The Undertones' 35th Anniversary tour kicks-off December 2011 - tickets available
Posted: 20th September 2011
Much of the appeal of the late, great, sorely-missed John Peel was the boyish enthusiasm he maintained for music right into his elder years. And, for all the tens of thousands of hours of material he listened to, few things ever got him as excited as the first time he heard 'Teenage Kicks' by The Undertones.
Famously, it remained his favourite song. It adds to the charm of the man that while no self-respecting muso would ever pin their colours to the mast and actually name something as gauche as a favourite song, he was quite prepared to admit that the Derry band's track about the youthful thrill caused by 'another girl in the neighbourhood' sometimes reduced him to tears of helpless love.
When the EP arrived at Radio 1, John Peel liked it so much that he played it twice on air. What resulted was a near three-decade association between the band and the legendary broadcaster, with Peel helping the young band just as much as their music thrilled him.
Thirty-five years after The Undertones first got together, and shorn of their original, iconic frontman Feargal Sharkey, who became lost in pop in the eighties and never really made it back, The Undertones are marking the anniversary by taking their energetic punk on the road again this December. Paul McLoone replaced Sharkey when the band reformed in 1999, 16 years after they split, and there have been two new records with the revised line-up.
The 35th Anniversary Tour kicks off at The Ironworks in Inverness on Thursday 1st December, followed by gigs in Darlington, Leamington Spa, Southsea, Gloucester and Leeds, before the final date of the run at Concorde 2 in Brighton on 10th December.
We have tickets for all dates available now, priced around £16.
Ahead of the headline gigs, The Undertones play a special gig at the Eurosurf 2011 Festival in Bundoran, County Donegal on 1st October.
- Thu 18th Mar 2021 The Undertones Cardiff University Students Union [Solus/ CF10/ Great Hall/ Y Plas] (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Mar 2021 The Undertones The Cheese and Grain (Frome) Buy Tickets
- Sat 20th Mar 2021 The Undertones Chalk (formerly the Haunt) (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Thu 25th Mar 2021 The Undertones The Boiler Shop Stephenson Works (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Fri 26th Mar 2021 The Undertones O2 Academy Liverpool (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Mar 2021 The Undertones Manchester Academy (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Apr 2021 The Undertones Leadmill (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Fri 9th Apr 2021 The Undertones Roadmender (Northampton) Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Apr 2021 The Undertones Electric Ballroom (Camden) Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd May 2021 Let's Rock the Moor, UB40, ABC, Then Jerico, The Undertones, Tony Hadley, Wang Chung, Midge Ure, Toyah, The Real Thing, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, The Art of What?! Marsh Meadow - Cookham (Berkshire) Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Oct 2021 The Undertones, Neville Staple O2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Oct 2021 The Undertones La Belle Angele (Edinburgh) Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Oct 2021 The Undertones The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen) Buy Tickets