See Punk Rock veterans Spear of Destiny live at The Fleece on Wednesday 16th May 2018

See Punk Rock veterans Spear of Destiny live at The Fleece on Wednesday 16th May 2018

Posted on: 15 May 2018

Punk rock stalwart Kirk Brandon has now been leading Spear of Destiny for over 35 years, and now Bristol rockers have got the chance to see the band perform live at The Fleece as part of their UK tour running throughout May and June. Tickets for the gig on Wednesday 16th June are priced at just £16 and can be found here.


A snapshot of a recent Spear of Destiny rehearsal session, in preparation for their upcoming shows.

Formed in 1983, Spear of Destiny came from the demise of Kirk Brandon's previous post-punk project, Theatre of Hate. The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards. 


The band have recently released a brand-new album, their 14th studio offering to date, titled Tontine. Amazingly, the album was fully funded in its entirety by a private fan pre-sale. It was officially released for Brandon's own Eastersnow Recording Company label imprint and is available on CD, Vinyl and Download.


Their current live show pulls on songs from all 35+ years of SOD. The classics Liberator, Mickey, Rainmaker, The Wheel, Never Take Me Alive and more are all found sitting closely alongside newer fan favourites such as Sputnik, Suicide God, Judas, Lucky Man and Berlin! Berlin!.


As 2018 is the 35 anniversary of the band's iconic debut long player “Grapes of Wrath” live shows throughout the year will most certainly feature a good smattering of GOW tracks for good measure.


As well as their show at The Fleece, Spear of Destiny's UK tour will also see them perform in London, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester among others.


Tickets for the Spear of Destiny gig on Wednesday 16th June at The Fleece are priced at just £16 and can be found here. For more information or to see what else is coming up at The Fleece, head to their website now.

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