Punk poet and activist ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER has his autobiography published next month and he’s celebrating with an extensive UK tour.
Arguments Yard takes him from his birthplace on the Sussex coast to a thirty-five year career encompassing the first punk gig in Stalinist Albania, touring East Germany and beyond, to domestic campaigns like Rock Against Racism, Red Wedge, the Miners’ Strike, the Poll Tax and two Gulf Wars.
The book, subtitled Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola, is published by Cherry Red on 3 September and will be launched at a series of special events as part of the tour, including Festival 800 in Lincoln (3-5 Sept); a show at The Square in his adopted 80s hometown of Harlow with THE PIRANHAS and STEVE DREWETT of NEWTOWN NEUROTICS (11 Sept) ; a London show at The Borderline with his own band BARNSTORMER, Newtown Neurotics and The Piranhas plus comedian JEREMY HARDY and DJ STEVE LAMACQ (25 Sept).
Get tickets for Harlow and London.
Pre-order Arguments Yard.
The full tour dates are….
Thurs-Sat 3-5: LINCOLN Official launch of book as part of Festival 800: three days of events
Fri 11: HARLOW Square with guests The Piranhas and Newtown Neurotics singer Steve Drewett
Sun 13: HULL The New Adelphi Club
Wed 16: MITCHELDEAN (Forest of Dean) Brewery Tap
Thurs 17: WOLVERHAMPTON Clarendon Hotel
Fri 18: WALTHAMSTOW Festival
Sat 19 WORCESTER Marrs Bar (Worcester Music Festival)
Sun 20 STROUD Prince Albert
Fri 25 LONDON Launch at the Borderline with Newtown Neurotics, comedian Jeremy Hardy, DJ Steve Lamacq, Attila’s band Barnstormer and more
Wed 30 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre with guests John Otway, TV Smith and Brighton & Hove Albion saviour Dick Knight
Fri 2 HASTINGS The Carlisle with TV Smith
Fri 9 BRUSSELS Magasin 4
Thurs 15 MALDON (nr Chelmsford) Blue Boar Hotel
Fri 16 LEEDS Packhorse
Sat 17 BARNSLEY Old Number 7 with Joe Solo
Sun 18 WHITBY Musicport Festival (daytime)
Mon 19 CANTERBURY Kent University Gulbenkian Theatre (his old uni)
Tues 27 PENARTH Windsor Ale House
Wed 28 CARMARTHEN Parrot Music Bar
Thurs 29 GOGINAN nr Aberystwyth The Druid
Fri 30 SWINDON The Locomotive
Sat 31 SOUTHAMPTON Arthouse Cafe
Sun 1 READING Rising Sun Arts Centre
Fri –Sun 6-8 ALDEBURGH Poetry Festival
Tues 17 PETERSFIELD Write Angle at the Square Brewery
Thurs 19 STOURBRIDGE Katie Fitzgerald’s
Fri 20 OLDHAM Library
Sat 21 LIVERPOOL (TBC)
29 LONDON New Cross Inn with The Piranhas and more
3 LONDON Islington Folk Club
12 BELPER Queen’s Head