Undertones to celebrate forty years in Coventry

Special night in store with legendary support act.

Lovers of punk, new wave and ska will be heading for Coventry next month to experience a double bill that brings together two of the most influential names of their era.

Formed in Derry in 1975, The Undertones became renowned for combining lyrical invention and musical flair with intelligent simplicity. Their anthemic Teenage Kicks, much loved by John Peel, is one of the most influential songs of the punk years.

On May 13th, 1979 Seymour Stein’s Sire records released the band’s self titled debut album The Undertones and to mark the 40th anniversary of its release, The Undertones now present a glorious set of classic tracks taken from one of the best punk albums of all time, adding to them a bucketful of their iconic guitar pop hits and anthems such as Get Over You, My Perfect Cousin and, of course, Teenage Kicks.

The band will be playing Coventry Empire on Friday 3rd May and to make the night complete, supporting them will be a bona fide hometown legend.

Neville Staple, the Original Rudeboy, helped change the face of music during his forty year career, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, the Specials and Fun Boy Three and a solo career that continues until the present day.