Northwich transported all over the world that night - we’ll be filming the Thursday too but showing that another time, so we have a full camera crew, a film truck and a big production set up - it’ll be available as a five quid pay per view but that’ll all be spent on ace quality streaming and two days of film making - but we’re encouraging people to invite friends over and get a mosh pit going in their living room.”

The decision was made following huge demand for tickets, which went on ale at 10am on Saturday morning.

Tickets for all four shows, on May 14, 16, 17 and 18, sold out in 15 minutes.

Tim added: “There was always a plan to stream one of the shows but the overwhelming demand fir tickets sealed the deal.

“We’re working with production company we’ve known a few years, and we even had a secret test run, streaming a gig Mark and I played when we launched The Charlatans’ app.”