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Big Audio Dynamite are set to re-unite for their first shows in over twenty five years.

Kicked out of The Clash, Mick Jones dusted himself down and began making plans. Calling up a few friends, the loose knit collective began making music which sat somewhere between rock, dub and hip hop.

Big Audio Dynamite stuck out on their own, making pioneering music which blasted apart the walls between genres. A mixed race group at a time of great tension in the UK, the band remain hugely influential.

Now they are set to return led once more by Mick Jones, the legendary group have confirmed details of their first full live shows in over twenty five years.

The news first broke after the line up for Coachella was unveiled, featured the band’s name. Big Audio Dynamite are the latest in a long line of groups to reform for the desert festival, and the show looks set to spark a full re-union.

The original line up of the band is back together, featuring punk face and ace reggae compiler Don Letts. Big Audio Dynamite are due to open their new British tour with a show in Liverpool on March 29th.

Travelling to Glasgow, other dates include Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester. Londoners by birth, the capital was always a stronghold for Big Audio Dynamite who reflected the moods of the city.

Returning for a two night stint, the band will play Shepherds Bush Empire on April 2nd and 3rd. Ending with a show in Bristol on April 9th, the tour is the first live outing by Big Audio Dynamite in over two decades.

Tickets for the shows went on sale on Friday (January 28th).

Big Audio Dynamite are set to play the following shows:

29 Liverpool O2 Academy
30 Glasgow O2 ABC
31 Newcastle O2 Academy

2 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
3 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
6 Nottingham Rock City
7 Leeds O2 Academy
8 Manchester Academy
9 Bristol O2 Academy

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January 29, 2011 Posted by | New News, Video | | Leave a comment


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