Scottish alt-rock band THE JESUS AND MARY CHAINS have announced a trio of special UK shows for this autumn. The dates; in Glasgow, London and Manchester will see the band perform their 1985 debut album Psychocandy in full.
Speaking about the move to tour the album; singer Jim Reid said:
[quote style=’1′ cite=”]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 Jesus and 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.[/quote]
The new shows will be the first performances in the UK since the band played at the London Roundhouse and London Forum in 2008.
Tickets for the trio of dates will go on sale 16 May at 9am.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to play:
19 – Troxy, London
20 – Academy, Manchester
21 – Barrowlands, Glasgow