The Jesus And Mary Chain add extra shows to ‘Psychocandy’ tour

Band will play their 1985 album at two additional gigs

The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced two additional shows on their ‘Psychocandy’ tour this November.

The band will perform their iconic 1985 album in full at two extra shows at Glasgow Barrowlands and London’s Troxy. They were already scheduled to play a show at each venue, as well as a date at Manchester’s Academy.

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 (new shows in bold):

London Troxy (19)
Manchester Academy (20)
Glasgow Barrowlands (21)
Glasgow Barrowlands (23)
London Troxy (24)