Shoegaze pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain announced last week that they’d be releasing their new record Damage and Joy on 24th March via ADA/Warner Music. Their first album in 18 years, following 1998’s LP Munki, has apparently been produced by Youth, who has previously worked with the likes of U2, James and Dido.
To support the LP, the band are going on an extensive tour of the UK in April and March. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 14th December. Details below.
23rd March – Northumbria University, Newcastle
25th March – Academy, Manchester
27th March – Church, Leeds
28th March – O2 Academy, Leicester
29th March – O2 Academy, Bristol
31st March – O2 Institute, Birmingham
1st April – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
3rd April – Junction, Cambridge
5th April – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
6th April – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea
7th April – Academy, Dublin
8th April – Limelight 1, Belfast
Last week the band also unveiled the first single from Damage and Joy, called ‘Amputation.’ Listen below.