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The Undertones All Set For Their Debut Australian Tour This july

Friday 3 March 2017

The Undertones All Set For Their Debut Australian Tour This july

It's official! The fabled first wave Irish punk rockers, The Undertones, are all set to make their Australian debut this July. The band, who earned seven top 40 UK singles and three top 20 UK albums between 1978 and 1981 and whose debut 7” Teenage Kicks was influential English DJ John Peel’s favourite single of all time, will be performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

"The fact that you could sing along to them whilst mashing up the pit and have your heart strings tugged by the band shows just how perfect they were.” - The Quietus

Formed in Derry, Ireland in 1975, the then teenage band members churned out two-minute punk/pop classics about girls, petty jealousies, spotty neuroses and chocolate including Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin, Get Over You, You’ve Got My Number, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy and loads more over four brilliant albums before dissolving in 1983.

They reformed in 1999, with lead vocalist Paul McLoone joining original members – guitarist and chief-songwriter John O’Neil, his brother Damian (guitar), bassist Michael Bradley and drummer Billy Doherty. So far, they have headlined shows across the UK and Europe, graced the Glastonbury Festival in 2005, released two new albums: Get What You Need (2003) and Dig Yourself Deep (2007) plus Teenage Kicks (A Best Of) and a top 30 chart hit on release in 2003.

"Standing here watching this perfect jukebox band you are reminded by just how many great songs The Undertones have, every riff, every vocal line, every moment drips in pop perfection and the thrill of two entwining guitars that cram so much melody and adrenaline into the music that their music sounds eternally joyous, is part of the heart of soul of their greatness." - Louder Than War

"On their 35th anniversary tour The Undertones delivered precisely what was expected of them - urgent, no messing about, two-and-a-half-minute stabs of jumpy punk pop. Bang." - The Clash

"As a live proposition the band are arguably on the best form of their career, helped by a pristine sound that pushed the guitars to the fore. The set crackled with energy and the band played with passion and joy. Paul McLoone has totally claimed his place behind the mic, he nailed every tune and spent the whole gig enjoying the music as much as the crowd” - Culture

2016 saw Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream remix The Undertones' 1979 single 'Get Over You' as a stand alone 7” release. Why? Why not!

Book your tickets and sing along with The Undertones, live!