MUSIC fans in Glasgow will be among the first in the world to witness the explosive comeback of one of the UK’s most groundbreaking bands.
Big Audio Dynamite - the legendary outfit formed by Mick Jones in the wake of The Clash - are reuniting after 25 years for a series of live dates ... including Glasgow O2 ABC on March 30.
Blending rock, hip-hop and reggae, BAD produced classic tracks such as ‘E=MC2’, ‘Medicine Show’, ‘The Bottom Line’ and ‘C’mon Every Beatbox’.
The futuristic band were among the first to use samples from films and popular culture, influencing everyone from Beastie Boys and Chemical Brothers to Gorillaz, with whom Jones recently toured the world alonside ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon.
BAD were at ground zero of the rock/hip-hop revolution and have been recently rediscovered by a whole new generation of music fans.
This will be the first time the original line-up - including co-songwriter, film-maker and sample master Don Letts - has played together since 1988.
The original five-piece will play a series of dates in the UK in March and April, before heading to the Coachella music festival in the US.
Jones recently told the BBC: “The old songs have matured with age and there’s a possibility we may be able to do some new stuff, who knows? We’re going to try and recreate some of the old feelings and look for some new ones.”
You can buy tickets by visiting www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826.