Just wanted to let you know about a special one off performance from The High at Manchester Academy’s Gigantic all dayer on May 23rd.
The band were formed by former original Stone Roses member Andy Couzens and John Matthews, the band split in 1993 so it’s going to be their first time on stage in 22 years.
…A BIG, BIG LOVE… ANOTHER BIG LINE UP ADDITION… ANNOUNCING THE VERY SPECIAL HEADLINERS OF OUR SECOND STAGE:.. THE HIGH
As Manchester Academy gears up to play host to the biggest line up of classic indie this May Bank Holiday, the Gigantic Indie All Dayer 2015 Vol 2, is thrilled to make its first announcement of 2015. We are delighted to exclusively confirm THE HIGH as Very Special Guests to headline our second stage.
Re-uniting especially for Gigantic 2015, we are absolutely delighted to exclusively announce the live return of Madchester bastions: THE HIGH. The Manchester four piece comprising of messrs Andy Couzens, John Mathews, Simon Davis and Chris Goodwin will be complimenting our colossal roster of classic indie giants as they headline our brand-new second stage.
As their first and only scheduled live date of 2015, the beloved baggy band will be melting hearts again as they lift the iridescent indie gems of their debut album Somewhere Soon in what will be their first live performance in over 22 years.
Formed from the Ashes of Buzzcocks F.O.C. by original member of The Stone Roses (Andy Couzens) in 1989, THE HIGH were quickly snapped up by the infamous London Records. The band went on to release their now vintage debut album Somewhere Soon in 1990, a record produced by the Factory-associated maverick Martin Hannett and John Williams.
Taking all this into account and not to mention their on-rolling NME singles of the week including: “ Up and Down” “Take Your Time” and 1991 top 40 chart smash hit “Box Set Go”; it’s fair to say The High’s credentials don’t fall short of our Gigantic indie standards. With the band splitting up in 1993 after the release of their sophomore album The Hype the previous year, The High’s unique performance at the Gigantic Indie All Dayer 2015 will be the band’s first on stage reunion in over 22 years and sure to be an emotional and unmissable headline show for their legions of fans.
THE HIGH will join their Madchester compatriots and our very special guests INSPIRAL CARPETS at the event and will play alongside other premier indie acts on the bill including
headliners ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, POP WILL EAT ITSELF, GANG OF FOUR, THE PRIMITIVES, HURRICANE #1, EAT, DIESEL PARK WEST, MILLTOWN BROTHERS,
ECHOBELLY, THE WOODENTOPS, MARK MORRISS (Bluetones), BOB and many more acts and DJs still to be announced – stay tuned!
THE HIGH will play The Gigantic Indie All Dayer @ Manchester Academy on 23rd May 2015
More information at www.manchesteracademy.net