10 December 2010The Durutti Column live at Bridgewater Hall
The first 200 bookers of top price (£29.00) tickets through the Box Office will be entitled to a free copy of The Durutti Column's new album which will be released to coincide with the gig. Please note this offer is not available for online bookings. Please call +44 (0)161 907 9000 for information on this offer.
This is a special one-off homecoming gig to launch their forthcoming new album, which will be given its world premiere at this show. The album will also include a selection of Vini Reilly's photographs. Expect to also hear tracks from the band's enormous back catalogue of over 30 albums, many released on Factory Records.
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