THEATRE OF HATE - Confirm 'Sensou' UK Tour for November & DecemberFeature
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In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed THEATRE OF HATE from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John "Boy" Lennard, who revolutionised the band's sound with his haunting sax lines.
Theatre Of Hate's debut double-A-side single, "Legion"/"Original Sin", topped the independent chart in 1980, and "Westworld", their debut album, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982, held the number one position for 21 weeks. The single taken from the album, "Do You Believe In The Westworld?" has become an anthem and is still widely played in clubs and on international radio, as well as featuring on numerous compilation albums.
Supporting the likes of The Clash & Ian Dury lead to Theatre Of Hate headlining major venues across the UK & Northern Europe.
Theatre Of Hate imploded in 1982, with Kirk taking Stan forward to form Spear Of Destiny, but the band has resurfaced over the years to play some very special shows.
Having been asked by John Curd to join The Damned for a massive show at London's infamous Roundhouse in December 2014 the band once again joined the fray. A short set of dates around the London anchor show attracted rave reviews, as did a 6 night night SOLD OUT run in December 2014. (see reviews below)
2015 saw the band play two short jaunts across the UK in April and December both sets of dates wowed large crowds.
During touring in 2014 and 2015 the band constantly recorded at Oxygen Studios in Manchester, the first new studio album in 30+ years is now complete and released via a private pledge! 'Kinshi' was released on October 14th 2016 on CD, Vinyl, Download & Dub to pledgers. The 12 brand new songs are simply stunning. 2018 is looking like a very busy year with the album getting labels releases in Europe & the USA. Shows in the UK, Europe and the USA are already on sale.
Kirk, Stan and John will be joined by current Spear Of Destiny band member Adrian Portas (New Model Army) on guitar and Chris Bell (Hugh Cornwall) on drums to pay homage to the iconic TOH sound.
THEATRE OF HATE - Sensou Tour 2018
- Fri 9th November - BRIGHTON Patterns
- Sat 10th November - LEUVEN Het Depot
- Sat 17th November - ST BRIEUC Ink' Mas Street Party
- Wed 28th November - NORWICH Waterfront
- Thur 29th November - NUNEATON Queens Hall
- Fri 30th November - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
- Sat 1st December - STOCKTON Georgian Theatre
- Sun 2nd December - GLASGOW King Tuts
- Mon 3rd December - BRISTOL The Fleece
- Fri 7th December - DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys
- Sat 8th December - HUDDERSFIELD The Parish
- Sun 9th December - WREXHAM Live Rooms
- Thur 13th December - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
- Fri 14th December - SOUTHEND Chinnerys
- Sat 15th December - MANCHESTER Academy – SOLD OUT
- Sun 16th December - LONDON Islington Assembly
Advance Tickets & Venue Information - www.kirkbrandon.com/shows
THEATRE OF HATE - Sensou album