Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Chameleons Vox will play two of their classic albums in their entirety at two Manchester gigs later this month.

The Middleton band, fronted by Mark Burgess, will play 1985’s What Does Anything Mean? on Friday, December 19, followed by 1986’s Strange Times on Saturday, December 20.

Both gigs will be played at Manchester’s Academy 2, and they follow the band playing their debut album, Script of the Bridge, in full earlier this year.

Support for the gigs will come from Dub Sex on Friday, and from Ian McNabb on Saturday.

Burgess said: “Playing Script of the Bridge in its entirety on the last tour was a massively enjoyable exercise for everyone, audience and band alike.

 “So, when we were asked if we’d perform the next two albums, What Does Anything Mean? Basically and Strange Times this coming December, we agreed immediately.

“They differ from the debut album, though, in that they each contain songs that have been rarely, if ever, performed.

“It’s going to be a challenge to present some of them but it’s a challenge we look forward to and hopefully The Chameleons audience will too.”

The Chameleons disbanded in 1987 after the death of their manager, Tony Fletcher.

Burgess reformed the band in 2009 as Chameleons Vox to play the group’s back catalogue. You can hear Mark Burgess chatting with Silent Radio on our weekly radio show HERE (24/05/2014).

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