Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Godfathers Reunite and Playing East Coast Tour

After what seems to be some successful dates around Europe last year, the recently reunited Godfathers will hit the East Coast of the US in February.

I was lucky enough to see them play at Rutgers back in the day, and if they have half the ferocity they had back then, it'll be well worth the price of admission.

Tour dates below...see you in Hoboken.

From the press release:
Legendary English rock and roll band 
THE GODFATHERS explode back into the USA in 2009 with their first American tour in nearly 20 years. The tour includes a landmark Saint Valentine's Day Massacre show on Saturday 14 February at The Metro appropriately in Chicago. This will be first ever Godfathers Saint Valentine's Massacre show outside London since its inception in the notorious London Dungeon in the late eighties. The London Saint Valentine's Day Massacre shows have become legendary events in English rock'n'roll folklore and The Godfathers are delighted to stage the first American Massacre at The Metro.  The tour kicks off on 2.11.09 in Boston and then takes in Washington DC, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Hoboken before crash landing into the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Thursday 19 February.
The Godfathers originally formed in 1985, emerging out of the ashes of The Sid Presley Experience. They dressed liked The Mob and sounded like Johnny Thunders bastard English offspring,  quickly establishing a fearsome reputation for their no-holds barred high energy live show. In the dark days of  eighties Britain  The Godfathers were a beacon of rock'n'roll light in an otherwise bleak time.  They scored a US Top 40 Billboard hit with the storming rocker "Birth, School, Work, Death" in 1987 and became a mainstay of US college radio. 
After years of speculation and expectation The Godfathers reformed earlier this year and played onstage together in London for the first time in nineteen years. The band delivered a blistering set at a Saint Valentine's Day Massacre show in London that rocked the house ragged and the momentum has continued with a series of European festival appearances over the summer that has seen the band accelerate from strength to strength.   To celebrate their return they reissued their classic debut album "Hit By Hit" in an exclusive collectors 2CD set released through the bands own independent label Corporate Image.


Wednesday 11 Boston, MA-The Middle East
Thursday 12 Washington DC-9.30 Club
Friday 13 Cleveland, OH-The Grog Shop
Saturday 14 Chicago, IL-The Metro
Sunday 15 Minneapolis, MN-Seventh Street Entry
Monday 16 Milwaukee, WI-The Shank House
Wednesday 18 Hoboken, NJ-Maxwells
Thursday 19 Brooklyn, NY-The Bell House

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