The original lineup of Mick Jones’ post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite will reunite for the first time in 20 years for a nine-date U.K tour this spring as a lead-up to the band’s just-announced slot at the enormous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert.
According to the NME, Jones has reconvened the rest of BAD’s original lineup — filmmaker/DJ Don Letts, keyboardist Dan Donovan, drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo ‘E. Zee Kill’ Williams — which played together from 1985 through 1989’s Megatop Phoenix, when that incarnation of the band dissolved, only to have Jones debut a new Big Audio Dynamite II lineup with 1991’s smash The Globe.
The reunited band — which reissued its sample-heavy 1985 debut This is Big Audio Dynamite last year (read our interview with Roberts about the reissue here) — will play U.K. dates beginning March 29 in Liverpool and running through April 9 in Bristol, before heading to California for its slot at Coachella on April 16 (see full dates below).
It’s not yet known whether BAD will tour the U.S. outside of its Coachella performance.
See Big Audio Dynamite’s tour dates after the jump…
Big Audio Dynamite tour dates:
March 29: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
March 30: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
March 31: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
April 2: O2 Sherperd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
April 3: O2 Sherperd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
April 6: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
April 7: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
April 8: Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
April 9: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
April 16: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA, USA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite
- Q&A: Drummer Greg Roberts on ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, band’s legacy
- Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones on reunion of post-Clash act: ‘Maybe next year’
- ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue to include outtake ‘Electric Vandal’
- ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue due in February