FM promise to be Indiscreet with trio of classic UK album shows in 2012
Posted: 17th October 2011
Back in the early '80s, the expression 'A.O.R.' sent shivers of repulsion and fear throughout the music-press - Adult-Orientated Rock, in case you were wondering. Bands like Foreigner, Reo Speedwagon, Journey, Triumph and Styx all pretty much owned the radio-derived format in the States, while in the UK, we were still reeling from punk and indulging in the so-called New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Motörhead, Iron Maiden etc.
Somewhere in the middle of this divide was FM, a British band that slyly named themselves after the very same American waveband that supported the very same music they specialized in (not the Canadian band of the same name, though). Formed in 1984 at a time when new romantics roamed the streets and Bananarama were clogging up the UK airwaves (yeah, great times), FM were almost a supergroup of sorts, having been comprised of members of Samson and Wildlife, and represented the British take on the dreaded A.O.R. style.
For five years or so, Steve Overland and crew notched up a string of classic-rock albums and singles, including the 1986 debut, "Indiscreet" and the Top 40 album success, "Tough it Out". Despite not gaining any hit-singles, FM's popularity held sway and they have continued to be regarded as masters of rock some 25 years later. They rocked Download earlier this year - so, fancy some more?
The band have announced a trio of shows to celebrate the anniversary of that debut-album, starting with Glasgow's Cathouse on 8th March, followed by Manchester's Academy 3 on the 9th and the Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 10th. We will have tickets for all three from 9am on Friday morning (21st October).
- Fri 2nd Apr 2021 FM The Welly Club (Hull) Buy Tickets
- Sat 3rd Apr 2021 FM, Laurence Jones Warehouse 23 (Wakefield) Buy Tickets
- Sun 4th Apr 2021 FM Nantwich Civic Hall (Cheshire) Buy Tickets
- Fri 9th Apr 2021 FM Queens Hall (Nuneaton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 16th Apr 2021 FM Madding Crowd (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sat 17th Apr 2021 FM Islington Assembly Hall [Town Hall] (Islington) Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Apr 2021 FM Newcastle University Student Union (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Sat 24th Apr 2021 FM The Garage/ G2/ Attic (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st May 2021 FM The Rescue Rooms (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd May 2021 FM Sub89 (Reading) Buy Tickets