Following on from their two sold out, acclaimed dates at London’s Olympia at the end of November, Primal Scream will be playing their seminal 1991 album ‘Screamadelica’ at a string of UK shows in Spring 2011. In addition to the seven previously announced dates, there will be two extra shows in London and Manchester.
Primal Scream play:
Mon 14th LEEDS, O2 Academy
Tue 15th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Wed 16th NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
Fri 18th GLASGOW, SECC
Sat 19th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun 20th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Tue 22nd BRIGHTON, Centre
Thur 24th LEICESTER, O2 Academy
Fri 25th LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy
Sat 26th LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (9pm-3am)
£29.11 regional / £38.30 London
Primal Scream reveal that Kylie Minogue wanted to work with them. The Australian singer ‘ who has previously collaborated with artists including Nick Cave and Manic Street Preachers ‘ approached the ‘Loaded’ hitmakers to write a track for her, but the group were having too many problems to accept. Frontman Bobby Gillespie revealed: ‘We met her twice ‘ at a photoshoot and then she came to a gig in Australia. She was lovely. ‘ think she was looking for us to write a song for her and make a record with her. But we were having problems even writing songs for ourselves at that point. So it never happened.’ Primal Scream ‘ who were previously famed for their drink and drug-fuelled partying ‘ recently marked 25 years since the release of their first single ‘All Fall Down’ but the group are surprised their career has lasted so long. Asked if he ever expected the group to be around 25 years, 48-year-old Bobby admitted to Q magazine: ‘ didn’t think I’d be alive then. I probably didn’t want to be alive. Seriously. ‘So the answer is no. But I always knew we were good. It was always a serious thing. It wasn’t like a part-time thing before you go back to doing a real job.
Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night. Primal Scream will be treating fans to two sets at their Olympia gigs on November 26th and 27th. As well as playing their seminal album ‘Screamadelica’ in full, the legendary band will be opening the evening with a live greatest hits set, taking to the stage for show number one at 7.30pm. As it stands, the timings look like this:
Primal Scream; 7.30pm-8.15pm, Andrew Weatherall DJ set; 8.15pm-8.55pm
Primal Scream play Screamadelica; 9.10pm-10.30pm
So remember to get there early! The band will be touring ‘Screamadelica’ for seven shows in March next year. Expect news of the ‘Screamadelica’ re-issues soon.
Primal Scream tickets for Screamadelica live . Due to phenomenal demand Primal Scream have added a SECOND date of Screamadelica at the Olympia. The second show will take place on Friday November 26th. Primal Scream mark 20 years since the creation of their mind-blowing landmark Screamadelica by playing the album in its entirety for the first time with a pair of shows at London’s Olympia, November 26th and 27th. Since its release in September, 1991, Screamadelica has been hailed as the defining musical statement of the 90s, often one of the greatest albums of all time. It scooped the first Mercury Music Prize in 1992 while the late Paul Cannell’s cover design was recently chosen as one of the Royal Mail’s ten classic rock album stamps. Primal Scream have never performed some of the songs live before while many have not been played for years. To fully realise them the band will be expanding the lineup with gospel choir, brass section and singer Denise Johnson rejoining for the night.
Long Way Home made history last week after becoming the first unsigned band to be asked to play 2 consecutive nights at the legendary London venue, 100 Club on Oxford Street. The lads had just came off stage after playing a blistering set to a packed club on Thursday 24th September when they were immediately asked to come back again the following night. The 100 Club has been host to legendary acts such as The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Clash, Paul Weller, Primal Scream and Eric Clapton to name but a few. Long Way Home were playing on the Thursday night as part of winning Ayrplay 2009 and now look set to be regulars on the London circuit. Over 40 of the bands’ die-hard fans had made the long trip down from Scotland for Thursday nights performance and created an amazing atmosphere. But even though many had to travel back home and miss the second night, Long Way Home put in another devasting performance Continue reading →
PRIMAL SCREAM ruined their chance to make it big in America because of their drug addiction. Steven Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, said they could have been “biggest band in the world”. Van Zandt said he tried to bring Primal Scream to the States but added that but frontman Bobby Gillespie couldnt’ commit to a long tour because of his reliance on drugs. The rocker-turned-radio DJ said: “I tried to get Primal Scream to come over to America several times. I thought their album before this last one (2006′s Riot City Blues) was one of the greatest records in 10 years. “I begged them to come over. I had a whole tour for them. Their agent talked me out of it. He said: ‘They can’t do 20 shows.’ I’m like, ‘Come on, man. We do 20 shows a month’. “Primal Scream could be the biggest band in the world. They are fantastic when they make rock records – once every 10 years. But they can’t tour because of drug problems, or whatever. “I don’t have patience for it. I’m like, all right, you want to be a drug addict, go be a drug addict. Don’t waste my time.”
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The band recently completed a sold-out headline tour of the U.K. including a home-town show at Dundee’s Caird Halll and a rapturous gig at London’s Koko. Having also completed a mammoth ‘back-to-basics’ 36-date tour of the UK last autumn, the band are set to head to Europe in March for a series of gigs.
The full list of dates in May are as follows:
14th Glasgow Academy
15th Manchester Academy
16th London Forum
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 3rd March. The Manchester tickets are priced at £14 and the London & Glasgow shows are £15. Tickets are available below now.
The band also release a new single, Temptation Dice, through 1965 Records on Monday April 13th 2009 and will be available on 7′ & download.
Taken from their second critically acclaimed album, Which Bitch? which was released in February and reached number 4 in the U.K. albums chart, the single was recorded at Monnow Valley studios in Wales during the summer of 2008 as part of the album sessions with acclaimed producer Owen Morris, who also worked on their platinum selling debut album Hats Off To The Buskers.
Their website, www.theviewareonfire.co.uk, was also the most visited music site in the U.K. in January and their track Wasteland will soundtrack Nike’s new football ad campaign starring Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole and Fernando Torres debuting in February.
The View are: Kyle Falconer (vocals / guitar), Pete Reilly (guitar), Kieren Webster (vocals / bass) & Steve Morrison (drums).
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The View (Dryburgh, Scotland) have been active in the music scene since early 2005, supporting more renowned acts including Babyshambles, Primal Scream and The Undertones. The band initially based themselves at The Bayview pub in the Menzieshill district of Dundee, not too far from their native Dryburgh. From this pub, the band took their name. Shortly after they moved to The Doghouse, a respected music venue in Dundee’s city centre, where they came to the attention of local music promoters, management and ever-growing fan-base. Currently signed to 1965 Records, the band’s debut single, “Wasted Little DJs”, was released 7 August 2006. The single entered the UK MTV/NME video charts on 9 July 2006 and climbed to top this chart the same day it reached 15 in the UK singles chart on 13 August 2006. They have recently released there first album, titled ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ which entered the UK album chart at #1 and is so far the biggest selling album of 2007.
The View (Sydney, Australia) formed in March 2005. Now known as Planet of the Stereos, the band is a ubiquitous presence amongst Australia’s east-coast indie scene, building a cult following with strong support from Australian nationwide commercial radio and television networks. Recently the group were voted the winners of a prominent Australia-wide unsigned artist competition. According to the band, the name change was triggered by a shift in musical direction.