The Undertones - 40th Anniversary Tour
O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol Details
2016 is the 40th anniversary of The Undertones and they will be celebrating this anniversary with national and international live shows and some exciting releases.
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock ’n’ roll. Even by the standards of that decade, Derry was not the rock ’n’ roll capital of anywhere.
With no live bands worth watching, they learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry, but most of all from listening to John Peel’s wonderful show on BBC Radio 1.
Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording Teenage Kicks E.P. in 1978 on Terri Hooley's ‘Good Vibrations’ label in Belfast. The legendary DJ, John Peel, received a copy and like it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show.
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