The Undertones - on sale now! @ Limelight Belfast, Belfast [1 December]

The Undertones - on sale now!


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Limelight Belfast
17 Ormeau Avenue, Bt2 8hd Belfast, United Kingdom
Limelight Belfast Presents:

THE UNDERTONES
& Guests

The Limelight 1, Belfast
Friday December 01st 2017
Doors 7pm *EARLY SHOW*

Tickets £18.50 + Booking Fee
18+ Only

Irish punk legends The Undertones are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at The Limelight 1 on Friday December 01st 2017. Following the bands SOLD OUT 40th anniversary tour in 2016 they are bringing their hits on the road again.

Tickets on sale Friday February 10th at 10am from limelightbelfast.com, ticketmaster.ie, Katy’s Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends (John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley) learning how to play basic rock and roll.

Even by the standards of that decade Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere. With no live bands worth watching, they learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry but most of all from listening to John Peel’s wonderful show on BBC Radio One. Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording John O’Neill’s ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978 on Terri Hooley's Good Vibrations label in Belfast. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show.

The Undertones signed with Sire Records and ‘Teenage Kicks’ was re-released, resulting in the band's first appearance on Top Of The Pops. Over the next five years, John O Neill, crafted further pop gems such as `Here Comes The Summer`, ‘Jimmy Jimmy`, `You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)’ and ‘Wednesday Week’ whilst Damian O’Neill and Michael Bradley contributed ‘My Perfect Cousin. They also recorded four highly acclaimed LPs. Indeed, they almost enjoyed the life of professional musicians. In 1983 Feargal Sharkey left the band to pursue a solo career and the remaining members decided to call it a day. The Undertones were to remain silent for the next sixteen years.

In 1999 The Undertones reconvened, without Feargal Sharkey, to once again perform their two-minute, three and a half chord songs to a new generation of fans in Derry. Fellow Derryman Paul McLoone replaced Sharkey on vocals and his vocal prowess and electric onstage presence soon convinced any doubters that he was more than capable of doing the job.

After much consideration the band released an album of new songs called `Get What You Need', which was critically acclaimed by Q magazine, Uncut, Rolling Stone and Hot Press. Songs like ‘Thrill Me’, ‘I Need Your Love The Way It Used To Be’ and ‘Everything But You' showed that the art of writing short, sharp songs had not been lost over the previous two decades.

In 2003 ‘Thrill Me’ was released as a limited edition 7” vinyl single and found its way to John Peel’s turntable. He introduced it on his show commenting, “And these are words I thought I would never be saying on radio again, a new single from The Undertones”. He liked it so much he played it twice, just as he did with ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978.

In 2007 the band recorded and released another collection of pop nuggets under the title “Dig Yourself Deep” The LP was described by Allmusic as 'a true return to the classic sound of The Undertones’. Both ‘Get What You Need’ and ‘Dig Yourself Deep’ had their digital release in December 2011.

The story of ‘Teenage Kicks’ was at the heart of the film 'Good Vibrations' in 2012, which told the story of Terri Hooley and his record label. The band found themselves being portrayed by five young actors who did their best with the Derry accent.

Since signing a licensing deal with Union Square Music, the four original LPs, ‘The Undertones’, ‘Hypnotised’, ‘The Positive Touch’ and ‘The Sin Of Pride’ have been available in digital and physical form, all with additional tracks and videos.

The band marked Record Store Day 2013 with a 7” vinyl only release, recorded in the famous Toe Rag studio in London. A return to their punk roots, 'Much Too Late' sold out the 1,000 copies before the day was out.

2016 marked the band’s 40th Anniversary. They celebrated with a variety of scorching live performances at festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe. The reviews have been glowing and many critics and fans say the band are playing as well as or better than ever before.

2016 also saw vinyl remasters of first two LPs; ‘The Undertones – The Undertones’ and ‘The Undertones – Hypnotised’ released alongs with a 7” vinyl remix of the 1979 single ‘Get Over You’. Remixed by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream). Michael Bradley also published his book Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone’.

2017 will see the band continue to play plenty of live shows including a UK and European tour and they will embark on their first ever tour of Australia and New Zealand
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