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Formed in 1978, seminal San Francisco punk band The Dead Kennedys merged revolutionary politics with hardcore punk music and, in the process, became one of the defining hardcore bands. Often, they were more notable for their politics than their music, but that was part of their impact. The Kennedys were more inspired by British punk and the fiery, revolutionary-implied politics of the Sex Pistols than the artier tendencies of New York punk rockers. The Dead Kennedys became the most political and – to the eyes of many observers, including Christians and right-wing politicians – the most dangerous band in hardcore.
Dead Kennedys will be performing their first shows since the recent passing of drummer DH Peligro. The tour dates will take place in the UK and Ireland this May. The tour was booked last year and out of respect for all of the fans who have already purchased tickets, the band felt they should honor their commitment and move forward with the dates.
The tour will be entitled “DHPower” as a tribute to the 40+ years that DH shared the stage with his bandmates.
Santi Guardiola, long time friend of DH and the band, will be filling in on drums for the tour.
Dead Kennedys hope you will all remember DH as the driving force of the Dead Kennedys sound.
The band dedicates these shows to him
Please note this show is 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult / Proof of age is required at entry.)