XTC MEMBERS RETURN TO THE STAGE!

Fifty per cent of XTC return to the live stage this autumn for the first time in donkey’s years.

The Swindon band’s bassist/vocalist Colin Moulding and original drummer Terry Chambers will be embarking on a series of shows at Swindon Arts Centre on 29, 30, 31 October and 1 November, with the possibility of further shows being added.

The dates follow on from the release last year of the pair’s Great Aspirations EP under the band name TC&I, and also mark the 40th Anniversary of XTC’s first studio album White Music.

Says Moulding, “These dates are probably commensurate with our output thus far. We’re not going to do the usual promoters’ circuit. Besides it’s kind of special this way. Like a stationary west end show or something,” says Colin Moulding.

“Exciting times,” agrees Chambers. Eighteen months ago couldn’t see this happening – I’m as excited about these gigs as I was in 1973 playing our first gig at the Arts Centre, Swindon as a 17 year Helium Kid, and the first time to be playing with Colin together on stage since San Diego.

As well as the pair’s new material as TC&I, they plan to play a selection of the songs from the XTC catalogue written by Colin, several of which have never been played live due to the fact that the band stopped touring in 1982, not long before Chambers’ departure.

Tickets for the shows are available now here.

Check out the video for ‘Scatter Me’.

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DAVID J RETURNS TO HIS PAST!

BAUHAUS man DAVID J has announced a pair of intimate solo shows later this month.

For Back To Beck (The Crucible Of Bela Lugosi’s Dead) the bassist will return to the tiny Beck Studios in Wellingborough, Northants on 26 August, where Bauhaus originally recorded their classic debut single in 1979. It will be the first time he’s returned to the studio since recording his second solo album Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh in 1985.

As well as playing songs from his back catalogue, David will be interviewed by Andrew Brookbank, author of Bauhaus – Behind The Mask, followed by a Q&A session.

The Wellingborough show will be preceded by a date at The Islington, London on 25 August, where he’ll be joined by special guests.

Tickets for both shows are available here

The two solo dates fall admid a lengthy series of European shows with PETER MURPHY, where they’ll be performing a set of Bauhaus classics, including the album In The Flat Field in its entirety. Full dates are…

Aug 15 – Kluisbergen, Belgium @ W Fest
Aug 17 – Taranto, Italy @ Cinzella Festival
Aug 23 – Vilar de Mouros, Portugal – Vilar de Mouros Festival
Aug 25 – London, UK @ The Islington **David J solo show**
Aug 26 – Wellingborough, UK @ Beck Studios **David J solo show**
Oct 18 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
Oct 19 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Foundry
Oct 20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation
Oct 22 – Adelaide, Australia @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
Oct 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
Oct 27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory
Oct 28 – Perth, Australia @ The Capitol Theatre
Nov 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora Hall
Nov 7 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub
Nov 9 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
Nov 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
Nov 14 – Paris, France @ Bataclan
Nov 18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Nov 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmataz
Nov 21 – Rome, Italy @ Orion Live Club
Nov 22 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Nov 23 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Nov 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Christuskirche
Nov 26 – Wroclaw, Poland @ A2
Nov 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
Nov 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
Dec 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec 5 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Dec 6 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec 9 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Dec 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
Dec 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen
Dec 14 – Athens, Greece @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec 15 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

David’s most recent album Vagabond Songs is available now, as is his memoir Who Killed Mr Moonlight?

A series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus releases is due later this year.

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