The Monochrome Set are back!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Forgive my indulgence, but I've waited decades to be involved in something that garners positive reviews!


    Here's the updated list of upcoming gigs in case anyone fancies coming along:

    16/03/2018 - SOUTHAMPTON - Talking Heads
    17/03/2018 - BRISTOL -The Thunderbolt
    23/03/2018 - LEEDS - Brudenell Social
    24/03/2018 - PRESTON - The Continental
    07/04/2018 - LONDON Resonance FM
    13/04/2018 - NEWCASTLE - The Cluny 2
    14/04/2018 - GLASGOW - Stereo
    15/04/2018 - EDINBURGH - Voodoo Rooms
    02/05/2018 - GERMANY - COLOGNE, King Georg
    03/05/2019 - GERMANY - Mainz
    04/05/2018 - GERMANY - Hamburg, Nachtasyl, Alstertor 1, 20095
    05/05/2018 - GERMANY - Berlin Monarch
    11/05/2018 - LEWES - Lewes Con Club
    12/05/2018 - CAMBRIDGE- Portland Arms,
    19/05/2018 - LONDON - Half Moon Putney

    07/07/2018 - FRANCE - La Ferme festival, Seine et Marne
    08/07/2018 - BELGIUM - Ptit Festival, Petit Fays
  2. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    Just bought a ticket!!!:) For Bristol on St Patricks day too!
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So I enjoyed the Leeds Brudenell very much indeed. What a great place that was. And the Preston Continental was a great venue too.

    Our keyboard [player often has to improvise stands, and this was one of my favourites, being made from two children's highchairs and an upturned bread delivery basket...


    He says such DIY contraptions are often sturdier than proper keyboard stands!
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    A new DIY video!

  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Had another splendid tour of the north over the weekend, taking in Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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  6. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    And do the same please, if you play in Cardiff, and possibly even further West than that? ;)

    ETA : Just seen the gig list above. Sad absence of Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol** or even FESTIVAL gigs???

    (**absolutely couldn't make it to BS when the MS last played there :( :( )
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  7. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I can confirm that The Portland Arms in Cambridge is brilliant for gigs though :) :cool:
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We've played Bristol twice now - we were there last month at the Thunderbolt. It's a great little venue.

    We're off to Germany again soon, the back for Lewes, Cambridge and London and then we get to play some festivals (huzzah!) but they're in France, Belgium and Spain!

    The band - and me especially - would love to play Wales again but it's down to being offered the right shows that make financial sense.
  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Fair dos, of course.

    If my frustration sounded a tad harsh up there, that wasn't my intention. I hope to catch the band should more UK gigs (generally) come up .... and I will keep an eye out :)
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Played a sold out gig in Cologne last night. It was going so well until the PA blew up!
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well that was a fun tour - Mainz and Hamburg were great and the sold-out Berlin gig was so rammed it took us five minutes to get through the crowd to the stage!

    These are the shows we've got coming up this month in the UK. Drop me a line if you fancy coming along!

    11/05/2018 - LEWES - Con Club (only ten tickets left!)
    12/05/2018 - CAMBRIDGE- Portland Arms,
    19/05/2018 - LONDON - Half Moon Putney
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  12. Voley

    Voley Sign On You Crazy Diamond

    I follow this bloke on Twitter because he has an interesting take on post punk stuff. He was DJ-ing before a Peter Hook gig last night and played your stuff:
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not sure why we're so popular in Lewes, but tonight's show has totally sold out - there's still some tickets for Cambridge tomorrow night though. I may be able to do the odd guest list if anyone's around ;)
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I do like this photo by Patrick Trellu from our Lewes gig!


    We're not playing the UK for a little while (apart from a low key London gig on the 5th Aug) but have these shows lined up over the summer:

    06/07/2018 - FRANCE - La Ferme festival, Seine et Marne
    07/07/2018 - BELGIUM - Ptit Festival, Petit Fays

    20/09/2018 - SPAIN - MADRID Sala
    21/09/2018 - SPAIN - VALENCIA La Rambleta
    22/09/2018 - SPAIN - ZARAGOZA Psych Fest
    23/09/2018 - SPAIN - BARCELONA BAM Festival
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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified


  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh yes oh yes oh yes. I've waited all my life for this!

    The Monochrome Set have these gigs booked on the West Coast of the USA for 2019

    Seattle - Tuesday 5th March,
    Portland - Wednesday 6th March,
    San Francisco - Friday 8th March,
    San Diego - Saturday 9th March,
    Los Angeles - Sunday 10th March.

    There will also be gigs on the East Coast from Friday 1st March - Monday 4th March.

    And yes, I am fucking jammy! :D
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  17. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Guest list or gtfo editor ;)
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  18. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    by that I'm sure you mean NYC
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Indeed I do and some other places too but I haven't been given the names of venues yet.
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  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    You definitely need a FOH engineer for that lot I reckon.
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  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Nice bit of press ahead of the Seattle show:

    Forsaken, Forsooth! The Monochrome Set Is Coming to Seattle!
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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This is rather sweet

  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  24. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Tickets booked :cool:
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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Now here's a gig I would have loved to have seen (from Aug 1979)

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  26. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    true story: i had tix for the show in NYC that joy division never performed because ...
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If anyone's interested, here's our upcoming dates and I feel incredibly chuffed to be finally achieving something that even an optimist like me had given up on: an American tour! :thumbs::D

    Before that, we're on tour across Spain later this month, and there's a few UK gigs.

    20/09/2018 - Sala 0, Palacio de la Prensa, Madrid, Spain (tickets)
    21/09/2018 - La Rambleta, Valencia, Spain (tickets)
    22/09/2018 - Zaragoza Psych Fest, Zaragoza, Spain (tickets)
    23/09/2018 - BAM Festival, Barcelona, Spain (free)
    17/11/2018 - Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK (tickets)
    30/11/2018 - The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, UK (tickets)
    01/12/2018 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK (tickets)
    09/02/2019 - Greystones, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
    16/02/2019 - The Ivy House, London, UK (tickets)
    01/03/2019 - ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, Boston, USA (tickets TBA)
    02/03/2019 - Monty Hall, Jersey City, USA (tickets TBA)
    03/03/2019 - PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, USA (tickets)
    04/03/2019 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA (tickets)
    05/03/2019 - Barboza, Seattle, USA (tickets)
    06/03/2019 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, USA (tickets)
    08/03/2019 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, USA (tickets)
    09/03/2019 - Soda Bar, San Diego, USA (tickets)
    10/03/2019 - Part Time Punks @ The Echo, Los Angeles (tickets)

    I might be be able to swing one or two guest list tickets, so PM me.
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  28. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    crikey, 9 shows in 10 days on both US coasts!
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I think it's going to completely knackering but I feel so lucky to be given the opportunity. I've dreamt of doing a US tour all my life!
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    IMG_20180920_184008_088.jpg Here's the rather splendid Premier kit I got to play last night in Madrid.
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