Well this just made my day. The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced a handful of US tour dates this spring. So far, the only official dates are a headlining slot at the 35 Denton festival on March 11th and stops in Houston and New Orleans the following two nights. An appearance at SXSW is rumored as well.
The folks at 35 Denton made the announcement in a clever way, with Denton act The Baptist Generals banging out a cover of “Head On” in this teaser clip:
These will be the first live appearances by the Reid brothers since the end of their last reunion tour in 2008. Makes sense, since they just reissued their entire catalog.
The last JAMC show was November 8, 2008 at the Planeta Terra Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fortunately, it was broadcast so you can enjoy high quality recordings from the show of “Happy When It Rains,” “Blues From A Gun” and “Far Gone And Out” — the latter complete with an embittered false start: