Primal Scream add to Maximum Rock’n’Roll UK tour

Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Primal Scream will stay for a second night in Glasgow during the winter UK tour which has been arranged to accompany the recent Maximum Rock’n’Roll singles collection.

Already due to close the tour at the city’s Barrowland venue, the band will now do so on December 18th after a lengthy spell on the road which starts in Oxford a month earlier. “Right from our 1985 debut ‘All Fall Down’ onward we’ve approached singles as an aesthetic choice, a statement of where we are as a band,” Bobby Gillespie said of Maximum Rock’n’Roll.

“We grew up with ‘Suffragette City’ and ‘Metal Guru’ flying out of the radio. The four Sex Pistols singles were great. ‘Public Image’ by PiL sounded like nothing else. Prince and Madonna made amazing hits. That has been our approach. I’ve always loved Top 40 pop radio, I love greatest hits albums like The Who’s ‘Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy’.”

“I remember Alan McGee saying of ‘Higher Than The Sun’: it won’t be a hit, but it will be a statement. Great singles can get out into the world and show people an alternative way of thinking. They make you feel less alone.”

Tour dates:

19 – Oxford, O2 Academy
20 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
21 – Brighton, Dome
23 – Cardiff, University Great Hall
24 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
26 – Manchester, Albert Hall
27 – Norwich, UEA
29 – London, O2 Forum

1 – Coventry, Empire
3 – Nottingham, Rock City
4 – Hull, University Asylum
6 – Leeds, O2 Academy
7 – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
13 – Inverness, Ironworks
14 – Aberdeen, Music Hall
15 – Perth, Concert Hall
17,18 – Glasgow, Barrowland

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