Love From Stourbridge
Pop Will Eat Itself and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are hitting the road together! Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) now performing acoustic and DJ set at all shows
Love From Stourbridge is back for 2019 and this time, the Poppies are on patrol.
As if the mighty double-bill for the 2019 Love From Stourbridge tour with Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Pop Will Eat Itself wasn’t enough, guest tour DJ Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff will now perform an acoustic set at every show, because, well, it wouldn’t be a Stourbridge celebration without Milo now would it? After co-headlining last year’s Love From Stourbridge, Miles will return to play some of the greatest hits from The Stuffies’ vast back catalogue spanning more than three decades and as well as bringing his guitar along, he’ll also be manning the decks in-between sets.
Following its impressive debut last year, Love From Stourbridge returns this April and this time, the Poppies are on patrol. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are back again following some of their best-ever live performances in 2018 and are sharing the stage with Pop Will Eat Itself; the two bands first time touring together since 1989.
These unique shows will not only reignite the fire of those gigs that happened three decades ago, but also give an airing to the seminal Poppies album from the same year, This Is The Day…This Is The Hour… This Is This! Pop Will Eat Itself will be playing their classic second album in all its glory, famed for its monumental chart-topping singles, ‘Def. Con. One’, ‘Can U Dig It?’ and ‘Wise Up! Suckers’.
This Is The Day…This Is The Hour… This Is This! (1 May 1989 – RCA Records) received widespread critical acclaim, not only for their inventive sound-tracks, with heavy sampling of hip hop, metal, disco, punk, indie, rock, dance and pop culture, but also their incredible artwork by Sheffield’s famed Designers Republic. TITD also gave us the very first appearance of the band’s now iconic robot logo and the sound of major hip hop influences including Public Enemy and Run DMC. It spent two weeks in the UK album charts back in 1989 as well as peaking in the USA.
Founding member of Pop Will Eat Itself, Graham Crabb, had a taste of the Love From Stourbridge 2018 tour when he took the audience on an audio adventure as tour DJ. Now the Poppies, Graham Crabb (vocals), Mary Byker, (vocals), Richard Marsh (guitar), Davey Bennett (bass), Adam Mole (guitar), Fuzz Townshend (drums) will share the co-headline bill alongside all five original members of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Jonn (vocals), Rat (guitar), Alex (bass), Mat (bass) and Dan (drums) and take us back to 1989.
When Ned’s Atomic Dustbin finally got back on the road with fellow Stourbridge mafia The Stuffies in 2018 for the first time in 27 years, who would’ve thought they would be the real deal? All original members from the Neds turned up as if nearly three decades had never passed - the power, the energy, the pure joy - it was there in spades to remind us all of that first love, the one that still tingles away years later.
Love from Stourbridge 2019 takes in the following shows:
Sheffield O2 Academy - Fri 5th
London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - Sat 6th
Manchester O2 Ritz - Fri 12th
Glasgow O2 Academy - Sat 13th
Bristol O2 Academy - Fri 19th
Birmingham O2 Institute - Sat 20th
Birmingham O2 Institute - Sun 21st
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