This gig has now been rescheduled from Sat 8th Aug 2020 to Thu 11th Feb 2021. Tickets for the original date remain valid. If you can’t make the new date please remember live music venues are struggling to survive through this crisis so please only request a refund if you really need it.
The Specials and the 2-Tone movement brilliantly reflected the multi-racial nature of the UK’s inner cities back in the day. The Dub Pistols are like a 21st century equivalent — a riotous collision of drum & bass, hip-hop, ska, dub and punk. One of the most exhilarating live bands on the circuit, these festival favourites have survived international terrorism, inter-band warfare and the wheels falling off their operation numerous times. Now a slickly drilled outfit, they’ve nevertheless lost none of their kick-ass vitality and renegade edge wherever they rock up to play.
Dubbed ‘the hardest working man in showbiz’ by music industry peers, Barry has worked in music all his adult life. An Ibiza original who had his life changed by acid house, he started running club-nights in London and had soon formed a band, Deja Vu, who arrived during the Flowered Up/Happy Mondays ‘baggy’ era.
The eighth Dub Pistols album ‘Addict’ — named after new track ‘Addicted To The Bassline’, featuring Cheshire Cat — is a melting pot of dubwise sensibility, junglist riddims and feelgood party anthems. ““I think it’s the best album we’ve ever done,” says Barry, although during the recording of it they tragically lost one of their members, Will xxx. “That was a real down-point, but we want to celebrate him in this album,”