In the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the punk movement, legendary US hardcore punk band, Dead Kennedys, have announced their only UK headline tour dates for October 2016.
Including a stop at O2 Academy Oxford and two intimate dates at O2 Academy Islington, general admission tickets and special 2 night bundle tickets for the O2 Academy Islington dates go on sale Friday 13th May at 10am via Ticketweb.
Dead Kennedys have triumphed since reforming in 2001. After a sold out night in the capital at KOKO in 2014, and a 2015 tour culminating in a show at London’s landmark venue, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the legendary San Franciscans return to the UK in 2016 an incredible 38 years after their formation, still going strong.
The line-up for the forthcoming live shows is; East Bay Ray (guitar), Klaus Flouride (bass), DH Peligro (drums) and Ron “Skip” Greer (vocals).
Formed in 1978 just two years after the officially recognised inception of punk rock in ‘76, the Dead Kennedys were a pioneering force in America’s punk movement in the late ’70s and early ’80s. As one of the defining hardcore punk bands of the time, they were the first to make a significant impact in the UK and have since become one of the most iconic. Their distinctive sound stood out and the influence of British punk could be heard in their music and their lyrics, which were often rooted in politics.
The group’s revolutionary spirit meant they were considered by some to be the most dangerous band in hardcore, even facing trial for explicit artwork in the mid-’80s, but the Dead Kennedy’s legacy has become far more dangerous. They have influenced countless artists and musicians, even though they were largely ignored by the mainstream media during the height of the band’s career, releasing four studio albums until they disbanded in 1986.