17 Mar 2011
The Durutti Column live at Bridgewater Hall 
This is a reminder that tickets are still available for The Durutti Column's showcase gig in the amazing surroundings of the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on 30 April 2011.

The band's as-yet-untitled biographical album is being released on the night and will also be played live in what will be a World Premiere. Expect to also hear live tracks from the band's enormous back catalogue of over 30 albums. The album will also include a selection of Vini Reilly's photographs.

Buy your tickets now online direct from the venue. Prices start at £18.00.

There are still some premium tickets available priced £29.00 (available by calling the Box Office on +44 (0)161 907 9000 only - subject to availability) which will include a free copy of the new album. Please note this offer is not available for online bookings.

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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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