10 Dec 2010
The Durutti Column live at Bridgewater Hall 
A brand new 30 April 2011 date is announced at Manchester's prestigious Bridgewater Hall by The Durutti Column.

The first 200 bookers of top price (£29.00) tickets through the Box Office will be entitled to a free copy of The Durutti Column's new album which will be released to coincide with the gig. Please note this offer is not available for online bookings. Please call +44 (0)161 907 9000 for information on this offer.

This is a special one-off homecoming gig to launch their forthcoming new album, which will be given its world premiere at this show. The album will also include a selection of Vini Reilly's photographs. Expect to also hear tracks from the band's enormous back catalogue of over 30 albums, many released on Factory Records.

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Biting Tongues

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.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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