3 May 2006
Win tickets to see The Durutti Column live 
It's competition time again and this time three pairs of tickets to forthcoming gigs by The Durutti Column are on offer to three lucky people thanks to Phil Jones / CMP Live. The band kick off their 2006 schedule with 3 gigs in 5 days.

Manchester Academy 3 - Saturday 13 May 2006
Glee Club, Birmingham - Sunday 14 May 2006
Dingwalls (aka Lock 17), London - Wednesday 17 May 2006

There is one pair of tickets available for each gig and there are three different questions to answer. Feel free to enter each separate competition but each winner can only win one pair of tickets so please indicate your gigs in order of preference in your entries.

Question M for Manchester) Who supported The Durutti Column at their Manchester Academy 3 show on 13 December 2003?

Question B for Birmingham) At the Glee Club in which city were The Durutti Column scheduled to play in 2004 but never did?

Question L for London) Which London venue played host to a gig on 6 April 1982 which was later released as a live album (recently reissued on CD by Kooky Records)?

Please send in your entries via the Cerysmatic Contact page putting "Durutti Competition" as the subject. Please include your name, a valid email address and the answer to the question(s). Remember, you're welcome to submit answers to each question but there is a maximum of 1 pair of tickets per winner so please state your preferred gig.

Closing date 22:00 BST Monday 8 May.

Good luck!

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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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