Undertones celebrate fortieth anniversary

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The Undertones are celebrating their fortieth anniversary at the Millennium Forum next month.

The band will be performing on Friday November 4 at 8.30pm and tickets are on sale now.

In 1976, five friends learned how to play basic rock and roll and became The Undertones.

Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978 on Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations label in Belfast.

The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show.

The Undertones signed with Sire Records and ‘Teenage Kicks’ was re-released, resulting in the band’s first appearance on Top Of The Pops.

Forty years after they first started, after six LPs, thirteen singles and a new singer, they make their debut in the Millennium Forum to play their hits like Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin and Jimmy Jimmy.

The Undertones will be supported on the night by TOUTS, a Northern Irish three piece punk outfit hailing from Derry City.

The band consists of Matthew Crossan (Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar), Micéal Sammon (Bass Guitar and Vocals), and Jason Fennan (Drums).

The band originally formed in mid 2015 under their then name ‘The Blue Jeans’ but after their first studio appearance, they changed the name to the unforgettable ‘TOUTS’ with many local mixed opinions the name has since stuck and the trio are now established as TOUTS.

Ticket priced £20 Standing and £24 Seated are on sale now from the Millennium Forum Box Office on 028 7126 4455. Alternatively book tickets online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk.