The Jesus and Mary Chain to perform “Psychocandy” live

psychocandyThe Jesus and Mary Chain is set to perform its landmark 1985 debut Psychocandy in its entirety at three U.K. concerts this November ahead of the record’s 30th anniversary next year, the NME is reporting today. The shows will be the band’s first in the U.K. since 2008.

According to the music publication, the Mary Chain will perform the album, and more, in London, Manchester and Glasgow on Nov. 19, 20 and 21. Tickets are set to go on sale 9 a.m. Friday in the U.K.

The NME quotes the band’s Jim Reid as having said of the upcoming Psychocandy anniversary:

“Psychocandy was meant to be a kick in the teeth to all of those who stood in our way at the time, which was practically the whole music industry. In 1985 there were a great many people who predicted no more than a six month life span for The Mary Chain. To celebrate the approaching 30th anniversary of the album, we would like to perform it in its entirety. We will also perform key songs from that period that did not feature on the album.”

Psychocandy was released in November 1985.

The band is currently set to perform in South America later this month. See the new U.K. dates below:

  • Nov. 19: The Troxy, London, UK
  • Nov. 20: Academy, Manchester, UK
  • Nov. 21: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK

via The Jesus and Mary Chain to perform ‘Psychocandy’ at 3 U.K. concerts this fall — slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie.

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