Big Audio Dynamite Are Back

The original Big Audio Dynamite has reunited after twenty five years for a series of international live dates.

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The original Big Audio Dynamite has reunited after twenty five years for a series of international live dates, spearheaded by an appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April. The groundbreaking rock/hip hop/reggae outfit was formed by Mick Jones after parting ways with The Clash. The original group formed in 1984 and dispersed in 1988. A second lineup known as Big Audio Dynamite II existed from 1990 to 1993.

Jones returned in 2005 with Carbon/Silicon and has produced a number of records. Co-songwriter and sample master Don Letts continued to direct films and videos, including "Dancehall Queen" and The Clash documentary "Westway To The World", for which he won a Grammy Award in 2003. Drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo "E-Zee-Kill" Williams have released seven albums with Dreadzone, while keyboardist Dan Donovan continues to write and remix, working with Mark Moore among many others.

Notably, Jones will also oversee a deluxe reissue of the second B.A.D. album, "No. 10 Upping Street", which features songwriting collaborations with Joe Strummer who also produced the album.

Tour dates are below:

03/29 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy 03/30 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC 03/31 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy 04/02 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 04/03 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 04/06 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City 04/07 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy 04/08 - Manchester, UK - Academy 04/09 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy 04/16 - Indio, California - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Thanks for the report to Punknews.org.

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    SuicidalFreak
    "Rush for the change of atmosphere!" I remember this band. It's good to hear they're reuniting.
    Minderbinder
    ^ Well, that song was played by the second incarnation of the band. Either way, it'll be cool to see the original lineup play again.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Big Audio Dynamite May Reunite? 04/12/2010 Jeez, guys. Took long enough. Either way, better late than never.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    tyler_j wrote: ^ SucidalFreak, nice comment on both stories.
    +1 someone just needed to hear that he remembers this band AND that its good that theyre reuniting
    THE BULGE
    I looked into getting tickets in glasgow as it's a venue which is normally 15 for a gig there maybe 20 at the most but theyre over 30 man pretty steep. :/
    dollyDagger
    I just realized who they were. It suddenly hit me after a few days. It's Mick Jones and his crew.