It’s been more than 20 years since the original BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE line-up rocked the world with their groundbreaking reggae-fused rock, and now after enjoying his stint with Gorillaz, Mick Jones has announced the band’s reformation – and a Leeds show…
For Jones, the reunion represents unfinished business; carrying on the creative spirit of The Clash, whose frontman Joe Strummer co-wrote and produced B.A.D’s second album, No. 10 Upping Street.
The album is scheduled for a deluxe re-issue this year and will include several previously unreleased Strummer/Jones songs. Exciting.
The band are playing at the O2 Academy Leeds on Thursday, April 7 before heading off to the Californian desert to bring the tour to a close in style at the Coachella Festival.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 28 from HERE at 9am.
Incidentally, the Guardian has written a great blog about why BAD were more infulential and pioneering than The Clash. Read it here.