Bad Manners hits the road
There's no arguing Bad Manners were at their peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands like The Beat and The Selecter also filled the charts. But that doesn't mean people aren't clamoring for some modern day music from the band, and its members are set to deliver.
Bad Manners will hit the UK, Australia and New Zealand this summer, set to play some of its more notable hits including "My Girl Lollipop," "Ne ne Na Na Na Na U Nu," "Lip Up Fatty," "Just a Feeling," "Lorraine," "Walking in the Sunshine," "Can Can and Special Brew" and more.
The New Zealand portion of the tour will commence on Friday, May 29th at Bodega, before playing Auckland Kings Arms and Christchurch Duxlive that weekend. The trek then moves to Australia in June, beginning in Adelaide at The Gov (on the 3rd). The next day they continue with gigs at Melbourne's Corner Hotel, Brisbane's The Zoo, Sydney's Factory Theatre and Perth's Rosemont Hotel.
Bad Manners will return to England in July, and has dates on its current tour schedule through October. The Chandeliers will also open for the band at a two-date exclusive at Stonehaven Town Hall in Scotland on October 9th and 10th. Futhermore, Bad Manners has also booked one date at Holmfirth at the Picturedrome on December 27. Get your tickets to see Bad Manners now!
About Bad Manners
They are men with Bad Manners, led by a rather bald, large-bodied frontman whose name is Buster Bloodvessel. And admit it, it makes you want to listen to them all the more.
Bad Manners, an English 2 Tone ska band, is not just a novelty act. They are, rather, darlings of the UK pop scene thanks to both their moniker and their on-stage antics. The band earned plenty of exposure thanks to their "Top of the Pops" TV appearances, not to mention an appearance in the live film documentary, "Dance Craze."
Experiencing a wave of popularity once they signed with Magnet Records in 1980, Bad Manners was good at churning out hits. From "My Girl Lollipop" and "Lip Up Fatty" to "Lorraine" and "Just a Feeling," fans were wild for the "Special Brew" (another Bad Manners hit) being whipped up by the band. But another thing that was whipped up was a frenzy, created by Buster Bloodvessel's outlandish act that resulted in Bad Manners being banned from "Top of the Pops." (Later, the band was also banned from all Italian TV after Buster mooned a concert audience, after being told the Pope was watching on TV).
Though Bad Manners called it quits in the late 80s, they 'reformed' with Bloodvessel returning as the only original member. The band held its own annual music festival known as Bad Fest in 2005-06, and released its first album in four years, "Ska 'n' B, Loonee Tunes!" in 2011. That same year they went on a world tour, playing shows in the U.S., Canada, France, Slovakia, Germany, Japan, Australia, Spain and more. In 2012, the band released its first single in 13 years, "What Simon Says."
Bad Manners has most recently been in the news for two original band reunions that took place in the summer of 2013.
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