RUTS DC ANNOUNCE UK TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘THE CRACK’

You asked for it and we listened – so here it is! We are proud to officially announce a 2019 UK Tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our debut album The Crack with special guests The Professionals. Tickets go on sale 9am Fri 29th June.

It’s always been important to us to be a current and forward-thinking band, releasing and playing new material whilst being proud of our past. A milestone to many, The Crack is an important piece of work to us too. We now feel ready to celebrate where we came from.

Making ‘The Crack’ was a real game changer for us. The Ruts were a band that were greater than the sum of their parts and wrote music inspired by everything we had ever heard. It’s a piece of work that we are immensely proud to have been a part of. Now forty years on we will be playing the album in its entirety, it’s quite a challenge as some of the songs have not been played since 1980! Now seemed the perfect time to celebrate ‘The Crack’ and remember our greatly missed co-creators and friends Malcolm Owen and Paul Fox.

The Crack – 40th Anniversary Tour 2019 (Tickets on sale Friday 29th June 2018)

11th Feb Phoenix Exeter
12th Feb Concorde 2 Brighton
13th Feb O2 Ritz Manchester
15th Feb 02 Institute 2 Birmingham
16th Feb 02 Academy 2 Sheffield
17th Feb The Junction Cambridge
18th Feb 02 Academy Oxford
20th Feb Waterfront Norwich
21st Feb Riverside Newcastle
22nd Feb Garage Glasgow
23rd Feb Tunnels Aberdeen
24th Feb Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
26th Feb Rescue Rooms Nottingham
27th Feb SWX Bristol
28th Feb O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
2nd Mar Button Factory Dublin, IE
3rd Mar Limelight Belfast

Tickets available from gigsandtours.com or ticketmaster.co.uk.