After toying with various ideas: playing whole albums in full, B-sides only, getting an orchestra in, singing the songs in Esperanto, Carter USM have decided to go for two more all thriller no filler, no mucking about, full on classic, Jim Bob and Fruitbat, drum machine, two guitars, a big fuck off lightshow, chuck in a few surprises, treat them like they’re the last gigs they’ll ever play type of shows.
The perfect storm.
Gigs they’d be happy and proud to be remembered by.
Fri 9th November Leeds O2Academy 0844 477 2000
Sat 10th November London O2 Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000
“Last year I realised just how special these gigs were. How they begin on the way to the venue, people meeting up with friends they only see once a year. The drink in the pub before, the special guests, the tunes played between bands and the after-show. So much more than just a gig. I hate it when people say that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it almost as much as I hate it when they say that something does what it says on the tin but, well, you know.” Jim Bob
To coincide with the shows EMI will be rereleasing digitally re-mastered CDs of the classic Carter albums 30 Something and 1992 The Love Album.
Carter USM had six top thirty albums (four of which went top ten) and fourteen top forty hits from 1987-1997. After a ten-year break they reformed for two sold out shows in 2007 at Brixton Academy and Glasgow Barrowlands. They returned in 2008 for further sell out shows at Birmingham and Brixton Academy. 2009 saw ‘The Drum Machine Years’ where they played their first four albums at the London venues The Kentish Town Forum and Brixton 02 Academy. These sold out too. In 2011 they played a further two sell out shows at Brixton Academy and Manchester Academy and headlined the Beautiful Days festival in Devon.
Tickets are £22.50 (£25 London) go on sale Friday 24 February at 9amand are available at www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051