Legendary French folk-punks LES NEGRESSES VERTES have announced a handful of UK dates this Autumn.
The three shows form the UK leg of a major tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band's classic debut album Mlah!
Formed in Paris in 1987, Les Negresses Vertes made their mark in the UK off the back of their infectious debut album and an appearance at the 1989 Reading Festival, which saw them hailed as the French equivalent of The Pogues. After a second album Famille Nombreuse for Virgin in 1991, however, their career was derailed by the sudden death of charismatic frontman Helno from a heroin overdose in January 1993. The band eventually regrouped around founding members Stefane Mellino, Mathias Canavese and Jean-Marie Paulus, continuing in an increasingly dub/lounge vein but always a riveting live act.
Catch Les Negresses Vertes live at...
Tue 25 Sept - LONDON O2 Academy Islington tickets
Wed 26 Sept - MANCHESTER Band on the Wall tickets
Thu 27 Sept - GLASGOW O2 ABC2 tickets
Check out 'Zobi La Mouche' from Mlah!
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