If the world needs anything, it’s more music from dour Scots…
The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced tour dates this March in the United States. Scotland’s most famous musical duelling brothers Jim and William Reid will put their differences aside once again as the JAMC head to Texas to play a handful of dates, including SXSW. In between gigs in Texas, the JAMC will fly to LA for one night at the House of Blues.
Quote from today’s press release:
After playing their last gig in 1998 and breaking up in 1999, The Jesus & Mary Chain reunited in 2007 for a handful of high-profile club and festival dates in the US and Europe which began with a triumphant main stage performance in front of an estimated 10,000 fans at Coachella.
Early Mary Chain gigs were a maelstrom of brilliance, violence and unbelievable arrogance. The band could hardly play, which hardly mattered, as the gigs never lasted more than fifteen minutes. Later gigs saw them as a great live band – still unpredictable, but able to play properly as well – if they felt like it. Then they got bored. Jim and William Reid – never the closest of siblings, decided they hated each other, had a massive punch-up before a paying audience then took early retirement to spend more time with their alcohol and television sets.
The revitalized Jesus And Mary Chain are then something of a miracle – a perfect combination of their earliest incendiary nihilism, and their later musical perfection. Underpinning the Reid brothers’ three-chord assault on these 2012 dates will be (sometimes drummer and guitarist from Pyschocandy line up) John Moore on guitar, Phil King on bass and a drummer to be announced.
Jesus and Mary Chain 2012 Tour Dates:
11 March – Denton 35 Festival, Texas
12 March – New Orleans House Of Blues, LA
13 March – House of Blues, Texas
14 – 18 March – South By Southwest, Texas
Any JAMC fans may also like to check out Five New Scottish bands to hear in 2012.
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