Primal Scream to release best of Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll, Getintothis Chris Flack gets his rocks off to some summer dates.
One of the highlights of the last year probably has to be Bobby Gillespie sitting, stoic, immovable, disgusted, as the panel on This Week on BBC2 danced to something called the Skibidi challenge. He’s that kind of cool.
Following the announcement of imminent release of the Primal Scream singles record Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Singles, hitting the shelves, both real and virtual, at the end of May, Primal Scream have announced two intimate warm-up gigs at the Haunt in Brighton on May 20 and in Scala in London’s May 21.
Scala has a capacity of 1150, so this will be the most intimate show they’ll play in London in over a decade. If you imagine there will be three or four hundred tickets for friends and family, it’s going to be one hell of a show.
Over 30 plus years Primal Scream has veered through psychedelia to grungy rock’n’roll, rave and shoegazey goodness.
They’ve survived absolute chaos, trauma, the loss of Robert Young all while soundtracking significant moments for all of us.
Their output is unchallengeable, their record beyond comparison.
From Screamadelica to XTRMNTR Primal Scream have delivered hit after hit with absolute consistency and they’ve become a part of the country’s musical heritage.
‘Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll’ is a celebration of 30 years of hits and dancing, of nights out and sunny afternoons in the park. from a band known for pushing the boundaries at every opportunity.
If you’re lucky enough to have grabbed a ticket to any of these two shows you can guarantee an unmissable set in stunning venues.
Fear not, if you aren’t headed to either of these gigs, Primal Scream are playing a few select festival shows and gigs over the summer including a little one in Warrington, the full list is below. See you down the front.
20th – The Haunt, Brighton
21st – Scala, London.
24th – All Points East, London.
25th – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington.
July 19th, Latitude Festival, Suffolk.
August 10th, Summer Sessions, Edinburgh