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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.
Bad Manners Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Walking in the Sunshine: The Best of||2008|
|Special Brew: The Platinum Collection||2005|
|The Best of Bad Manners||2002|
|Magnetism: The Very Best of Bad Manners||2000|
|Viva La Ska Revolution||1997|
|Return of the Ugly||1989|
|Eat the Beat||1988|
|Live and Loud!||1987|
|My Girl Lollipop||1982|
|Walking in the Sunshine||1981|
|Ska 'n' B||1980|
|Just a Feeling||1980|
Top 10 Bad Manners Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Lip Up Fatty||8,996||4,365|
|3||Skinhead Love Affair||4,263||2,178|
|6||My Girl Lollipop||3,326||1,850|
|10||Just A Feeling||2,071||1,209|
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Bad Manners Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/28/2014 Carlisle Cma The Brickyard 12/23/2014 Reading Brk Sub89 12/22/2014 Swansea The Garage Music Venue 12/20/2014 London Lnd Under The Bridge 12/18/2014 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 12/17/2014 Cardiff Cardiff The Globe 12/13/2014 Preston Lancashire 53 Degrees 12/11/2014 Bilston W Mids Robin Hood 2 12/07/2014 Poole Pol Mr Kyps 12/06/2014 Plymouth Dev White Rabbit 12/05/2014 Norwich Nfk Epic Studios 12/04/2014 Folkestone Ken Quarterhouse 12/03/2014 Holmfirth Wyk The Picturedrome 11/21/2014 Chatham The Britannia Theatre 10/18/2014 Kirkcaldy Fif Windsor Hotel 10/17/2014 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 07/26/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 06/06/2014 Wakefield W York Warehouse 23 06/05/2014 Manchester Man The Ritz 05/30/2014 Cheltenham Gls Cheltenham Racecourse 05/25/2014 Reading Brk Sub89 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/28/2014 Minehead Som Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead 03/27/2014 Liverpool Mersyd Cavern Club 03/22/2014 Bridgwater Som The Blake Hall 03/15/2014 Bilston W Mids The Robin Wolverhampton
Bad Manners Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/21/2013 Bristol Bst Fleece 12/19/2013 Holmfirth Wyk The Picturedrome 12/18/2013 Cardiff Cardiff The Globe 12/15/2013 Bristol Bst Fleece 12/06/2013 London London O2 Academy Islington 11/03/2013 Hamburg HH Indra 08/30/2013 Reading Brk Sub89 08/09/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Brudenell Social Club 08/03/2013 Waterford WD Forum Waterford 08/02/2013 Dublin The Village Dublin 07/06/2013 London London Clapham Grand 06/21/2013 Newcastle upon Tyne Think Tank 06/16/2013 Gloucester Gls Gloucester Guildhall 06/08/2013 Norwich Nfk Epic Studios 05/10/2013 Cardiff Cardiff The Globe 05/06/2013 Dublin D The Village
Bad Manners Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/26/2012 Bristol Bst Fleece 12/19/2012 Cardiff Cardiff The Globe 12/12/2012 Poole Pol Mr Kyps 10/28/2012 Kingston upon Thames Ktt Kingsmeadow Athletic and Fitness Centre 08/17/2012 Manchester Gtm Band on the Wall 08/12/2012 Stratford-Upon-Avon War Long Marston Airfield 06/01/2012 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 05/25/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 05/24/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas
Bad Manners Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 05/30/2011 Atlanta GA Masquerade 05/13/2011 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 05/11/2011 Columbus OH The Basement 05/05/2011 Hoboken NJ Maxwells