Much-loved band The Undertones are building on the success of their comeback tour last year with a raft of new dates, including a trip to Warrington’s Parr Hall.
Legendary Radio 1 D.J. John Peel, who the band listened to religiously as aspiring musicians, was famously so smitten with their hit single Teenage Kicks that he played it twice back to back and declared it was his favourite song of all time.
2016 marked the band’s 40th anniversary and the Derry boys celebrated with a variety of scorching live performances at festivals and venues throughout the U.K. and Europe.
This success has spurred the band on to announce a string of further dates in the U.K., including Parr Hall on 11th November, as well as a European tour and their first ever forays into Australia and New Zealand.
The shows were an exhilarating live experience for the band and the fans evidently felt the same way.
Bassist Mickey Bradley said: “To be honest, we had such a great time on the last tour that we thought we’d try our luck again. And I promise to use new bass strings to celebrate.”
2016 also saw vinyl remasters of the band’s first two L.P.s, The Undertones and Hypnotised, and a 7 inch vinyl remix of the 1979 single Get Over You. Michael Bradley also published his book Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone.
Tickets are available from the box office on 01925 44234 or online at www.pyramidparrhall.com. Tickets are priced at £20.