25 August 2009From Digital to The Ritz
20 - Digital, Brighton @ 19:30 Tickets £18.50 [187-193 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB, yourfutureisdigital.com]
21 - Heaven, London @ 19:30 Tickets £21.50 [Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG, heaven-london.com]
22 - The Ritz, Manchester @ 19:30 Ticket price tbc [Ritz Manchester, Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ, www.ritznightclub.co.uk]
Tickets are on sale from 09:00 BST Wednesday 26 August 2009 via seetickets.com and other usual outlets.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography