Big Audio Dynamite Reunites for Tour

 

 

“Ape their success.” Huh? Oh, now we get it, har
har!

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The original Big Audio
Dynamite – Mick Jones,
Don Letts, Leo Williams, Greg Roberts & Dan Donovan – recently reunited s returning to perform in America
for the first time in more than 20 years.  The band will be playing a
select handful of must-see gigs including a highly-anticipated show at the
sold-out Coachella Festival in Indio, California, on April
16.

 

 

B.A.D. will book-end its
Coachella performance with a pair of US club gigs including an SRO show at the
fabled Roxy Theater on LA’s Sunset Strip on April 14 and a gig at New York’s
Roseland Ballroom on April 19.  Sex Pistols guitarist/LA radio personality
Steve Jones will be MC at the B.A.D. Roxy performance, which sold out by
word-of-mouth within hours.

 

 

“After being on the road
with Gorillaz for a year,” said Jones, “I thought I’d try and ape their
success.”

 

 

Resurging interest in the
post-punk UK
band began steamrolling last year with the release of the two-disc Legacy
Edition of This Is Big Audio Dynamite, the group’s extremely influential debut album from 1985.  Providing music
fans an opportunity to reappraise B.A.D.’s musical and cultural contributions,
the Legacy reissue included a newly-remastered version of the original 8-song
album, plus a second CD of 12 bonus tracks comprising rare U.S. and UK 12-inch
remixes, edits, dub versions, outtakes, and B-sides – five of them previously
unreleased on CD.

 

 

“Our sound was a
blend of New York beats,
Jamaican bass lines, English rock’n’roll guitar and me taking care of the
sampled dialogue and movie stuff,” wrote Don Letts in his liner notes to
the Legacy Edition of This Is Big Audio
Dynamite
.  “The B.A.D. philosophy was to utilise all the elements
of the media to create a fuller sound and write songs that were about
something. With a foot in the future and a foot in the past we were dealing
with the right now.”

 

 

Tour Dates::

 

Tues, March 29th – Liverpool – O2 Academy

Wed, March 30th – Glasgow
– O2 ABC

Thurs, March 31st – Newcastle
– O2 Academy

Sat, April 2nd – London
– O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Sun, April 3rd – London
– O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Weds, April 6th –
Nottingham – Rock City

Thurs, April 7th – Leeds – O2 Academy

Fri, April 8th – Manchester
– Academy

Sat, April 9th – Bristol
– O2 Academy

Thu, April 14th – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theater

Sat, April 16th –
Coachella Festival

Tue, April 19th – New York, NY – Roseland
Ballroom

 

 

Leave a Reply