The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage And Joy

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage And Joy

The Jesus and Mary Chain became a household name in 1985 when they released their critically acclaimed debut album Psychocandy. The East Kilbride outfit, formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983, recorded a series of six studio albums before disbanding in 1999.

The band briefly reformed in 2007 to play a string of live dates, including Coachella Festival, but it has been some 19 years since they released a studio album. That is about to change on Friday (March 24), when they release Damage and Joy on ADA/Warner Music. The album title is a translation of the German term schadenfreude, and was recorded with producer Youth across 2015 and 2016.

The album’s release is accompanied by a 23-date European tour, which commences on 23rd March in Newcastle. They come to Manchester’s Academy on Saturday 25th March and Silent Radio will be there to witness the experience.

Thu March 23 – Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat March 25 – Academy, Manchester

Mon March 27 – Church, Leeds

Tue March 28 – O2 Academy, Leicester

Wed March 29 – O2 Academy, Bristol

Fri March 31 – O2 Institute, Birmingham

Sat April 01 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Sun April 02 – O2 Academy, Oxford

Mon April 03 – Junction 1, Cambridge

Wed April 05 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Thu April 06 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea

Fri April 07 – Academy, Dublin

The tour line-up will be completed by Scott Von Ryper (guitar), Mark Crozer (bass) and Brian Young (drums). Ticket links for all the above shows can be found here.

Watch the video for Damage and Joy lead single ‘Amputation’ below.

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