Much-loved band The Undertones are building on the success of their comeback tour last year with a raft of UK dates, including a trip to Warrington.
Their biggest hit Teenage Kicks became the anthem of a generation and legendary Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who the band listened to religiously as aspiring musicians, was famously so smitten with the track he played it twice back to back and declared it his favourite song of all time.
The Undertones will enjoy support from Warrington folk punk band The Roughneck Riot when they visit Parr Hall on Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm.
2016 marked the band’s 40th anniversary and the Derry boys celebrated with a variety of scorching live performances at festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe.
The reviews were glowing and many critics and fans said the band are playing as well as, if not better, than ever before.
The shows were an exhilarating live experience for the band and the fans evidently felt the same way.
This success spurred the band on to announce a string of further dates in the UK, including Parr Hall on 11 November, as well as a European tour and their first ever forays into Australia and New Zealand.
Bassist Mickey Bradley said: “To be honest, we had such a great time on the last tour that we thought we’d try our luck again. And I promise to use new bass strings to celebrate.”
2016 also saw vinyl remasters of the band’s first two LPs, The Undertones and Hypnotised, and a 7-inch vinyl remix of the 1979 single Get Over You.
Michael Bradley also published his book Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone.
Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm, £20 advance, Parr Hall