19 Jan 2006
New tour dates for The Durutti Column 
A first news update of the year from The Durutti Column:

The first gig of the year, slated for 1 April at Manchester Academy 3, has been moved back to May to tie in with a 3-date mini-tour as follows:

May

Sat 13 - Manchester Academy 3 (tickets on sale although seetickets.com still lists the old date)
Sun 14 - Glee Club, Birmingham (tickets now on sale via www.glee.co.uk)
Wed 17 - Dingwalls, London (tickets not on sale yet)

The new album, 'Keep Breathing' will be out in the shops early February. Plus, Q Magazine will be running a special feature on Manchester music in its April issue (on the streets mid-March). BBC 6Music is also set to feature The Durutti Column around this time - details to be confirmed.

Beyond that further gigs are planned in Tunbridge Wells, Spain and Portugal later in the year.

Thanks to Phil Jones for info.

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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...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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