10 February 2010Bad Lieutenant new single + live dates
Mon 15 - Leadmill, Sheffield
Tue 16 - Garage, Glasgow
Thu 18 - Electric Ballroom, London
Sat 20 - 53 Degrees, Preston
Sun 21 - Masque, Liverpool
[Tickets available from SeeTickets, Ticketmaster, and other outlets.
Fri 16 - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA [on sale Sun 14 Feb]
Sat 17 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA [tickets on sale now]
Mon 19 - Park West, Chicago, IL [on sale Sat 13 Feb]
Wed 21 - Webster Hall, New York, NY [on sale Fri 12 Feb]
A short statement from Bernard Sumner on badlieutenant.net (which is now fully launched) reads:
"As promised we are coming to the U.S. to play our re-scheduled dates in Chicago and New York with the addition of the Coachella Festival and a concert in San Francisco. We are really looking forward to playing our songs live for our fans in the U.S. It's been some quite time since I have played in America, and we are all very excited about the prospect."
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