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The return of Dead Men Walking – UK live dates announced…

“It’s been a while” – this was the quote that announced the return of Dead Men Walking, the ever-changing punk super-group (can punk and super-group be coupled together, have I broken a cardinal punk rock rule?) that has irregularly gathered a myriad of punk notables together to go out onto the road and to perform a selection of each others material – old friends who happen to come from some legendary bands and (somehow) find themselves having the time, drive and desire to do something together – something a bit special. It’s a collaborative effort; everyone writes, everyone sings, and having seen previous formations I know that everyone who sees the shows loves them.

Past members have included Slim Jim Phantom, Gen Matlock, Capt. Sensible, Mike Peters, Pete Wylie, Bruce Watson, Billy Duffy, Duff McKagan, and Chris Cheney from Australian rock band The Living End, with one off guest appearances from Mick Jones, Topper Headon, Brian Setzer, and Lemmy all taking place at various times and cities across the globe between Los Angeles and London.

The most recent live dates taking place in late 2014 when Dead Men Walking played at legendary Los Angeles venues The Viper Rooms and The Troubadour; as such anticipation is high for this short run of dates.

Dead Men Walking live:

Friday June 10th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday June 11th – The Tivoli, Buckley
Sunday June 12th – The Library Theatre, Darwen
Tuesday June 14th – Komedia, Brighton
Wednesday June 15th – Dingwalls, London
Thursday June 16th – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
Friday June 17th – The Fleece, Bristol
Saturday June 18th – Discovery Centre, Winchester
Sunday June 19th – The Musician, Leicester

Tickets are on sale from 0900hrs Wednesday 27th April 2016

Despite being essentially a live project, an album ‘Easy Piracy’ was released via Slimstyle Records in April 2015, prior to this two live albums were released in 2001 and 2003 – at this stage no clues are emerging from the DMW camp to suggest any of these dates might be recorded.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The personnel who played as DMW on the Easy Piracy album are now performing under the moniker of The Jack Tars, who incidentally are also playing the Musician in Leicester in June. Happy Days :-)

    • # Correction #

      The Jack Tars are not playing the Musician in June, (as stated on their own website!) just the new line-up of DMW. Apologies. :-(

      • Are they definitely not? The Jack Tars website suggests that they are playing at four (but not all) of the venues on the DMW tour (Brighton, Middlesbrough, Bristol, Leicester). Admittedly, if you click the ticket link next to each tour date, it takes you to the site to buy DMW tickets, but….

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