13 Sep 2005
Twenty Four Hours support Pere Ubu @ Manchester Academy 3, 22 Sept 
Pere Ubu are doing a mini-tour of Europe including the UK and Ireland which comes to Manchester on Thursday 22 September. Special guest support comes from none other than Twenty Four Hours, the "solo" project of Jez Kerr out of A Certain Ratio. This follows on from the debut 24 Hrs gig at the Kings Arms in Salford earlier in the year.

Pere Ubu tour dates from ubuprojex.net [note: 24 Hours only playing in Manchester]

Tue 13 Berlin, Quasimodo
Wed 14 Leipzig, Nato Live Free or Diet Program
Thu 15 Brussels, Palace
Fri 16 Haarlem (NL), Patronaat
Sat 17 Brighton, Concorde 2
Sun 18 London, Islington Bar Academy
Mon 19 Leeds, City Varieties
Tue 20 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed 21 Dublin, The Village
Thu 22 Manchester, Academy 3



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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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