31 Jan 2006
More tour dates for The Durutti Column 
The Durutti Column, whose new album 'Keep Breathing' is in the shops as of yesterday, have added 3 more dates to their UK tour:

Saturday 13 May - Manchester Academy 3 (0161 832 1111)
Sundat 14 May - Glee Club, Birmingham (0870 241 5093)
Wednesday 17 May - Dingwalls (aka Lock 17), London (020 7428 0010)
Thursday 18 May - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0115 958 8484)
Saturday 3 June - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (01892 678 678)
Saturday 10 June - Cox's Yard, Stratford upon Avon (01789 404600)

Thanks to Phil Jones.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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