The Wedding Present News : August 2011

Location

The Wedding Present will be playing six concerts in England this August, starting with Leicester on the 11th and ending in Holmfirth on the 29th. In between, the band will be playing in Clitheroe, Middlesbrough, London and Brighton.

As regular readers will know, the band’s Brighton and Holmfirth concerts form part of David Gedge’s one-day indoor festivals. Cinerama, David Gedge’s ‘other’ band, will also be appearing at these events.

The band’s London appearance is also for a festival. This one’s called ‘Radfest’ and it takes place in Peckham.

Here, then, is a list of all the Wedding Present dates for August 2011 :

11/08 : Leicester, UK – Lock 42, with The Humdrum Express

12/08 : Clitheroe, UK – Grand, with Silence Rises

13/08 : Middlesbrough, UK – Crypt, with Silence Rises

21/08 : London, UK – Radfest at The Bussey Building, Peckham. The Wedding Present will play for 45 minutes from 10PM.

27/08 : ‘At The Edge Of The Sea’ – the Southern English edition of David Gedge’s annual ‘Mini-Festival’ – Concorde 2, Brighton, Sussex. The Wedding Present will be headlining and Cinerama will be opening. Other bands confirmed to play are Badly Drawn Boy, Summer Camp, Pinky Piglets, Silvermash, Dirty Fingernails, Stars Down To Earth, Precious Few & Urban Shadows and there will be DJ sets from Rocker [Dandelion Radio]. Doors open at 3PM and the concert will end at 10PM.

29/08 : ‘At The Edge Of The Peaks’ – the Northern English edition of David Gedge’s annual ‘Mini-Festival’ – Picturedrome, Holmfirth, Yorkshire. The Wedding Present will be headlining and Cinerama will be opening. Other bands confirmed to play are Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern, Summer Camp, Pinky Piglets, Silvermash, Dirty Fingernails, Stars Down To Earth, French Soul Party & Precious Few and there will be DJ sets from Pete Jackson [Dandelion Radio]. Doors open at 3PM and the concert will end at 10PM.

Finally… Silvermash [featuring Graeme Ramsay from The Wedding Present], Dirty Fingernails [featuring Charles Layton from The Wedding Present] and Pinky Piglets will all be appearing at Lock 42 in Leicester during the night between their ‘At The Edge Of The Sea’ and ‘At The Edge Of The Peaks’ appearances, along with local favourites Produkty. [Please note that this is not a Wedding Present concert].

HAPPY NEW YEAR TOUR ANNOUNCED
David Gedge’s new plan for The Wedding Present to ‘see out’ 2011 with a ‘Happy New Year’ Mini-Tour of Great Britain has become a reality.

The band will now be playing three concerts in Glasgow, London and David’s home town of Leeds but these shows will be also preceded by a more intimate appearance at Greenside in Leslie, which is in The Kingdom Of Fife in Scotland.

Here, then, is a list of all the Wedding Present dates for December 2011 :

28/12 : Leslie, UK – Greenside
29/12 : Glasgow, UK – Garage
30/12 : Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
31/12 : London, UK – Camden Dingwalls. The Wedding Present will play for 80 minutes from 11PM, after which there will DJs until 5AM.

Further information about all of The Wedding Present’s forthcoming live shows can be found on the ‘concerts’ page of our web site. Please VISIT www.scopitones.co.uk  With any concert dates there can always be last minute changes, so please check with the venue before making any travel arrangements.

FABULOUS NEW WEDDING PRESENT MERCHANDISE

Scopitones are pleased to announce the arrival of a new take on an old classic. Hot from the printing press, our new ‘George Best’ shirts are now on sale. These brown shirts feature a full colour picture of the sleeve of The Wedding Present’s classic debut album and come in the usual sizes: Ladies’ L & S and Men’s XL, L, M & S.

You can order one of these shirts for £13.50 plus postage & packing by visiting www.scopitones.co.uk .We are also very pleased to report that ‘Drive,’ the new ‘Live In North America’ Wedding Present DVD that we mentioned in our last newsletter, is now available for purchase from our web site for £15 plus postage & packing by also visting www.scopitones.co.uk

AND FINALLY…..

At the August concerts in England, The Wedding Present will be playing their cover version of “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)” which was originally released by Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel in 1975.
 
Harley himself says: “There are 120 cover versions of Make Me Smile, but only The Wedding Present have done it differently. They did a punk version and made it kick. They understood the venom in the lyrics.”
 
David Gedge adds: “I’m pleased that Steve Harley likes our version because Cockney Rebel’s ‘The Psychomodo’ was the first LP I ever bought!”
 
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!
 

By Andy on August 11, 2011


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