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
- Thu 23rd May 2019 to Fri 31st May 2019 Glen Matlock, Earl SlickBuy Tickets
- Tue 4th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019 Billy Cobham, Randy BreckerBuy Tickets
- Thu 6th Jun 2019 and Fri 7th Jun 2019 An Evening with: Steve Hillage - Green, L and Fish RisingBuy Tickets
- Sat 8th Jun 2019 An Evening with: Steve Hillage, The Egg - Green, L and Fish RisingO2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Shepherds Bush)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Jun 2019 Meat LoafThe New Crown (Merthyr Tydfil)Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Jul 2019 and Mon 8th Jul 2019 Hall & OatesBuy Tickets
- Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Tue 16th Jul 2019 KISS: End of the RoadBuy Tickets
- Sat 20th Jul 2019 Ramblin' Man Fair, Black Stone Cherry, Cheap Trick, Anathema...Mote Park (Maidstone)Buy Tickets
- Sat 20th Jul 2019 Feels like Summer: Bananarama, Bonnie TylerSophia Gardens (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sun 21st Jul 2019 Cheap TrickO2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Thu 1st Aug 2019 Patti SmithKelvingrove Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 17th Aug 2019 Paredes de Coura Festival, Patti Smith, SuedePraia Fluvial Do Taboao (Portugal)More Info..
- Fri 13th Sep 2019 Pere UbuBush Hall (Shepherds Bush)Buy Tickets
- Wed 18th Sep 2019 Bonnie TylerLondon Palladium (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Wed 4th Dec 2019 to Wed 11th Dec 2019 Dweezil ZappaBuy Tickets