“the most notorious band since the Sex Pistols…Some of Psychocandy is beautifully wasted pop; some sounds like being trapped in a wind tunnel full of broken glass and bees; the rest sounds like both happening at once.” – Dorian Lynskey, The Observer
“The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut is a decadent alt-rock masterpiece of bubblegum pop – with “Just Like Honey,” “My Little Underground” and “Never Understand” – drowned in feedback.” – Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
“Psychocandy was meant to be a kick in the teeth to all of those who stood in our way at the time, which was practically the whole music industry. In 1985 there were a great many people who predicted no more than a six month life span for the Mary Chain.” – Jim Reid
30 years on the band return – regularly cited by the media as one of the great rock’n’roll bands and by a raft of new groups as a major influence.
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN is now pleased to announce its first full North American run of Psychocandy tour dates, hitting new cities in May 2015. A second night at the Warfield in SF has just been added, tickets go on sale onMarch 6th at 10am PST. This will be the continuation of a year of activity not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy but also looking firmly ahead to the future.
05/07 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
05/09 Austin, TX – Levitation / Austin Psych Fest05/11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/13 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Read/ listen to recent interviews here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/