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The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy.
Tommy was a compilation album that collected the band’s first four singles and accompanying b-sides plus selected tracks from two early BBC Radio 1 sessions. It was released, in July 1988, on The Wedding Present’s own record label, Reception Records, and provides an overview of The Wedding Present’s frenetic output before the debut album, George Best.
The Wedding Present will be playing festivals throughout the summer as well as helping to celebrate the release of the George Best album feature film documentary Something Left Behind – including performing live on the first day of David Gedge’s tenth annual Brighton-based festival At The Edge Of The Sea on 10 August.
They will also be recording a new session for the BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Marc Riley. The band’s first six Marc Riley sessions have already been released on two compilation LPs by Hatch Records.
“The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ era. You may dispute this but I’m right and you’re wrong!” – John Peel
Tommy live dates in 2018:
24/05 Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
25/05 Birmingham – O2 Academy
26/05 Liverpool – Arts Club
27/05 Edinburgh – Liquid Room
07/06 Oxford – O2 Academy
08/06 Newcastle upon Tyne – O2 Academy
09/06 Leeds – Church [Benefit concert for ‘The National Autistic Society’]
25/07 Galway, Ireland – The Galway Arts Festival
26/07 Limerick, Ireland TBC
27/07 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
28/07 Belfast – Limelight 2
- 03/10 Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre
04/10 London – 100 Club SOLD OUT
05/10 Manchester – Academy
06/10 Glasgow – Saint Luke’s
07/10 Hebden Bridge – Trades Club SOLD OUT
05/12 Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
06/12 Exeter – Cavern
07/12 Bristol – Thekla
08/12 Stoke – Gladstone Pottery Museum
09/12 Bradford Underground
11/12 Galashiels – Mac Arts
12/12 Carlisle – Old Fire Station
13/12 Leicester – Dryden Street Social
14/12 London – O2 Academy Islington
For more information or to book visit www.theweddingpresent.co.uk.