28th May, 2020

Undertones to join Neville Staple Band for Coventry gig

THE UNDERTONES will join the Neville Staple Band for a gig at the Empire in Coventry.

The influential Irish post-punk band will join the city’s own 2-Tone pioneer to celebrate 40 years since the band’s debut album.

The performance will also be a celebration of 40 years since the iconic 2-Tone music label was established in Coventry.

They will take to the stage at the Empire nightclub on Far Gosford Street on May 3.

Formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975, The Undertones became renowned for combining lyrical invention and musical flair with intelligent simplicity.

Their anthemic ‘Teenage Kicks’ is one of the most influential songs of the post-punk era.

On May 13, 1979, Seymour Stein’s Sire records released the band’s self titled debut album ‘The Undertones’.

Promoters say: “To mark the 40th anniversary of its release, The Undertones now present a glorious set of classic tracks taken from what is considered by many to be one of the best punk albums of all time.

“Special guest Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.

“Neville Staple’s 40 year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late 1970s and 80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the 1990s up to the present day.”

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