Legendary Original Line Up Returns UK Tour March/April 2011 (Tickets On Sale 9am Fri 28th Jan) Coachella Festival 16th April The original Big Audio Dynamite is back! The groundbreaking rock-hiphop-reggae outfit formed by Mick Jones in the wake of The Clash will reunite after twenty five years for a series of international live dates, spearheaded by an appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April. March Tues 29th Liverpool O2 Academy Wed 30th Glasgow O2 ABC Thurs 31st Newcastle O2 Academy April Sat 2nd London O2 Shepherd¹s Bush Empire Sun 3rd London O2 Shepherd¹s Bush Empire Weds 6th Nottingham Rock City Thurs 7th Leeds O2 Academy Fri 8th Manchester Academy Sat 9th Bristol O2 Academy Sat 16th Coachella Festival Tickets for UK tour on sale at 9am Friday 28th January www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com> / www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk> 24 hr cc hotline: 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826 Credited with popularising sampling techniques and combining rock guitars with world beat, B.A.D has influenced everyone from Beastie Boys to Chemical Brothers and Gorillaz, with whom Jones recently finished a world tour alongside ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon. B.A.D was at ground zero of the rock/hiphop revolution, releasing their first twelve-inch single ŒThe Bottom Line¹ on Rick Rubin¹s Def Jam Records. Subsequent hit singles included ŒE=MC2¹, ŒMedicine Show¹, ŒV-Thirteen¹ and ŒC¹mon Every Beatbox¹. The original group dispersed in 1988. A completely new line-up, known as B.A.D II, had success with singles ŒRush¹ and ŒThe Globe¹ before disbanding. Jones returned in 2005 with Carbon/Silicon and has produced a number of records, including The Libertines¹ debut ŒUp The Bracket¹. Co-songwriter and sample master Don Letts continued to direct films and videos, including ŒDancehall Queen¹ and The Clash documentary ŒWestway to the World¹, for which he won a Grammy Award in 2003. Drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo ŒE-Zee-Kill¹ Williams have released seven albums with Dreadzone, while keyboardist Dan Donovan continues to write and remix, working with Mark Moore among many others. For Jones, this reunion represents unfinished business; carrying on the creative spirit of the Clash, whose frontman Joe Strummer co-wrote and produced B.A.D¹s second album ŒNo. 10 Upping Street¹. The album is scheduled for a deluxe re-issue this year and will include several previously unreleased Strummer/Jones songs.