Preview: The Undertones

The Undertones are playing Norwich and Bury
The Undertones are playing Norwich and Bury

by Adam Aiken

The Undertones are heading to the region for a pair of rescheduled shows this week.

The five-piece punk outfit from Derry – widely regarded as being one of the best bands to have come out of Northern Ireland – will be at The Waterfront, Norwich, on Thursday, October 20, and at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Friday, October 21.

The Undertones formed in 1974 and their formative years were spent against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Following hits such as Teenage Kicks, they called it a day in 1983 when frontman Feargal Sharkey left, but they reformed in 1999 with Paul McLoone taking Sharkey’s place.

They have been active ever since, although there’s been a scarcity of new music, with only a smattering of new songs since 2007’s Dig Yourself Deep album.

Click here for tickets for the Norwich show, and here for Bury.

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