UK tour dates - 2011

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UK tour dates - 2011

Postby MarkW » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:15 pm

Following e-mail received this evening from The Undertones News <> Great! :D :

"Seminal Derry band The Undertones are set to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a new double CD of their greatest ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides; a 10-date UK tour when they will play their debut album, ‘The Undertones’, in its entirety – and an appeal for members of their original fan club to get in touch.
Union Square Music will reissue the double CD ‘True Confessions: A's + B's’ on 4th April, 2011. The release is to be accompanied by a set of 10 shows – the ‘True Confessions Tour’ – which will call at most major cities over the month. It’s been a long road from their first show in February 1976 at St Mary’s Scout Hall in Derry. Further shows in the UK, Europe and the USA will be announced soon.
The band is keen to reacquaint themselves with members of their former fan club, the Rocking Humdingers Club, and have put out a Missing Persons Search. Mickey Bradley of the band said: ‘‘We recently came across the original membership book containing the names of the Rocking Humdingers and thought it would be good to make contact again.”
The band hope to hear from these long-time fans and has promised the first 50 who get in touch free entry into a show of their choice, a copy of the record and a tour t-shirt. They should contact the band via at:

31/03/2011 Glasgow King Tuts
01/04/2011 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
02/04/2011 York Fibbers
07/04/2011 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
08/04/2011 Southampton The Brook
09/04/2011 Plymouth White Rabbit
10/04/2011 Bristol Thekla
14/04/2011 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
15/04/2011 Manchester Academy 3
16/04/2011 London The Garage

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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby Sire » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:41 pm

Brilliant news!!!

Should make 3 of these... Southampton, London, Brum.

So who was an original Member of the Humdingers???

I have got to say I was not.... Dont know why!!! :oops:
Maybe it was a choice of either going out with girls or joining a bands club... and The Tones lost out...
well that's my excuse anyway!!!
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby terrier2 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:41 pm

Great news indeed. We're certainly hoping to get to a few of them and it would appear that more are to be added.

I was a member of the Humdingers and still have the Christmas Card and some news letters, but not sure if I have the card or badge any more.

It doesn't seem 2 minutes since those days, but the band are still awesome live and if anyone has't seen them since the old days, get your tickets, you won't be disappointed.

I took me missus to Plymouth last year and she'd never seen them before. She enjoyed them that much that we ended up in Halesworth and Paris, too and after meeting Mr McCloone, thinks he's the dogs testes!! Shame I can't get her into footie like she's taken to the Tones.
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby hawk » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:55 pm

I was a member of The Rocking Humdingers Club - probably 80/81.
Still got the badge and the Xmas Card which the current band kindly signed for me in 2007. Can’t seem to find any other stuff. ... morobilia/
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby JacquelineG » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:15 pm

brilliant news about a tour.
Have entered the competition - I still have my badge of honour! But sadly my cards etc were binned (not by me I hasten to add)
Hoping to get to at least one date.
Thanks Derek for the email about this :D
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby katepilk » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:49 am

Great news look forward to seeing the band again. I still have my badge and i think my membership card is in the loft, trouble is i can't get in there cos it's full!! I will have to try to find it.
Happy New Year to all
Kate xx
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby MesaMike » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Anyone know if there will be any Belfast show?
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby Jo. » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:11 pm

Oetzi wrote:Any idea when tix for the shows in Liverpool, Manchester and London are on sale? Which Tour-agency is best for shipping tix?
Less than 2 months... :P

All on sale via Seetickets:
You'll find that the majority of agencies won't post physical tickets abroad, they'll either issue an e-ticket to rpint off or provide you with a reference number to present at the box office/on the door.
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby PhilofLeeds » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:32 pm

Brilliant news - will deffo be at York gig.

I was also a Rocking Humdingers member. Still have the badge :D (along with various other Tones badges plus a ticket for a Bradford gig on the Hypnotised tour signed by Feargal !)

Sent my email in to Andy.
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Re: UK tour dates - 2011

Postby Step » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 pm

Best pre gig pub in terms of proximity to venue (100 yards away) for the Relentless Garage is The Famous Cock (right outside Highbury and Islington tube).

I will be there from about 5 and will have with me my legendary Punk Badge Range!!

All your favs inc 3 classic Undertones designs (Arrow, Get Over you logo and Perfect Cousin subuteo image).

also bands such as the Chords, XTc, Adverts, 999, Pistols, clash, Damned, Cuddly toys, Magazine , Buzzcocks,Skids, Gen X, Chelsea,Members, Menace, Secret Affair, THE JAM, Stranglers, Rezillos, Doll By Doll, PIL,Killing joke, TOH, Ruts TRB etc, etc.

Looking forward to a good night.
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