13 Feb 2007
James Tour April 2007 
SJM Concerts by arrangement with X-Ray presents

James
Tour April 2007
24hr cc hotline
0871 2200 260
or buy online:
gigsandtours.com

Glasgow
Carling Academy
(DF Concerts)
Saturday 21 April
0870 771 2000

Newcastle
Carling Academy
Monday 23 April
0870 771 2000

Birmingham
Carling Academy
Tuesday 24 April
0870 771 2000

London Brixton
Carling Academy
Friday 27 April
0870 771 2000

Manchester
MEN Arena
Saturday 28 April

Plus Special Guests
The Twang

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A Certain Ratio

"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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