Back in March there was a redonkulous line outside the Belmont in Austin to see a reunited JESUS & MARY CHAIN at the Paste SXSW party. I was on it. I waited forever. I never got in. It seemed like no one did, except for New York surf-psych band and J+MC disciples the Vandelles, who tweeted a bunch of pics from the side-stage and made us all mad jelly.
But now that the Brothers Reid have wrapped up a few west coast dates and gotten familiar with the states, J+MC today announced a very-necessary East Coast swing, and it includes not one, but TWO dates here in Boston: September 11 + 12 at the Paradise Rock Club, an absolutely perfect venue for the noisy Scottish modern rock legends. Tickets are $29.50 and go on sale Friday at noon.
Must-read alt-rock legacy blog Slicing Up Eyeballs has the deets and full tour dates:
With the addition of the new concerts, the Mary Chain now has at least 18 concerts scheduled in the U.S. and Canada in August and September, although that figure includes a Washington, D.C., announced on the band’s website then taken down (although with some others that have since been confirmed). See full dates listed below.
The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:
Aug. 2: Thursday at the Harbor, Buffalo, NY
Aug. 3: Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON
Aug. 4: Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal, QC
Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 6: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 8: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 11: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Sept. 12: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Sept. 13: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Sept. 14: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Sept. 15: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Sept. 14-16: Riot Fest 2012, Humboldt Park and Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept. 19: Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI, USA
Sept. 20: Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 21: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Sept. 22: Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
And in case anyone was wondering, this is no doubt the greatest Jesus & Mary Chain jam of all time (coming from more of an Automatic kind-of guy, mind you):