We have always been a band concerned with looking forwards rather than back. However, to mark the 30 years, this autumn we will indulge in a moment of nostalgia and pride in what we have created. Most weekends we'll be in a city for a two-night stand. The format of the shows will be very similar to what we did in 2000: two sets on each night - the first starting acoustically and building up over 45 minutes or so. Then a short 20 minute break before another full-on set of up to 100 minutes including encores. The following evening we will do the same but with 100% different material.
Our promise is to play at least 4 songs from each of the 13 studio albums (including the two B Sides/Lost Songs compilations). These will not be played in chronological order, or album-by-album, but a random choice. There are also some cities where we will be playing just a single night and on these shows the band will perform one double-set with a representation of all the albums. It's possible that we may also feature guest appearances from one or two friends and former members on some nights but nothing is fixed at this point. We hope also to include a display of at least a small part of the New Model Army 'One Tribe' Exhibition of original artwork and memorabilia - depending on the nature and geography of the venue and other ‘logistics'. We will make further announcements as the shows get nearer. Below is the FINAL list of shows.
Oct 15th & 16th: Cirgolo Degli Artisti, Rome
Oct 22nd & 23rd: Rock City, Nottingham
Oct 29th & 30th: Whelans, Dublin
Nov 5th & 6th: LeTrabendo, Paris
Nov 12th & 13th: The Szene, Vienna
Nov 20th & 21st: E-werk, Köln
Nov 27th & 28th: Huxleys, Berlin
Dec 3rd & 4th: Forum, London
***COULD IT PLEASE BE NOTED THAT BOTH NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY ANNIVERSARY SHOWS ARE EARLY SHOWS. NEW MODEL ARMY WILL BE ONSTAGE AT 19.00 ON BOTH NIGHTS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE VENUE RUNNING CLUB NIGHTS ON BOTH NIGHTS AND IS TOTALLY OUT OF THE CONTROL OF NMA. OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES ANYONE.***
Looking forward to it,
New Model Army