10 December 2010Big noise from the jungle
Wed 16 - Birmingham O2 Academy at 7:00pm
Thu 17 - Nottingham Rock City Thursday at 7:00pm
Fri 18 - Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield at 6:00pm
Sat 19 - Manchester Academy Saturday at 7:30pm
Mon 21 - Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle at 7:30pm
Tue 22 - Leeds O2 Academy Leeds Tuesday at 7:00pm
Fri 25 - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Friday at 7:30pm
Sun 27 - Cambridge Junction 1 Sunday at 7:00pm [SWR only]
Tickets available from SEE and other 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