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Friday 26 May 2017

Big Audio Dynamite to tour again

Mick Jones is bringing together the original line-up of Big Audio Dynamite for a tour
Mick Jones is bringing together the original line-up of Big Audio Dynamite for a tour

Mick Jones is reuniting his band Big Audio Dynamite with the original line-up he formed more than a quarter of a century ago.

The group, formed after Mick was sacked from punk pioneers The Clash, will play at a major US festival as well as touring the UK in the spring.

The band had chart hits including E=MC2 and Medicine Show and were at the forefront of mixing dance beats with rock music and samples.

Mick will be teaming up with producer and film-maker Don Letts, drummer Greg Roberts and bass player Leo Williams, and keyboardist Dan Donovan. Dan is the son of renowned 1960s photographer Terence Donovan and was famously married to actress Patsy Kensit.

Mick has recently been touring with Gorillaz alongside his former Clash bandmate Paul Simonon.

B.A.D. released their first album in 1985 and the line-up endured until the late 1980s. A new version of the band toured and recorded as B.A.D. II for a number of years.

The rebooted band will play the Coachella Festival in California on April 16. Their UK tour begins on March 29 at Liverpool's O2 Academy.

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