LOUT PROMOTIONS PRESENT: THERAPY? ‘WOOD & WIRE’ ACOUSTIC TOUR + GUESTS
“YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE A BOY THAT SINGS…”
This quietly devastating critique, delivered to Therapy? frontman Andy Cairns by a workmate at a Michelin tyre factory in the late ‘80s, neatly encapsulates the sense of suspicion and confusion which enveloped the Northern Irish band at the outset of their career. Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable twenty six year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic worldview which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.
Therapy? are currently touring a special Wood & Wire acoustic show and 2016 saw the band take in cities across Europe, finishing with a unique gig at London’s Union Chapel in December. The UK leg of the tour resumes in October with six more shows. Following on from extensive touring for their most recent album, Disquiet, and for the anniversary of Infernal Love, the new acoustic dates offer a rare chance to see the band in a different context.
Frontman Andy Cairns says: “We in Therapy? are proud and excited to announce that we’ll be taking our music on the road in an acoustic setting. This will be a challenge for us and hopefully a chance for our fans to hear the melodies, guitars and rhythms in unique settings. We’ll be working on songs from across all our albums and in intimate environments we’ll be able to give insights into the stories and influences behind them. We’d love you to join us in helping make this a celebratory experience”
A special limited edition CD featuring eleven new acoustic recordings available on the tour.
UNRESERVED SEATING // AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // £17.50 ADVANCE
THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN OUR MAIN ROOM – KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS