Some three decades on from their stonking debut, Newbuild, 808 State have just announced a 30th anniversary tour that will track the evolution of the original, and arguably most important, acid house band.
With dates in London, Hull, Portsmouth, Bristol, Norwich, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and a closing ‘late show’ in Manchester (where else?) scheduled for November and December, it seems that for us slightly older ravers, Christmas is coming earlier this year.
No Dublin show has been announced yet, but I’m still hopeful! 🙂
The band are reportedly in the studio recording a new album, Transmission Suite. Personally, we can’t wait for the wave of middle-aged euphoria when the boys blast out classics like Cubik and Pacific State.
And remember, acid house will NEVER die! 🙂
Full list of dates (tickets go on sale this Friday)
23rd November 2018 – Koko, Camden, London
24th November 2018 – Asylum, Hull
30th November 2018 – Pyramids, Portsmouth
1st December 2018 – SWX, Bristol
7th December 2018 – The Waterfront, Norwich
8th December 2018 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
14th December 2018 – The Foundry, Sheffield
15th December 2018 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
21st December 2018 – Manchester Academy (late show).
[Kudos to Pete Baker for the YouTube upload]