Theatre of Hate + Venus Fly Trap
THEATRE OF HATE + Venus Fly Trap
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER, BEDFORD ESQUIRES
Following a sell out show back in 2015 Theatre Of Hate return to Bedford Esquires this October as pert of their Europen tour.
In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.
Theatre Of Hate’s debut double-A-side single, “Legion”/”Original Sin”, topped the independent chart in 1980, and “Westworld”, their debut album, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982,held the number one position for 21 weeks. The single taken from the album, “Do You Believe In The Westworld?” has become an anthem and is still widely played in clubs and on international radio, as well as featuring on numerous compilation albums.
Supporting the likes of The Clash & Ian Dury lead to Theatre Of Hate headlining major venues across the UK & Northern Europe.
Theatre Of Hate imploded in 1982, with Kirk taking Stan forward to form Spear Of Destiny, but the band has resurfaced over the years to play some very special shows. Having been asked by John Curd to join The Damned for a massive show at London’s infamous Roundhouse in December 2014 the band once again joined the fray. A short set of dates around the London anchor show attracted rave reviews, as did a 6 night night SOLD OUT run in December 2014.
2015 saw the band play two short jaunts across the UK in April and December both sets of dates wowed large crowds.
During touring in 2014 and 2015 the band constantly recorded at Oxygen Studios in Manchester, the first new studio album in 30+ years is now complete! ‘Kinshi’ will be released on October 14th 2016 on CD, Vinyl, Download & Dub. The 12 brand new songs are simply stunning. Part funded by a fan based private Pledge campaign this THEATRE OF HATE masterpiece is all set propel the band even further back into the spotlight. Between, October 26th and November 6th 2016, THEATRE OF HATE will tour ‘Kinshi’ across the UK.
Kirk, Stan and John will be joined by current Spear Of Destiny band member Adrian Portas (New Model Army), Danny Farrent (Buzzcocks) and Chris Bell(Hugh Cornwall) to pay homage to the iconic TOH sound.
Support comes from Venus Fly Trap
Tickets priced £15 are on sale from see-tickets and in person from Esquires Bar, Planet Boutique and Marios Hair from the 24th July