Five years ago, The Jesus and Mary Chain set out to perform their noise-pop debut Psychocandy in full. Now the Reid brothers will follow that up with a tour of the U.K and Europe early next year during which they’ll perform their follow-up, 1987’s Darkands, each night.
The tour opens in Glasgow in March 20 and will feature three U.K. performances before heading to Europe for shows in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy through April 4.
Tickets for all of the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. BST Friday. See the band’s website at thejesusandmarychain.uk.com for more details.
The Mary Chain began playing their 1985 debut Psychocandy in full with shows in London in late 2014, and brought that tour to the United States the following year. The 1987 follow-up, recorded with drum machines after original JAMC drummer Bobby Gillespie left to focus on Primal Scream, generated the singles “April Skies,” “Happy When it Rains” and the title track.
The band released its first new album in 19 years, Damage and Joy, in 2017.
See the Darklands tour dates below.
The Jesus and Mary Chain play Darklands
March 20: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
March 21: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
March 22: Roundhouse, London, UK
March 24: Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
March 25: Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 26: Grey Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 28: Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
March 29: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 30: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
April 1: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
April 2: Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
April 3: Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
April 4: Astra, Berlin, Germany
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