The Godfathers, by Sandra de BruyneThe Godfathers — one of the best, if not most underrated, U.K. rock bands of the 1980s — triumphantly reformed in 2008, and capped the year off by announcing a short, eight-date U.S. tour that was to have taken place this month.

Thanks to the current global economic crisis, however, the band said it was forced to scale down the tour — its first U.S. trek in two decades — to a single concert: the band’s annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which took place Feb. 14 at Chicago’s Metro.

I’m not seeing any reviews of the gig online, but photographer Pattie Bee offers a visual document of the Metro show with this Flicker set. And here’s an interview with lead singer Peter Coyne by Windy City site Gapers Block that previewed the gig.

Plus, there are a few live performances from Chicago up on YouTube, including this one:

 

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