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Live Shows 2020



Feb

29 - Butlins, Minehead, Somerset, England - Tickets


April

11 - Catasauqua PA, American Legion 215, USA - Tickets

14 - Washington D.C., Union Stage, USA - Tickets

15 - Philadelphia, World Cafe Live, USA - Tickets

17 - NYC, The Gramercy, USA - Tickets

18 - NYC , The Gramercy, USA - Tickets

19 - Boston, Paradise Rock Club, USA - Tickets



May

07 - Newcastle, Boiler Sop, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric - Tickets

08 - Manchester, Academy 2, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

09 - Liverpool, O2 Academy, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

15 - Northampton, Roadmender, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

17 - London,Electric Ballroom, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

22 - Sheffield, Leadmill, England - Special guest Neville Staple Band- Tickets

23 - Norwich, Let’s Rock Norwich, England - ON STAGE AT 1:00pm - Tickets

And the same day:

23 - Stone Valley South Festival, Hillside Farm, Ware, England ON STAGE AT 9:00pm - Tickets

24 - Bearded Theory Festival, Walton-on Trent, England - Tickets


June

4 - Cardiff, Y Plas (Student Union) , Wales - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

5 - Frome, Cheese & Grain, England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets

6 - Brighton ,Chalk ,England - Special guest  Hugh Cornwell Electric- Tickets


August

06 - Rebellion Festival, The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England - Tickets


October

17 - Glasgow, O2 Academy, Scotland - Tickets

A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL BRADLEY


Hello, Michael Bradley here.


I've written a book which is now available.

It's a dark thriller which exposes the corruption at the very heart of our society.

No it's not. 

It's my account of being in The Undertones, from first hanging around in O'Neill's house to the break up with Feargal in 1983. 

I've called it Teenage Kicks : My Life As An Undertone, getting in quick before anyone else uses that title. Like Stephen King. 

My older brother Martin has read it and gives it his approval.

I hope you like it.  

If you go to any of the forthcoming Undertones shows, you will not be asked questions about what was in it. 

Cheerio

Michael


You can hear Michael talking about the book here.

Here Comes The Drummer!


The Billy Doherty Ceili Band


Billy has started a Ceili band with some other musicians from Derry, they´re playing “Ceili” versions  of the Undertones songs plus some trad numbers and plan to “Ceilify” some other well known tunes in the near future. Their first performance was as support to The Undertones at the recent  The Button Factory show in Dublin.


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Photo: l to r: Robert Peoples, Ciaran O’Carolan, Steven O’Carolan, Ramon Ferguson, Billy Doherty


The "Billy Doherty Ceili Band" are can be booked for live shows via: baz100@me.com


YouTube-view their first performance at The Button Factory.

Damian O'Neill released a solo single on 10th November 2014.


'Trapped in a cage' c/w 'Love Makes The World Go Round' on 7" vinyl only on Overground Records is a limited edition of 500 copies. (cat. no. Over 140).


Both songs are selected from 'Re-energize' a musical play written by renowned Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell. Music by Damian with lyrics by Gary.


'Re-energize' was commissioned by Derry’s Playhouse Theatre for Derry City of Culture 2013 and was performed there and at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.


Damian: "Re-energize is a gritty play about 4 downtrodden individuals from Belfast who, now middle aged and on hard times, decide against all the odds to reform their old punk band and in effect get a 'second chance'. Initially John and I were commissioned to write 8 pieces of music to lyrics by Gary Mitchell to be performed by the actors live on stage. John wrote 3 songs, I wrote 4 and we co-wrote one. The songs went down really well so I decided to take things further and record 5 of the songs myself in a studio playing everything apart from the drums. I think the 2 songs on the single turned out best."


To receive irregular information send an e-mail to: news@theundertones.com

Guide To Derry

Michael Bradley’s guide to Derry for The Guardian website can be viewed here: The Guardian

The Mickey Bradley Radio Show

Mickey presents a weekly two hour radio show every Tuesday evening between 8 and 10 pm on BBC Radio Ulster 94.5 FM or online at bbc.co.uk/radioulster.


More details here.

The video for the single Much Too Late can be seen here.

THE UNDERTONES MERCHANDISING

The Undertones merchandising store is now open: Click here to enter the store.

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT GIRLS

As the great F.R. David put it: 'Words Don't Come Easy' ...especially if you're relying on someone dropping the needle onto a copy of Nuggets .....

Read more here from the writer of “Let’s Talk About Girls”, the legendary Manny Freiser

On

The Wireless

Gobbins Path

Michael Bradley takes a walk along the newly reopened Gobbins Path in Antrim: The Guardian

The Paul McLoone Show broadcasts nationally in Ireland Monday to Thursday, 9 to midnight, Today FM. www.todayfm.com/paulmcloone

DAMIAN O’NEILL AND THE MONOTONES

Refit Revise Reprise, the brand new album from Damian O'Neill, is now available from all good record shops,  iTunes and Amazon


You can watch the Sweet ‘n Sour video here or listen on Spotify


Comprising of 12 tracks recorded at home and at Press Play Studios in South London. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Damian, Andy Ramsay (ex Stereolab) and Paul Tipler with musical contributions from Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) amongst others. There’s some old, new, borrowed and blue on this record. You’ll hear new songs and instrumental tracks that are guaranteed to thrill and melt your heart plus Damian’s delved into his musical past and revamped selected self penned Undertones/That Petrol Emotion songs too. It’s Glam/Stomp/Dreamy Pop with a cascade of guitars, vibes, organ, bells and whistles.

Michael Bradley tells the story of the Derry Halloween.


The Undertones ‘You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It!)’ single celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Here is their Top of the Pops performance of the track from October 1979:

Listen here→

The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’ major label single release and first UK top 40 hit, came out 41 years ago on 13th October 1978. Check out the original promo video:

Teenage Kicks

 

Listen here→


















West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of - Double Purple/White Vinyl - Release date 28 February 2020

You can pre-order this LP here:


- 30 tracks, 1978-1983, compiled by The Undertones

- Gatefold sleeve with purple and white coloured vinyl

  1. -12 page insert with sleeve notes by Michael Bradley and Mick Houghton, author of the book

  2. -‘Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98’.

  3. -Includes previously unseen band photos.

  4. -Mastered from HD master sources, under the supervision of Undertones guitarist Damian O’Neill

SIDE 1

1. You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It!)

2. Male Model

3. Hypnotised

4. Billy's Third

5. The Way Girls Talk

6. True Confessions

7. Wednesday Week

8. (She's A) Runaround

9. There Goes Norman

SIDE 2

1. Teenage Kicks

2. Tearproof

3. Jump Boys

4. The Love Parade

5. Soul Seven

6. Girls Don't Like It

7. You're Welcome

8. Listening In

SIDE 3

1. Jimmy Jimmy

2. When Saturday Comes

3. Julie Ocean

4. My Perfect Cousin

5. Family Entertainment

6. Beautiful Friend

7. I Know A Girl

SIDE 4

1. Get Over You (Kevin Shields Remix 2016)

2. Girls That Don't Talk

3. Forever Paradise

4. Here Comes The Summer

5. It's Going To Happen

6. Bittersweet