Comsat Angels

After playing their first gig in 14 years this past April, reunited and highly influential British post-punk act Comsat Angels are embarking on a short, three-date tour of their native U.K. next week that could be the group’s farewell.

The band — which formed in 1978 in Sheffield, disbanded in 1995 and has been credited with influencing the likes of Interpol and Editors — will play a trio of concerts dubbed “The Last Weekend” in Glasgow, Manchester and London on Oct. 22, 23 and 24, respectively. Earlier this year, frontman Stephen Fellows told No Ripcord that while the tour’s name was added by the promoter, “they may well be our final shows.”

The Comsats, perhaps best known for their 1980 single “Independence Day” (and its 1983 re-recording), as well as the 1981 album Sleep No More, re-emerged earlier this year, playing their first gig since 1995 when the band’s original lineup appeared on the bill of the Sensoria Music Festival in Sheffield on April 26 (see video clips below).

Fellows, however, was careful to tell the Sheffield Telegraph prior to that gig that “it’s not a reunion tour,” adding that he and his reunited bandmates are taking matters one show at a time: “We’ll take it as it comes.”

See full Comsat Angels tour dates and live video after the jump…

Comsat Angels tour dates:

Oct. 22: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 23: Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK
Oct. 24: O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

 

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