The newly reunited Big Audio Dynamite will return to the U.S. this August and is moving forward with plans to reissue 1986’s No. 10, Upping St. — possibly supplemented by unreleased material co-written by frontman Mick Jones and former Clash bandmate Joe Strummer.
In an interview published this week by the Los Angeles Times, Jones says that if “all goes as planned,” BAD’s sophomore album — which he co-wrote and co-produced with Strummer — will be next in the band’s series of reissues. Furthermore, Jones notes that there is leftover material from those sessions available to fill out the reissue.
He told the LA Times:
“We have a lot of stuff that we didn’t release. There’s stuff that Joe and I wrote together, and there’s stuff that matured well. It’s all like new material, really. We did a lot of new stuff in the old stuff. We sampled some new stuff. No one should be upset by that. I think people will only be more encouraged.”
Jones and Co. — who just wrapped a three-date U.S. swing that included a slot at Coachella — also will return to the U.S. later this August to perform at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival Jones told the Times that he “expects another Los Angeles show to be added around that time.” It’s not clear if a full U.S. tour is being planned.
Read the full Los Angeles Times interview here.
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