Fred Perry Subculture are delighted to announce that The Dead 60s will be reforming for a set of six UK shows in April 2017, which will include an appearance at The London Intl Ska Festival.
The band, who headlined one of Fred Perry Subculture's gigs at London's 100 Club in 2007, featuring Matt McManamon, Ben Gordon, Charlie Turner and Bryan Johnson, burst onto the scene in 2005 with their eponymous debut album and limited edition Space Invader dub album released through Liverpool label, Deltasonic Records. A string of singles accompanied the release including breakthrough hit Riot Radio, which found itself on heavy rotation on US Alternative Radio that year.
Inspired by Gang of Four, Jackie Mittoo, King Tubby and The Clash, the band's energised live performances and potent mix of punk, dub and horrorcore ska ignited audiences globally, winning over fans and critics alike and landing them key festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Rock En Seine, as well as opening slots on tour with Morrissey, Kasabian and their label mates The Coral.
2007 found The Dead 60s embarking on a number of collaborations including their own signature jacket with Fred Perry and a compilation for legendary reggae label Trojan Records, Riot Radio Broadcast.
The band decamped to Avatar Studios in New York to begin work on their follow up album Time To Take Sides with producer David Kahne.
Despite having the finished album recorded and ready to go, the band issued a statement in February 2008 announcing their split. Members have since pursued other musical careers, including Matt McManamon guesting as The Specials' lead guitarist.
The Dead 60s 2017 tour dates:
6th April 2017 - Glasgow, O2 ABC 2
7th April 2017 - Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
8th April 2017 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
9th April 2017 - Brighton, Concorde 2
13th April 2017 - London, Electric Ballroom (as part of The London Intl Ska Festival)
14th April 2017 - Liverpool, O2 Academy
Tickets for London, Liverpool and Brighton are on sale now
Tickets for Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham go on sale from Monday 19th September 2016
Supported by Pama International (all dates).