Live Dates

2016
UK
28 May Tunes In The Dunes festival, Cornwall Tickets
BELGIUM
24 June AB Bierfesteen festival, Oudenaarde FREE GIG!
UK
1 July Grassington festival, Yorkshire Tickets
3 July Grillstock festival, Bristol Tickets
15 July Larmer Tree festival, Wiltshire Tickets
23 July Chagstock festival, Devon Tickets
30 July Silverstone Classic, Northants Tickets
5 August Wickham festival, Hampshire Tickets
7 August A New Day festival, Kent Tickets
NETHERLANDS
26 August Nirwana Tuinfeest festival, Leirop Tickets
UK
8 October Great British Alternative Music Festival, Lincs Tickets

 

Gigs

Another Euro festival added

We can now confirm that the band will be crossing the Channel this summer to appear at the AB Bierfeesten in Oudenaarde, central Belgium on Friday 24th June. As the title indicates, it is a beer festival which also has live music & it’s free entry! Further details can be found here

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Antipodes tour completed...

The band played the final gig on their successful eight date tour of New Zealand and Australia in Fremantle, Perth on Friday night. It was their first visit since the shows with Blondie back in 2012. Feedback from band members has been very positive with tales of hot & sweaty shows in packed venues with entusiastic audiences.  Cheers to everyone who attended any of the gigs, especially those intrepid explorers who travelled Down Under from the UK: Sid & Yola, Colin & Cath, Johnny N, Stephen B, Brant, Sten and Charlie B plus a special mention to Sarah J, Rob O and Chris F who attended all the gigs (as did Aussie resident Mark D). Great effort & dedication shown… We will be bringing you a tour blog from Baz very soon.

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European festival addition

The band have been confirmed to appear at the Nirwana Tuinfeest festival in the Netherlands on Friday 26th August. The festival takes place near Eindhoven in Southern Holland and further details & ticketing info can be found here

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Black & White tour merch

Townsend Music, our merchandise store, have now received all of the remaining stock from the March Black And White tour. Available stock includes tshirts, hoodies, hats and mugs as well as copies of the Black And White Live CD. Stocks are limited so head over to Townsend here if you want to pick an item that you missed on the tour…

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Black And White tour ends...

Following last night’s gig in a packed Manchester Apollo, the band’s Black And White tour draws to a end… The 18 date run around Scotland, England and Wales saw full venues throughout with the Sold Out signs going up in most of the gigs. In addition to the full, chronological playing of the B&W album, the band chose a varied second part of the set which covered their entire career from Rattus through to Giants. They also shuffled tracks around during the tour and brought different songs in, which kept it fresh,  not only for them, but also for the fans who saw multiple gigs. The full-speed rollercoaster ride around Britain was nearly derailed by Jim & Baz’s viral illness at Folkestone but they soldiered on to the end! On the subject of fans, as always, their inspiring dedication showed no bounds. They traveled in from all over the world, including Europe, Japan & America, to attend gigs whilst many British fans clocked up double figure dates on the tour. One even chose to propose to his partner onstage at Birmingham!  The special guests for the full tour were The Alarm who played storming sets every night to get the crowd fired up. A big thanks to the absolute hero that is Mike Peters and the rest of the band and crew. We wish them well on their own British tour that starts very soon. If you liked what you saw, go along and support them… Thanks to the band, their crew and all those behind the scenes who made this tour such a success and, especially to the fans, without whom… It’s been emotional, Black And White becomes…

Photo courtesy of Warren Meadows

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Quick medical update...

Baz & Jim both saw the doctor on Wednesday. He confirmed that they actually had a virus rather than food poisoning as was suspected. Dosed up on medicine, both were firing on all cylinders at the gig in Cambridge that night. They are now on the mend and ready for this weekend’s gigs in Leeds & Manchester, the final dates of the tour. Thanks for your kind messages of support…

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The Folkestone fish incident…

Following the premature ending to tonight’s Folkestone gig, Baz has asked us to post this message:

“A big hearty sorry for the Folkestone gig people…If you were there you’ll have seen that I wasn’t fit for purpose, but adopting the old blah ‘the show must go on’ , I felt it only fair to give it a try…my 3 colleagues dug extremely deep to cover for me and I appreciate them doing that…but I just ran out of steam…A first for me in a 35 year playing career…

I’ll make it up to you all somehow…Thanks for all your kind words “
Baz x

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New summer gig

Yet more summer festival news. The band are appearing at the Larmer Tree festival in Wiltshire on Friday 15th July. Tickets are onsale now and day tickets are available. Visit the Larmer Tree website here for further details…

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Another festival addition...

The band have been confirmed to headline on Sunday 3rd July at the Grillstock festival which takes place on the harbourside in Bristol. The event is a celebration of ‘Meat, Music & Mayhem’ and early bird day tickets are currently onsale for the very reasonable sum of £18. More details and ticket info can be found here

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Black And White Live compilation CD

In addition to the limited vinyl reissue of the album, we can also announce that there is a special compilation CD release entitled Black And White Live which features 17 tracks in total. The versions of every album track, plus other associated songs, have been selected from  a variety of live recordings, both electric and acoustic, from 2005 to 2014. All bar two are from the current line up of the band and most are previously unreleased. The CD also includes a live version of Old Codger from 1993 featuring the dulcet tones of Jet Black on vocal duties! In addition, having never previously been played live, the version of Enough Time was specially recorded in the studio in January 2016 during the band’s rehearsals for the upcoming tour. The CD will be available on the March tour and directly from Townsend Music soon…

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