The Wedding Present tickets

The Wedding Present Tickets

The Wedding Present 30th Annviersay presentation of The Roadmender, Northampton

Friday 8th December 2017

The Wedding Present - TOMMY' 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR The Globe, Cardiff

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The Wedding Present Fan Reviews (4) 4.8
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"Another cracking performance"
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The Wedding Present, O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol - 15th June 2017

The Wedding Present delivered another cracking performance at Bristol's O2 Academy. They can always be relied on for musical virtuosity, energy and entertainment. Certainly one of my favourite live bands.

Posted by Christopher FG on 16/06/2017

"Timeless"
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The Wedding Present , Rock City, Nottingham - 9th June 2017

Very enjoyable. Gadget on form with both old and new material

Posted anonymously on 11/06/2017

"The wedding present delievered"
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The Wedding Present, Firebug, Leicester - 6th June 2017

Great Audience, who were not disappointed, Great Set was it 30 years ago?

Posted by Big B on 07/06/2017

"Great night"
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The Wedding Present, Firebug, Leicester - 6th June 2017

First time at the venue, brill place.
The band rocked it..

Posted anonymously on 07/06/2017

The Wedding Present are known as purveyors of breathtakingly honest love songs. Their fast paced indie rock is clearly a progression from their post punk influences which would see them categorised as part of the C86 scene, much to their chagrin despite appearing on the infamous free NME cassette that ushered in the era.

Highly influential and deeply cherished by fans, they have produced eighteen UK Top 40 singles and nine studio albums, the latest of which is entitled Going, Going…

They have just announced exciting upcoming festival appearances. Catch them at Gigantic Vol 4 at Manchester Academy on Saturday 27th of May, indie all dayer Down By The River at Norwich Waterfront on Sunday 28th of May and Indietracks Festival at Midland Railway Centre running from Friday 28th till Sunday 30th of July.

Following later in the year, they also perform at classic album George Best in full at O2 Academy Newcastle, O2 Academy2 Birmingham, Rock City at Nottingham, Roundhouse in London, O2 Academy Bristol, Central Station at Wrexham and The Hub in Plymouth during June. Celebrating the seminal album’s 30th anniversary, it will be the last time played live in full.

The Wedding Present tickets are on sale now. Book before they are gone!

The band was originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, Yorkshire, and called themselves The Wedding Present purposefully because it did not sound like an appropriate name for a band. Their leader David Lewis Gedge would soon take a National Express coach to London with a suitcase packed with 500 copies of their self-financed debut single Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy!

They soon found a champion in the BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, known for his love of leftfield music, who invited them to make a live performance on one of his infamous sessions.

Their independent streak endured and they began working on their full length album before even being signed and eventually releasing it themselves without any label backing. Their first album George Best came out in 1987 and is considered by many critics to be the finest debut album of all time and dubbed “an unmitigated delight” by NME upon its release.

Despite being able to negotiate a contract on their own terms, they were accused by some of selling out when they signed to record label RCA. Their first release under the label was the 1989 album Bizarro which featured the single Kennedy which became the band’s first Top 40 single. Ensuring the band was on a major label but not of one, 1991 album Seamonsters was recorded by engineer Steve Albini - the scourge of all commercial music.

The band also decided to sign with a major label for the release of 1994 album Watusi with Island Records. Continuing to avoid being sucked into a mainstream sound the record took a warm lofi pop approach. However their next album Saturnalia came out in 1996 through the independent label Cooking Vinyl.

The band would go on a lengthy hiatus in 1997 and would only return in 2004. Since then the band have released the three records Take Fountain in 2005, 2008’s El Rey and 2012 release Valentina.

The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!” - John Peel

Given their cult status, The Wedding Present concert tickets are in huge demand so book early or risk missing out. Gigantic always has the essential gig tickets you need so stick with us for the best experience.

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