The Jesus and Mary Chain to Perform Psychocandy in its Entirety


The Jesus and Mary Chain will perform their classic debut from 1985, Psychocandy,  in its entirety at three U.K. concerts this November in honor of the record’s 30th anniversary next year, the NME is reporting today. The shows will be the band’s first in the U.K. since 2008.

According to the NME, the band will perform the album, and more, in London, Manchester and Glasgow on Nov. 19, 20 and 21. Tickets are set to go on sale 9 a.m. Friday in the U.K.

NME quotes the band’s Jim Reid as having said of the upcoming Psychocandy anniversary:

Psychocandy was meant to be a kick in the teeth to all of those who stood in our way at the time, which was practically the whole music industry. In 1985 there were a great many people who predicted no more than a six month life span for The Mary Chain. To celebrate the approaching 30th anniversary of the album, we would like to perform it in its entirety. We will also perform key songs from that period that did not feature on the album.”

Psychocandy was released in November 1985, featuring the spellbinding Just Like Honey as track number 1.

The band is currently set to perform in South America later this month.

See the new U.K. dates below:

The Jesus and Mary Chain performs Psychocandy:

Nov. 19: The Troxy, London, UK
Nov. 20: Academy, Manchester, UK
Nov. 21: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK