THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN ADDS 2ND SF SHOW AT THE WARFIELD, PSYCHOCANDY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR LAUNCHES IN MAY

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, March 2, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain has announced a full North American run of Psychocandy dates, where they will play the album in its entirety in celebration of its 30th anniversary. A second San Francisco show was recently added, but unfortunately it looks like the closest this run of dates is coming to me is Detroit, which is a bit of a haul. Even after thirty years songs like “Never Understand” still grab me with their layers of distortion and spaced out riffs. Check out the full list of dates below to see if this tour is coming your way!

“the most notorious band since the Sex Pistols…Some of Psychocandy is beautifully wasted pop; some sounds like being trapped in a wind tunnel full of broken glass and bees; the rest sounds like both happening at once.” – Dorian Lynskey, The Observer

“The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut is a decadent alt-rock masterpiece of bubblegum pop – with “Just Like Honey,” “My Little Underground” and “Never Understand” – drowned in feedback.” – Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

“Psychocandy was meant to be a kick in the teeth to all of those who stood in our way at the time, which was practically the whole music industry. In 1985 there were a great many people who predicted no more than a six month life span for the Mary Chain.” – Jim Reid

 

30 years on the band return – regularly cited by the media as one of the great rock’n’roll bands and by a raft of new groups as a major influence.

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN is now pleased to announce its first full North American run of Psychocandy tour dates, hitting new cities in May 2015. A second night at the Warfield in SF has just been added, tickets go on sale on March 6th at 10am PST. This will be the continuation of a year of activity not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy but also looking firmly ahead to the future.

 

TOUR DATES:

05/01 Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week / Phoenix
05/03 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
05/05 Chicago, IL – Riviera
05/07 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
05/09 Austin, TX – Levitation / Austin Psych Fest
05/11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/13 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
05/14 Seattle, WA – Showbox (SOLD OUT)
05/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
05/17 San Francisco, CA – Warfield

 

Read/ listen to recent interviews here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n954y

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n96h5

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/26/jesus-and-mary-chain-psychocandy-live-interview

http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-jesus-and-mary-chain/the-jesus-and-mary-chain-s-william-reid-i-want-to-make-records-and-show-peo

 

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