ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH SLAVES?

Young punks SLAVES issue their debut album next week through Virgin EMI. Are You Satisfied? features thirteen tracks including the singles ‘Hey’, ‘The Hunter’ and ‘Feed The Mantaray’.

The Tunbridge Wells duo of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman can be seen at various festivals throughout the summer – including T In The Park, Reading / Leeds and Bestival – before playing a full headline tour in November  (dates below).

You can check out the video for ‘Feed The Mantaray’ here.

14 NOV  
Anson RoomsBristol, GB
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15  NOV  
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16  NOV  
Portsmouth PyramidsPortsmouth, GB
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18  NOV  
WaterfrontNorwich, GB
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19  NOV  
O2 ABCGlasgow, GB
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20 NOV  
Newcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne, GB
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 21 NOV  
The RitzManchester, GB
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http://youareallslaves.com/

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THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE PROMISE A GOOD NIGHT!

Fresh from rockin’ the STRUMMERCAMP festival, our old mates URBAN VOODOO MACHINE release a new single and accompanying video today. ‘Goodnight My Dear’ was written by bandleader Paul-Ronney Angel and is taken from their current album Love, Drink & Death.

It’s available now as a download from Amazon and iTunes, but there is a limited edition CD available from their web store. All formats include their own inimitable version of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Factory Girl’.

The band play a very special launch party for the single on Saturday 30 May at Brooklyn Bowl, London. They’ll be joined by special guests The Dustaphonics, Mac Abbe et Le Zombi Orchestra plus The Death Us Do Apart Danger Show and DJ’s, and promise drinkin’ and dancin’ ’til 2am!

Tickets are £11 in advance (£15 on the door) and can be purchased here.

http://theurbanvoodoomachine.com/

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WONKFEST: THE MOVIE PREMIERE!

As the bill for WONKFEST 2015 is announced VIVE LE ROCK is proud to present the premiere of  WONKFEST 2: THE MOVIE!!

Hosted by the band WONK UNIT, Wonkfest 2014 was the last ever punk gig to be held at legendary pub venue The Grosvenor in Stockwell, South London. Featuring sets from Hardskin, Maid Of Ace, The Restarts, MurderBurgers, The Reverends and loads more, it was captured on film by renowned BMX filmmaker Mark Richards, and we present it for you here today!

Wonkfest 2015 is now scheduled for The Dome in Tufnell Park on 25 July, with an incredible line-up including Culture Shock, the Roughneck Riot, Ming City Rockers, Waco, The Dead Class, Maid Of Ace, Murderburgers and many, many more…. And not forgetting Wonk Unit themselves.

Tickets are available now at an unbeatable £15 from here.

They’ll also be collecting for the local food bank so please don’t forget to take a tin of something tasty!

Check out the Wonk Unit Facebook page.

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GET READY FOR THE GORIES!

Get ready for some serious primal rock’n’roll action as seminal Detroit trio THE GORIES pay a super-rare visit to the UK at the end of July.

They play…

28 July                   Birthdays, Dalston, London

29 July                   The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

30 July                   ABC, Glasgow

Get your tickets here!

Originally around in the late 80s and early 90s, the 2 guitars/drums line-up of Mick Collins, Dan Kroha and Peggy O’Neill released the classic albums Houserockin’, I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’ (produced by the legendary Alex Chilton) and Outta Here before splitting in ’92. A massive influence on Jack White and the rest of the Detroit garage scene, Collins and Kroha went on to form The Dirtbombs and Demolition Doll Rods respectively. The three of them have reconvened for reunion shows since 2009.

Check out their Facebook page.

 

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WIN TICKETS TO THE SELECTER’S VIP ALBUM LAUNCH!

Have we got a treat for you?! 2 Tone Records hitmakers THE SELECTER are launching their brand new album in London on Tuesday and you could be there!

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Subculture was mixed legendary producer PRINCE FATTY and is out of 15 June. But you can win a pair of VIP Guestlist passes to a strictly invitation-only gig being held by the Coventry ska rebels at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden next Tuesday 26 May.

The Selecter will be showcasing tracks from Subculture, alongside classics such as ‘On My Radio’ and ‘Too Much Pressure’. The prize also includes an informal meet and greet with Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson after the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to us at info@vivelerock.net with SELECTER COMPETITION in the subject box, and we’ll pick a winner at random. The competition closes at midnight tonight.

In the meantime check out their video for the brand new single ‘Box Fresh‘.

www.theselecter.net

 

 

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ANTI-FLAG CELEBRATE SPRING

Pittsburgh punks ANTI-FLAG return with their tenth album next week. American Spring is their first for new label Spinefarm.

The band have also launched a brand new video for the track ‘Brandenburg Gate’. Both video and song feature an appearance from Tim Armstrong of RANCID.

“A culture indoctrinated with violence will see and fear violence even when there is none. Activism is not a competition. Art doesn’t have to be safe. Revolution doesn’t have to be bloody. Change comes from people, not politicians,” they say. You can check out the video here.

Anti-Flag will be in the UK for a bunch of shows in August, including a set at Rebellion and a double header with LESS THAN JAKE at Brooklyn Bowl in London.

2 August     London @ The Old Blue Last (am and pm shows)

6 August     Blackpool @ Rebellion Festival

8 August     London @ Brooklyn Bowl – PUNKS AND PINS

9 August     Bristol @ The Marble Factory

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JIM JONES GETS RIGHTEOUS ON LONDON

Rising from the wreckage of the Jim Jones Revue, JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND have announced their first London show.

They play Hoxton Bar & Grill on Tuesday 30 June as a celebration of their debut single ‘Boil Yer Blood’, due for release in August.  Jim Sclavunos, producer and Bad Seeds / Grinderman drummer, will perform DJ duties on the night. Tickets are £10 and are available here.

The Righteous Mind include JJR bassist Gavin Jay, alongside ex-Tokyo Dragons drummer Phil Martini, Joe Glossop on keys and David Page on pedal-steel. Jim corralled them into the studio for the single sessions a mere five days after the JJR’s landmark farewell show at London’s Forum last October.

The band have made a stunning video for the song ’1000 Miles From The Sure’ which you can check out here.

The band will now see out the rest of May playing shows in France. Full dates below….

23rd May Avaterium Festival, St Etienne

24th May Café Charbonne, Nevers

25th May Le Bombshell, Clermont Ferrand

26th May Open Air, Bordeaux

27th May Drinkshop, Perpignan

28th May Secret Place, Montpellier

29th May Club Poste a Galene, Marseille

30th June London, Hoxton Bar & Grill

2nd July La Defense Festival, Paris

3rd July Club Gallion, Laurent

5th July EHZ Festival, Biarritz

 

http://www.righteousmind.co.uk/

 

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RUMOUR TOUR’S NO MYSTERY

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR have lined up a short UK tour for October.  The dates follow the release this week of Mystery Glue, the follow-up to 2012’s Three Chords Good, the pub rock veterans’ first new album in thirty years.

Mystery Glue was recorded at London’s legendary RAK studios and is released through Universal on Cadet Concept, formerly a 70s imprint of Chess Records.

Graham Parker & The Rumour play…

OCT 11 / Bristol / O2 Academy

OCT 12 / Southampton / The Brook

OCT 14 / Holmfirth / Picturedome

OCT 15 / Leamington Spa / Assembly

OCT 17 / London / The Forum

Tickets go on general sale this Friday 22 May at 9am.

Touted as the ‘English Springsteen’, Graham Parker came together with The Rumour when Stiff Records founder Dave Robinson backed the former Surrey petrol-pump attendant with ex-members of pub rockers Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe and Les Bontemps Roulez.

Gaining critical acclaim and minor hits, Parker struck out for a solo career in 1980. Domiciled in the US for years, Parker reformed The Rumour in 2011, coinciding with the release of the documentary film Don’t Ask Me Questions.

http://grahamparker.net/

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REVEREND HORTON HEAT FOR LONDON

Punkabilly legends REVEREND HORTON HEAT stop off for a night in London during a whistle-stop European jaunt in July.

The Dallas, Texas trio play the O2 Academy, Islington on Tuesday 7 July. Tickets are available here.

The band’s most recent album is last year’s Rev through Victory Records. Full European tour dates are below.

3 July – Pineda de Mar, Spain @ Psychobilly Meeting

4 July – Cognac, France @ Blues Festival

5 July – Paris, France @ Trabendo

7 July – London, England @ Islington Academy

8 July – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW

9 July – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

10 July – Gierle, Belgium @ Sjock Festival

http://www.reverendhortonheat.com/

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IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR CHELSEA

Original punks CHELSEA return this month with a brand new album and a bunch of UK dates throughout the Summer.

Saturday Night Sunday Morning is the band’s tenth album and sees Gene October and James Stevenson reunited with former members Nic Austin and Matt Sargent, alongside drummer Lee Morrell.

This new flurry of activity recently saw the release of Right To Work – The Singles on white vinyl, while a further studio album is planned for later in the year.

Check out ‘About Time’ from Saturday Night Sunday Morning here, and catch the band on the road at…

100 Club – London – 5th June
Brooklands – Batley, Yorkshire – 26th June
Ivory Black – Glasgow – 27th June
The Hop – Wakefield – 28th June
Derby Hairy Dog – Derby – 10th July
New Cross Inn – London – 11th July
Rebellion Festival – Blackpool – 8th August
Undercover Festival – Bisley, Surrey – 19th September
GBA Festival – Skegness – 8th October

 

http://www.chelseapunkband.com/

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NUMAN FOR MANCHESTER

GARY NUMAN returns to Manchester Academy on Saturday 24 October for a very special performance as part of the venue’s year-long series of 25th Anniversary shows.

Having performed more than ten headline shows at the Academy during the past sixteen years, Numan has built up a strong affinity with the venue and his loyal Manchester fanbase.

The electro-pioneer and his band will use this occasion to present an all-new show, following on from his last appearance there, on the epic World Tour for 2013’s Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) album.

Pre-sale tickets can be had via the Academy Facebook page from 5.25pm on Wednesday 20 May. They go on general sale from Friday 22 May at 9am.

The Academy 25 series of Anniversary shows kicks off on Saturday 10 October with BUZZCOCKS and continues through 2016. Shows so far are as follows…

BUZZCOCKS – Saturday 10th October 2015

Plus a selection of Very Special Guests still TBA

 

GARY NUMAN – Saturday 24th October 2015

Plus special announcements still to come

 

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT – Friday 30th October 2015

A “Joy Division” Celebration – Performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer

And featuring an opening set of ‘New Order’ material

 

FROM THE JAM + THE UNDERTONES + THE BEAT + LOUISE DISTRAS –

Saturday 31st October 2015

 

THE WEDDING PRESENT – Plus support from artists personally chosen by David Gedge:

THE VASELINES + CINERAMA + EMMA POLLOCK

Saturday 14th November 2015

 

HAPPY MONDAYS – ‘PILLS ‘N’ THRILLS AND BELLYACHES’ – 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

plus special announcements still to come

Friday 20th November 2015

 

HAPPY MONDAYS – ‘PILLS ‘N’ THRILLS AND BELLYACHES’ – 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Saturday 21st November 2015

 

MEGADOG

With live performances from System 7, Dreadzone and Eat Static

Saturday 21st November 2015

 

NEW MODEL ARMY + THE DUB PISTOLS + TV SMITH –

Saturday 5th December 2015

 

http://www.numan.co.uk/

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THE WORLD NEEDS PiL

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD return later this year with a new album – their tenth – and a new single. What The World Needs Now… is out on 4 September, preceded on 21 August by the single ‘Double Trouble’ on 10″ vinyl. Both releases will be on their own Pil Official label distributed by Cargo. They’ll be followed by an extensive tour of the UK, Europe and the US.

The eleven-track album features the same line-up – John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith and Scott Firth – that made 2012’s This Is PiL and was recorded last year at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds.

Formed by Lydon when he quit the Sex Pistols in 1978, Pil released eight albums (including the classics Metal Box and album) before splitting in 1992. They returned in 2009 with Lydon reuniting with former members Edmonds and Smith, and recruiting new boy Firth.

UK and European tour dates are below. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 21 May. Further info is available from http://www.pilofficial.com/

UK Tour Dates
Glasgow, 02 ABC, Scotland, Friday, September 18th 2015
Manchester Academy, UK, Saturday, September 19th 2015
Newcastle, Riverside, Sunday, September 20th 2015
York, Fibbers, UK, Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
Coventry, The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University, UK, Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
Bristol, 02 Academy, UK, Friday, September 25th 2015
Buckley, Tivoli, Wales, Saturday, September 26th 2015
Reading, Sub 89, UK, Sunday, September 27th 2015
Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion, UK, Tuesday, September 29th 2015
Norwich, UEA, UK, Wednesday, September 30th 2015
London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, UK, Friday, October 2nd 2015
Frome, Cheese and Grain, UK, Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Southampton, Engine Rooms, UK, Sunday, October 4th 2015

Europe Tour Dates
Paris, Le Trianon, France, Tuesday, October 6th 2015
Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands, Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Lausanne, Les Docks, Switzerland, Friday, October 9th 2015
Venice, Rivolta, Italy, Saturday, October 10th 2015
Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy, Sunday, October 11th 2015
Mannheim, Alte Seilerei, Germany, Tuesday, October 13th 2015
Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik, Germany, Wednesday, October 14th 2015
Berlin, Columbia Theatre, Germany, Thursday, October 15th 2015
Bochum, Zeche, Germany, Saturday, October 17th 2015
Antwerp, Trix, Belgium, Sunday, October 18th 2015

 

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ALBUM 31 FROM THE FALL

THE FALL return with a new album this week via Cherry Red Records. Sub-Lingual Tablet is the 31st album from Mark E Smith’s Manchester iconoclasts and features their current line-up of Peter Greenway, Keiron Melling, Elena Poulou, Daren Garratt and David Spurr.

The band have lined up a short series of UK dates in support of the release…

May 23 The Boiler Shop Stephenson Works, Newcastle

May 27 Sub 89, Reading

May 29 Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

May 31 The Globe, Cardiff

Jun 05   Umberslade Estate, West Midlands

Jun 24   Glastonbury 2015, Somerset

Read Steve Hill’s review of the album below…

THE FALL

SUB-LINGUAL TABLET

(Cherry Red Records)

The latest cryptic missive from the mind of Mark E Smith.

8/10

Studio album number 31 finds The Fall in unrelenting form, delivering arguably the most entertaining release yet from this current longstanding line-up. Opener ‘Venice With The Girls’ is a bona fide foot-tapper, with Smith reverting to his traditional singing voice as opposed to the feral growl that some feel has blighted their recent output. He drifts into various vocal styles throughout, however, including a virtual spoken-word affair in ‘Junger Cloth,’ providing the album’s first laugh-out-loud moment as Smith seemingly attempts to negotiate an archaic eye-test chart in his distinctive Salford burr.

Lyrically, as ever, Sub-Lingual Tablet is a riddle wrapped inside an enigma, but there are honourable mentions for Pierce Brosnan’s bed-wet pills, a campaign to kidnap Bono, and a long overdue return for the Curly-Wurly.

Very much this year’s ‘Blindness’ or ‘Reformation,’ central track ‘Auto Chip 2014-2016’ is a ten-minute cyclical rant in which Smith repeatedly poses the question “How bad are English musicians?” as his band of (mainly) English musicians play as if their lives depend upon it – which they possibly do.

Bang up to date, the album ends with a furious dual blast of anti-technology as MES berates his lack of a Facebook troll in the judiciously renamed ‘Fibre Book Troll,’ culminating in an unexpected outro of some delightful whistling (Peel would have approved). By now incandescent with rage, the self-explanatory ‘Quit iPhone’ brings proceedings to a close in style. Joyfully indecipherable, Sub-Lingual Tablet is another remarkable album from Britain’s most extraordinary band. Contains foul language.

Steve Hill

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GALLON DRUNK UNLEASH RAW POWER

GALLON DRUNK headline the first night of the RAW POWER festival in London next weekend. The band’s only UK date this year, the festival takes place at The Dome in Tufnell Park and runs from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May.

Gallon Drunk headline the Friday night, while Californian psych-rockers EARTHLESS top the bill on the Saturday and Finnish experimentalists CIRCLE close the Sunday. Covering two stages, Raw Power, put together by London promoters Baba Yaga’s Hut, also features sets from Gnod, Esben & The Witch, Pharaoh Overlord, Hey Colossus, The Wharves, Luminous Bodies, Guapo and more. Full details and tickets are available here.

Gallon Drunk released their acclaimed The Soul Of The Hour album last year via Clouds Hill. Check out the video for the ‘The Dumb Room‘.

http://www.gallondrunk.com/

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THEE CEE CEES OFFER A SOLUTION

The election result may not have been what they wanted but agitating supergroup THEE CEE CEES’ belt and braces approach to rock’n’politics saw them release their debut single and album during the same week.

Thee Cee Cees aka THEE CONCERNED CITIZENS feature an all-star line-up of DIY music maven and Xtra Mile signing Chris T-T, Bluetones guitarist Adam Devlin, Thee Faction’s Billy Brentford, Paul Weller bassist Andy Lewis and drummer Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard of Joe Strummer’s Mescaleros and The Alarm.

Their debut album Solution Songs, recorded under the radar at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, is available through Blang Records.

Their debut single ‘Have An Analysis’, which was launched last week with a special show at Wilko Johnson’s local The Railway Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, is available as a limited edition 7-inch from Podrophenia Records. Check out the video here.

http://theeceecees.org/

 

Pic by Stephen Dowling

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MATT SKIBA’S KRAZY KUTS

ALKALINE TRIO frontman MATT SKIBA and his other band THE SEKRETS return next month with a band new album. Kuts is out via Superball Music on 1 June. Featuring ten all new… err… cuts, you can hear the new single ‘Krazy’ right here.

Fronting Alkaline Trio since 1996, Matt hooked up with The Sekrets (bassist Hunter Burgan and drummer Jarrod Alexander) to release their first album Babylon in 2012. You can follow Matt Skiba & The Sekrets on Facebook.

Alkaline Trio arrive in the UK for a series of dates in June and July. Full details here.

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BILLY IDOL LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO

BILLY IDOL has launched a brand new video for the song ‘Save Me Now’, a highlight from his latest album Kings & Queens Of The Underground.  The video was shot in the California desert with Billy’s longtime sparring partner Steve Stevens, and was conceived and directed by Thomas Kirk, mostly noted for his work with Muse.

Billy is currently touring North America and will arrive in the UK next month to play the Isle Of Wight and Download festivals. Full European tour dates are below.

THU

6/11

Isle of Wight, UK

Isle of Wight Festival

SAT

6/13

Glasgow, UK

O2 Academy Glasgow

SUN

6/14

Donington Park, UK

Download Festival

WED

6/17

Cork, IE

Live at The Marquee

FRI

6/19

Clisson, FR

HellFest

SAT

6/20

Zürcher, Oberland, CH

Rock The Ring

MON

6/22

Paris, FR

Zenith

WED

6/24

Hamburg, DE

Stadtpark

THU

6/25

Odense, DK

The Funen Village

SAT

6/27

Varberg, SE

Fästningshörnan

SUN

6/28

Stockholm, SE

Gröna Lund Great Stage

WED

7/1

Cologne, DE

Tanzbrunnen

FRI

7/3

Saarbrucken, DE

Saarlandhalle

TUE

7/7

Leipzig, DE

Arena Leipzig

WED

7/8

Vienna, AT

Open Air Vienna

FRI

7/10

Lucca, IT

Lucca Summer Festival

SAT

7/11

Brescia, IT

Brescia Summer Festival

MON

7/13

Zagreb, HR

Zagreb Calling

THU

7/16

Emmendingen, DE

Scholassplatz Open Air

SAT

7/18

Vechta, DE

Stoppelmarkt

SUN

7/19

Husum, DE

Congress Centrum

TUES

7/21

Rostock, DE

Stadthalle

SAT

7/25

Munich, DE

Münchner Sommernachtstraum

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DADDY LONG LEGS STEP OUT

Psychotic NYC blues trio DADDY LONG LEGS are in the UK this week and next, touting their speaker-shredding second album Blood From A Stone, produced by Heavy Trash’s Matt Verta-Ray and out now on Norton Records.

The band, featuring drummer Josh Styles and guitarist Murat Akturk backing the wailing harp of Daddy Long Legs himself, have been blowing up a storm since the release of their 2012 debut Evil Eye On You, tearing up stages alongside the Jim Jones Revue, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Sonics.

This, their second UK visit, should see their Dr Feelgood-through-a-blender sound taking very few prisoners!

WEDS 13 MAY

Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes
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THUR 14 MAY

Newcastle, Cluny
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FRI 15 MAY

York, Fibbers
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SAT 16 MAY

Manchester, Gullivers
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SUN 17 MAY

Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
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TUES 19 MAY

Cardiff, The Moon
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WEDS 20 MAY

Bristol, Louisiana
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THUR 21 MAY

London, Shacklewell Arms
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FRI 22 MAY

Brighton, The Prince Albert
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SAT 23 MAY

Southend, The Railway
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http://www.officialdaddylonglegs.com/

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