3 Sep 2008
The live return of The Durutti Column 
The Durutti Column make their long-awaited live comeback with a special intimate show as part of In The City. It's on 7 October 2008 at The Ruby Lounge and promises to be a terrific show. Support comes from The Chemists (with more tbc & DJs till late).

Tickets priced 20.00 GBP (+ booking fee) are on sale now from Ticketline and SeeTickets.


Doors: 7.30pm

The Ruby Lounge
28-34 High Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester M4 1QB

The Ruby Lounge on MySpace

Thanks to Jay for info.



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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)

The Durutti Column