Another busy week with announcements – we’ve announced Kids In Glass Houses ‘Farewell Tour’, a free show with Dan Croll, Atomic Blondie, Nine Black Alps, and The Smyths!
We’re not letting up on the bookings at all! Fresh announcements of celt-punk rockers Flogging Molly for Sub89, and circuit bending live dubstep act Tek-One for The Bowery District. Tickets for both shows on sale this weds at 9am right here!
Swans will follow up their epic 2012 album The Seer with a new one, To Be Kind, out May 12th via Mute. In support of new album, a uk tour has been announced for May, including a date right here at Sub89! Swans are Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica and these are the first UK dates since last year’s Mouth to Mouth festival, curated by Gira and the Green Man festival. Swans infamous and powerful live show was described by Guardian as “a magnificent achievement”, by Clash as “perfectly orchestrated carnage” and by The Quietus as “a revelation” and it was on this recent 2012/2013 tour, Gira explains, that “a good portion of the material for this album was developed live”.
We are pleased to announce that starting early 2014 the team behind Sub89 will also be booking and promoting live events downstairs in our sister venue The Bowery District! The venue will be operating at 300 capacity and is also able to accommodate 14+ shows. Michael Jones, the in-house promoter for Sub89 and The Bowery District said of the move, “This is something that we’ve been planning for some time now and I’m thrilled to finally have the venue ready. Having a high quality 300 capacity venue like this is really important for the infrastructure of live music in Reading. This venue will allow us not only to provide more intimate shows for existing artists but also give a platform for us to develop new talent.” Sean Hunt, Sub89′s venue co-ordinator said; “We’ve been amazed at all the support we’ve seen over the last 4 years at Sub89, so to be able to open up a smaller capacity venue downstairs is really great. We’ll be able to support more up and coming bands as well as local showcases, and that’s something we’ve always been keen to do more of.” Over the next few weeks we’ll be announcing shows right here on the Sub89 page, and all the events will be listed on the existing Sub89 website. If you are interested in finding more about the venue or would like to discuss hiring it for your own event please send an e-mail to email@example.com