GOODBYE MR. MACKENZIE- Bugbear are very pleased to present the London leg of the remarkable Goodbye Mr MacKenzie's 'Good Deeds and Dirty Rags' 30th anniversary tour.
One of Scotland's most iconic rock bands will be taking to the road to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags”, which they will play in its entirety, plus perhaps a few extra little treats. Released in 1989 this album entered the UK charts at No.16 and heralded a large, loyal support north of the border. Incredible live shows and singles like the top 40 hit ‘The Rattler’, in particular, further cemented a fond place in many a Scottish heart.
A colourful and varied career followed that involved amongst other things, releasing 2 more major label album, further UK singles chart positions, working and recording with members of the Talking Heads, and touring and playing with bands like Blondie, The Ramones, BAD and Afghan Whigs.
As 'The List' said in their 50 Greatest Scottish Bands review: “The MacKenzies left behind the most complex and fascinating footprint of any Scottish Band. Live they were stunning. Lead singer Martin Metcalfe looked like the MC of a particularly debauched cabaret troupe. While their Scottish counterparts were looking at soul and Steely Dan for inspiration the MacKenzies were taking theirs from the Pixies and the Birthday Party.”
The band have announced 6 gigs so far, 2 of which sold out in the first 3 hours. So grab your London tickets quicktime to be sure to see The MacKenzies in a wonderful, intimate venue.
Live shows in The North have been blowing them away and then some, and now with the very welcome addition of Big John Duncan back to the frontline. Big John is giving his M.S a thorugh kicking by returning to the stage and reconnecting with the healing powers of rock and roll. A beautiful thing