Playing with Dolls - New York Dolls in the UK, December 2009
David Johansen and his legendary US punk-glam-rock band New York Dolls are all set to play dates across the UK in December but not before Johansen plays a special solo gig in New Jersey (yeah I know it's a long way, bear with me).
The full band play a magnificent seven starting in Cambridge at the Junction on Dec 2nd (£19.50), Bristol's Ansons on Dec 3rd (£19.50), London's Kentish Town Forum on Dec 4th (£22.50), Southampton's Talking Heads on Dec 6th (£22), Leamington Spa Assembly on Dec 8th (£20), Liverpool's O2 Academy on Dec 9th (£18) and the final stop in Edinburgh's HMV Picture House on Dec 10th (£18.50).
New York Dolls formed in 1971 in, where else, New York City and 2 surviving members, Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain continue to touting their punk-rock, rhythm and blues. Their kitsch demeanour and clothing won them fans in their home country with their homage to The Stooges and T Rex and their other influences (usually a shit-load of drugs), plus their influenced (The Damned, Blondie, Kiss and Faster Pussycat being just a few). Original icon, Johnny Thunders, a key member and original guitarist passed away in 1991 (he left the band in '75 but was still a legend of course).
The Dolls have recently released a 2009 album (only their 4th!) called "Cause I Sez So", which will no doubt be featured during the live shows as well. Johansen is also playing a special solo date on November 25th at the Trenton War Memorial in New Jersey - this will feature less obvious and more soulful songs than a usual full-on NYD show.
You may be interested in
- Wed 23rd May 2018 and Thu 24th May 2018 SparksBuy Tickets
- Sat 26th May 2018 Common People Oxford, The Jacksons, The New Power Generation...South Park (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th May 2018 Common People Southampton, The Jacksons, The New Power Gener...Southampton Common (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Jun 2018 to Tue 12th Jun 2018 Patti SmithBuy Tickets
- Sun 3rd Jun 2018 APE Presents, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, St. ...Victoria Park (Hackney)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Jun 2018 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Patti SmithRoyal Hospital Kilmainham (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Jun 2018 to Sun 24th Jun 2018 The ExBuy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 Meltdown Festival, Robert Smith: CureationRoyal Festival Hall (Lambeth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, The HivesFinsbury Park (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Sat 21st Jul 2018 and Sun 22nd Jul 2018 Sylvain SylvainBuy Tickets
- Mon 6th Aug 2018 Grizzly Bear, Jon Hopkins, Turbonegro, AuroraThree Ponds Valley (Poland)Buy Tickets
- Wed 8th Aug 2018 Steve ConteThe Slaughtered Lamb (Clerkenwell)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Oct 2018 and Sun 28th Oct 2018 Stepback - the 80s Concert, Tony Hadley, ABC, Bonnie Tyler, ...Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Dec 2018 and Sun 2nd Dec 2018 Def Leppard, Cheap Trick: HysteriaBuy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 '80s Christmas Concert: Stepback - the 80s Concert, Tony Hadley, Bonnie Tyler, ABC, ...Ricoh Arena / Ericsson Arena (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019 A Bowie CelebrationBuy Tickets