The Jesus And Mary Chain are set to play a ‘secret’ Dublin show later this month.
The band will appear at Dublin’s Vicar Street venue on July 31, following their recent tour of Brazil, Argentina and Chile and ahead of their appearance at Off Festival in Poland on August 2. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
The band will tour their seminal album ‘Psychocandy’ in the UK this November. The gigs will take place in anticipation of the album’s 30th anniversary. The band’s last UK appearances took place at London’s Roundhouse and Forum in 2008. Speaking about the impending 30th anniversary of ‘Psychocandy’, Jim Reid of the band has said: “‘Psychocandy’ was meant to be a kick in the teeth to all of those who stood in our way at the time, which was practically the whole music industry.”
“In 1985 there were a great many people who predicted no more than a six-month life span for the Mary Chain. To celebrate the approaching 30th anniversary of the album, we would like to perform it in its entirety. We will also perform key songs from that period that did not feature on the album.”
New manager Alan McGee commented: “When they released this album in 1985 they were the best band in world – this is just a fact. A truly seminal rock’n’roll band. Without them so many other bands after them would have never found their way forwards in a musical sense. The first band I ever worked with that I loved and 30 years later still love.”
The Jesus And Mary Chain will play:
Dublin Vicar Street (July 31)
London Troxy (November 19)
Manchester Academy (20)
Glasgow Barrowlands (21)
Glasgow Barrowlands (23)
London Troxy (24)