NEWS: The Jesus & Mary Chain Announce UK Tour
Since confirming the release of Damage and Joy, The Jesus & Mary Chain’s first new album since 1998, they have also now announced an extensive run of UK tour dates for next year in support of the album.
The band reformed to play Coachella Festival in 2007 but no new material had seen the light of day in the interim period between then and now with the band having embarked intermittently on a series of live shows including an anniversary tour last year of their classic album Psychocandy.
This changes with the release of the new album which is out on March 24th. “We started to – can you believe? – listen to each other a bit more,” says Jim Reid of their time back in the studio. “In the last couple of years, we’ve buried the hatchet to some degree, and thankfully not into each other. Most people who know us would say that we haven’t mellowed that much. I think it was to do with the fact, dare I say it, that wisdom comes with age. Let’s live and let live, and let’s take each other’s opinions into account.”
Check the full list of dates below.
The Jesus & Mary Chain UK Tour
23rd – Northumbria University, Newcastle
25th – Academy, Manchester
27th – Church, Leeds
28th – O2 Academy, Leicester
29th – O2 Academy, Bristol
31st – O2 Institute, Birmingham
1st – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
3rd – Junction, Cambridge
5th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
6th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
7th – Academy, Dublin
8th – Limelight 1, Belfast
Tickets are on sale this Wednesday (December 14th).