Gold Blade, featuring Drownedinsound's very own John Robb, are set to release a new single, re-release old albums and start their mammoth world tour in April.. time to get on board the soul train
New single and live favourite 'Who Was The Killa', a key cut from the critically raved about 'Do You believe In The Power Of Rock n Roll' album has been re-recorded featuring nothing short of musclebound horns and a classic rabble rousing 'Blade rush. It's out to buy on April 21st on TSB backed with re-releases of classic Gold Blade top 75 singles 'Black Elvis' and 'Strictly Hardcore' as well as another re-recorded track 'Uranus' PLUS the video from 'Who Was The Killa' is etched onto the CD. Bargain.
The band will be getting busy and touring from April to June across the UK on the Say No To Corporate War tour that also include supports with The Dead Kennedys and The Damned as well as several punk festivals around the world, including in Russia headlining the St Petersburg Punk Festival before touring the USA then Brazil (phew). The Brazilian tour is going to be made into a full TV documentary to hit TV in January 2004.
In other news, Gold Blade will be re-releasing their first two albums, which have been out of print for the last six months, at a special budget price through Cargo.
Frontman John Robb's 10 part documentary on the history of punk which was Play UK's most watched ever programme in the UK is to be picked up by MTV2 in the US and should be coming out on DVD later this year.
Now, those tour details in full:
5th - Widnes Queens Hall
8th - Wrexham Technical College
11th - Brixham Devon Punk Aid Festival
12th - Birmingham Edwards No.8
16th - Manchester University with Dead Kennedys
18th - Belfast Warzone
19th - Derry Nerve Centre
20th - Galway O'Mallys
21st - Limerick High Stool
22nd - Dublin Whelans
23rd - Glasgow King Tuts
24th - Leeds Josephs Well
25th - Hartlepool Studio
1st - London Brixton Fridge with The Dead Kennedys
13th - Sheffield Leadmill with The Damned
15th - Liverpool Lomax plus The Damned
16th - Cardiff MS1 City Invasion Punk Festival
17th - Sheffield Corporation City Invasion Punk Festival
18th - London Astoria City Invasion Punk Festival
21st - Blackpool Poulton Royal Oak
24th - Shrewsbury Civic Hall
2nd - Isle Of Man Manx TT Festival
3rd - Isle Of Man Manx TT Festival
13th - Derby Victoria Inn
20th - 22nd - Morecambe Holidays in The Sun
29th - St Petersburg Russia headlining 15 000 capacity punk rock festival
5th - London Underworld with Da Skywalkers
USA for a month - dates TBC
South American tour - dates TBC
That's a whole lotta dates
DiScuss: Is punk dead? is soul alive? how about TT racing? Gold Blade are getting busy this year, are you?