Scottish post-punk band, The Jesus And Mary Chain, are set to complete another run of UK shows in support of their latest release, ‘Damage And Joy’, and will be stopping at The Middlesbrough Empire on Sunday 24th September.
The Jesus and Mary Chain have cemented their status as one of the most influential acts from the 1980s with their albums achieving worldwide success and their continual ability to sell out shows around the globe.
The band rose to fame in 1985 with the release of their most successful single to date, ‘Just Like Honey’, peaking at number 45 in the UK charts; the eary atmosphere conveyed through the songs’ instrumentals gave the band a staple which was something unique against the other rising acts coming out of the UK at that time.
In 1999, the five-piece announced their split but subsequently reformed 8 years later to tour around the world. They recently toured in the North East as well, playing Newcastle’s Riverside to a packed audience and further heightening the excitement and anticipation around their set this month at The Middlesbrough Empire.
It’s becoming rare in this age of music to see touring bands that have over 6 albums to choose from, which makes The Jesus and Mary Chains’ sets something special indeed as they’re certain to play material from all stages of their long career. The band’s 7th studio release is the first venture in nearly 20 years following the bands’ reformation in 2007.
The legendary act will be supported by fellow Scots, The Van T’s, reviving a grungier tone similar to some of Wolf Alice’s work.
Tickets for the event, priced at £30.25 in advance, are available from themiddlesbroughempire.co.uk.