The Dandy Warhols
Albert Hall, Manchester.
This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.
The Dandy Warhols were born in Portland, Oregon 1994 in the shadow of the twilight years of the grunge scene. With Brit-pop reigning supreme on the other side of the pond, and influences ranging from 1960s garage rock through to the 80s/90s shoegaze genre, The Dandy Warhols started a career that would see them release 9 studio albums, 2 compilation albums and 27 singles over a 25 year period.
Since their inception in 1994, The Dandy Warhols have sailed through and past shifting musical climates by presenting thoughts un-mired by censorship and unfiltering their art. Making music out of Portland The band - Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmstrom (guitar), and Brent DeBoer (drums) -- have gone on world tours, had hit singles and even taken the stage during the Greek riots. They've weathered shifts from vinyl and tape to CD and CD to digital, from paper fliers to social media and toiled with major labels, and still remained a pure synergistic unit.
The band’s live presence – frequently filled with nudity early on in their career – was enough that, at their first gig in 1994 they were approached the independent record label Tim/Kerr who offered to pay for the recording of an album. The result was their debut, 1995’s Dandys Rule OK, an album that impressed major record label Capitol Records to sign the band.
The band’s difficult second album, …The Dandy Warhols Come Down, was released in 1997 and spawned three Top 40 singles including ‘Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth’ (more commonly known as Heroin is so passé). But it was with the release of 2000’s Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia that the band hit the public consciousness with full force. The mega hit ‘Bohemian Like You’ landed in the cultural sphere like a freight train and has yet to leave it.
Touring the world, including a performance at Glastonbury Festival in 2000 which caused David Bowie to choose them to perform at Meltdown 2002 when he curated, and duet with them on The Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light / White Heat’ on the encore on July 29th, the band built on their popularity to gain worldwide acclaim.
Not content to sit back on their laurels 2003 saw the band release Welcome to the Monkey House and their next zeitgeist catching single ‘We Used To Be Friends’ which became the theme song for the cult TV series Veronica Mars.
Throughout the 2000s the band continued to release albums - Odditorium or Warlords of Mars (2005), ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... (2008), The Dandy Warhols Are Sound (2009) This Machine (2012) and, most recently Distortland (2016).
2019 sees The Dandy Warhols start the celebrations for their 25th Anniversary by touring Europe. With the future stretching out ahead of them, and an impressive back catalogue behind them, the tour promises to be a celebration of both the past and a glimpse into what’s yet to come.