The world's number one CRAMPS tribute band TEENAGE WEREWOLVES return to the UK next month. Having been postponed three times already, thanks to the lifting of pandemic restrictions, the shows finally look set to go ahead.
Following on from their explosive 2019 tour, the band planned a speedy return, lining up a 13-date tour for 2020. Frontman Jack Atlantis and showgirl Kitten de Ville were two days away from boarding a flight for London to start the tour when the first airport closures started at the beginning of the pandemic. Left with no choice, Jack and his tour manager Gary, cancelled all dates.
Over the course of 14 months, they started over from scratch and re-booked, then cancelled, three complete tours. That's 40 booked then cancelled venues, 90 hotel rooms and 85 poster designs. Months of lost time which equates to substantial financial and personal loss they will never get back. To add insult to injury, the band were forced to make two member changes: lead guitarist and drummer, plus two different rock'n'roll show-girls.
"The Delta variant looked like it would surely end a fourth Teenage Werewolves tour," sighs Jack. "When Boris Johnson recently announced 100% re-opening, we were caught off guard and have been racing to get up to speed as our and our opening act SHE'S IN BAUHAUS's dates loom closer. . . As of today, this project is clinging by its claws (pun intended), so success of this 2021 tour is crucial for us to continue in the United Kingdom."
Kicking off in Grimsby on 12 August, the Stay Sick Tour winds through to Brighton Green Door Store on 23 August, taking in a London show at the legendary 100 Club on 20 August. Full dates are...
12 AUG - GRIMSBY Docks Academy – tickets
13 AUG - LEEDS The Warehouse Leeds – tickets
14 AUG - NEWCASTLE The Cluny – tickets
15 AUG - STOCKTON The Georgian Theatre, Stockton – tickets
16 AUG - MANCHESTER Factory Manchester – tickets
17 AUG - LIVERPOOL Jimmy's Liverpool – tickets
18 AUG - WOLVERHAMPTON The Slade Rooms – tickets
19 AUG - BRISTOL The Fleece Bristol – tickets
20 AUG - LONDON The 100 Club – tickets
21 AUG - DERBY The Hairy Dog – tickets
22 AUG - SOUTHAMPTON The Joiners – tickets
23 AUG - BRIGHTON The Green Door Store – tickets
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Pic by Ming Sanchez