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Jawbreaker announce first UK show in 25 years

FIRST UK SHOW IN 25 YEARS

O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
27THAPRIL 2019

Jawbreaker, the seminal American punk rock band, have announced details of their first UK show in 25 years, taking place at O2 Academy Brixton, London on Saturday 27th April 2019.

Widely credited with being a major influence not just on modern punk rock but also the burgeoning emo movement of the time, this is the band’s first concert outside of North America since re-uniting to triumphantly headline the 2017 version of Riot Fest in Chicago.

The band are made up of Blake Schwarzenbach (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Bauermeister (bass, backing vocals) and Adam Pfahler (drums) and shot to fame with albums including24 Hour Revenge Therapy (1994), which was recorded with the legendary producer and engineer Steve Albini and the seminal 1995 album Dear You.

Jawbreaker’s extensive catalogue includes tracks such as ‘Boxcar‘, ‘Kiss The Bottle’, ‘The Boat Dreams from the Hill’, ‘Accident Prone’, ‘Basilica’, ‘Fireman‘ and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday November 30th at 10:00am and will be available here.

 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!