07 May 2010A Certain Ratio live dates 2010
11 June - Manchester, Platt Fields Park Festival, 11 June 2010 (with Ian Brown, Peter Hook, Bad Lieutenant)
9 July - Fano, Moonlight Festival, Rimini, Italy (with The Names)
17 July - The Factory, Manchester
25 September - Marseilles, Friche Belle de Mai, France
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