DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 Tickets
New date added at Sheffield, Plug on October 24th
The first whispers of Death From Above 1979 occurred late last century when Jesse F. Keeler was busy playing punk rock music in Euro squats, while Sebastien Grainger took acid in Montreal then watched his friend Evan put on women's clothing to the tune of Deep Purple's In Rock and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, Original Cast Recording.
Then in June 2000, when everyone was still waking up from the dream/nightmare known as The Nineties, Jesse and Sebastien bumped shoulders while stretching out at a Sonic Youth show in Toronto. What followed was a brief yet fertile courtship; countless nights driving around Toronto listening to Robert Johnson and Mobb Deep, the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk—anything but "heavy music."
Soon, they found themselves behind their instruments, Jesse and Sebastien both playing hard and loud because it felt good.
This age of innocence lasted roughly until the Canadian national holiday of All Hollow's Eve in 2004, when our two heroes released their debut long-playing record, "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine." What followed was an inhumane amount of touring. Together in a battered baby blue van, they affectionately named "Vangina," they sprouted up from the soil of hardcore and punk rock to the bright lights and smoke machines of the rock 'n' roll stage.
In 2010, with a decade-long divide, Jesse and Sebastien met again, not unlike the first time. Their reunion was sparked by an overwhelming demand from an un-satiated public to see this force of humanity perform.
In 2011, the narrative resumed with a year-long reunion tour that cemented not only their place in the current cultural landscape, but also their legend. The excitement of playing live again drove them to that old, Socratic Method that often leaves more questions than answers. Questions beget questions, and what came next is where we are: the present.
Its 10 years later and we're still writing our own bios, stillm playing too loud and still punctuating it all with absurdity. In the fall of 2014, we will release our first record together in a decade. Our epic proposal, entitled "The Physical World" was written and recorded between 2012 and 2014 in some real life Rorschach test
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|DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979||21/10/2014||MANCHESTER GORILLA||
|DFA 1979||21/10/2014||MANCHESTER GORILLA||
|Death From Above 1979||21/10/2014||Manchester Manchester Gorilla||
|Death From Above 1979||22/10/2014||Glasgow Garage||
|DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979||24/10/2014||Sheffield Plug||
|SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL||25/10/2014||Bristol Various Bristol Venues||
|Death From Above 1979||29/11/2014||New York Terminal 5||
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