Chords News July 2010
I know i cant believe it either, nothing happens for 6 years at least , and certinaly i have not sent a newsltter in 9 years !
Anyways why now ? well i am not certain but the guys were approached about playing, normally it is becuase billy lives so far away it is logistically awkward at best. So this time i believe billy is tieing it in with visiting the folks. I am going to get to several of the gigs with any luck. I am not sure if this will be the last time, but surely such a tour will be the last for a while. I know the Purple Hearts have been playing alot recently and i dare say there is foreign gigs in the offering.
A few people have asked on the site website www.thechords.co.uk whether there will be any future dates or other places to be played. To answer that , the answer is no, but who thought this was going to happen at all ! The facebook page has alot of friends and i would advise to keep checking there, here is the link http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=104197802957402&ref=ts
Here is the press release
|The Chords - legendary mod-rockers hailing from the post-punk era of 1979-81 - are returning to the live circuit for the first time in 30 years. There will also be a single released in August - the first new material from the band since 1981. Their most famous song, "Maybe Tomorrow", featured on the recent number one album "Mod Mania".
The Chords came to prominence during the Mod revival of 1979, and enjoyed considerable chart success in the early eighties with 5 singles on Polydor hitting the charts, and a top 30 album, the acclaimed "So Far Away". There were also appearances on Top Of The Pops, nationwide tours, and gigs alongside The Undertones, The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers.
They split up in 1981, since when there have been numerous compilations, best-of's and live albums released, and a few one-off gigs with various line-ups. Chris Pope and Buddy Ascott have also forged a new reputation with the band "Pope", with two critically acclaimed albums and gigs across the country. http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecompope
Now the original Chords line-up is back - Billy Hassett (vcls/gtr), Chris Pope (gtr/vcls), Martin Mason (bass/vcls) and Brett "Buddy" Ascott (drums). The tour starts on August 19th in Glasgow and continues for two weeks across the UK , including a major London showcase. See dates below.
The single, a Chris Pope composition called "Another Thing Coming", will be released on Aspop Records (through Code 7/Plastic Head) on August 9th.
Tour Dates August 2010
19th - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks >>> 0141 204 5151
20th - Luton - Charlie Browns >>> 01582 876 391
21st - London - Relentless Garage >>> 08444 771 000
24th - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms >>> 08713 100 000
25th - Wolverhampton - Robin 2 >>> 01902 401 211 << this may have changed to the Sound Bar Birmingham
26th - Sheffield - The Leadmill >>> 08444 771 000
27th - Brighton - Coalition 01273 772 842
28th - Ryde, Isle Of Wight - Balcony Bar 01983 530 260
29th - Bristol - Thekla 08713 100 000
Many thanks for reading
Andrew (Moddyboy) Lindsay