Pete and The Puta Madres will be touring the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland in May 2019, with a date at the O2 Ritz in Manchester on Thursday 9th May.
Having just completed a sold-out tour of the UK, Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres have announced a UK and European tour to coincide with the release of their eponymously titled debut album, out on Friday 26th April.
Tickets for all show go on sale at 9am on Friday 1st March – HERE
Pre-order the new Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres album – HERE
A single, mixed by Cenzo Townshend ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ is also available when you pre-order the album . This single is supported by a video filmed in Margate and directed by Roger Sargent in collaboration with Art Collective; Worship the Ground.
“We believe the act of creating public artworks is visual activism, punk ethics have always been at the very core of its soul. We are arming an inactive society with an alternative knowledge, standing up to ongoing vilification by the press and their immoral standards, and to the authorities who encourage the soulless gentrification and social control in our public space, whilst ignoring their duty of care.”
Recorded at a family home overlooking a fishing village in Étretat Normandy, over 4 days last summer and mixed at Urchin Studios (East London), the album is engineered by Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Florence & The Machine) and produced by Jai Stanley (long-time friend and manager). All the songs from the album were road tested over the last 18 months across Europe at Festivals and headline shows.
Songs include the reflective ‘All At Sea’, the raw ‘Punk Buck Bonafide’, the upbeat and playful ‘Shoreleave’, the joyous hymn of liberation ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose’. ‘Someone Else To Be’ is Peter’s re-imagining of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Ride Into The Sun’ and Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger, ‘Traveling Tinker’ is an elegy to Peter’s friend, Alan Wass and ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ features dialogue from the 1948 film adaption of Graham Greene’s ‘Brighton Rock’ with a cheeky poke at his own notoriety…or is it,“You’re so Rock & Roll.”
The full dates are:
3rd Friday : Belfast – Limelight
4th Saturday : Dublin – The Academy
5th Sunday : Bristol – O2 Academy*
7th Tuesday : Glasgow – Barrowland Ballroom
8th Wednesday : Leeds – Stylus
9th Thursday : Manchester – O2 Ritz*
11th Saturday : Nottingham – Rock City
12th Sunday : London – O2 Forum Kentish Town*
15th Wednesday : Paris (FRANCE) – Bataclan
16th Thursday : Antwerp (BELGIUM) – Trix
17th Friday : Cologne (GERMANY) – Kantine
19th Sunday : Berlin (GERMANY) – Astra Kulturhaus
20th Monday : Vienna (AUSTRIA) – WUK
21st Tuesday : Munich (GERMANY) – Backstage Werk
23rd Thursday : Zurich (SWITZERLAND) – X-Tra
24th Friday : Fribourg (SWITZERLAND) – Fri-Son
Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres will also be playing at European festivals this year, including Mythos Festival in Rennes (France) in March, at Sakifo Musik Festival in St Pierre (France) in June, at Penn Festival in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and Amsterdamse Bos in the Netherlands, both in July.
Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres are: Peter Doherty (Vocals/Guitar), Miggles (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia DeVidas (Piano/keyboards), Jack Jones (lead guitar) and Rafa (drums).