Reunions, Tour Dates — December 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

The Primitives plan UK reunion tour in April

The Primitives

Following their under-the-radar re-emergence in October after 17 years of inactivity, ’80s British indie-pop outfit The Primitives have booked a 10-date reunion tour of the U.K. next April.

Still fronted by Tracy Tracy, the newly reunited band will open its short trek April 17 in Southampton and wrap it up on April 28 in London (see tour dates below). The tour follows a pair of October coming-out dates at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry and London’s Buffalo Bar.

Those concerts were the Primitives’ first since splitting in 1992 following the failure of their third album, Galore, and the band’s overall inability to replicate the success of their jangly 1988 hit single “Crash.” The reunion also comes in the wake of the death in February of Steve Dullaghan, the group’s first bassist, who played on 1988’s Lovely.

Here are a few video clips of the Primitives’ first reunion show in October.

See full Primitives tour dates after the jump…

The Primitives tour dates:

April 17: Joiners, Southampton, UK
April 18: Thekla, Birstol, UK
April 20: Moho Live, Manchester, UK
April 21: Fibbers, York, UK
April 22: Stereo, Glasgow, UK
April 23: Brudnell Social Club, Leeds, UK
April 25: Little Civic, Wolverhampton, UK
April 26: Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
April 27: 02 Academy2, Oxford, UK
April 28: Scala, London, UK



  1. this is the best news EVER already got the tickets they are one my favourite bands of all time

  2. Hi.

    It will be good to see the Primitives again since their last visit to Aberdeen quite some time ago.
    A source reckons they packed up in 92 though am sure it was early 93 i seen them in my home town mentioned
    above that am certain sure that gig was named ladies night for some reason or another.Will do my damndest to see them in Glasgow though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Just back from their gig in Brooklyn (The Bell House).
    Despite some technical problems in the beginning Tracy and the lads put on a great show!

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