Following the announcement of one of the great singles discographies ‘Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Singles’, out on May 24th via Sony, Primal Scream now share news that they will be playing two intimate warm up shows for fans at Brighton’s Haunt on 20th May and London’s Scala on 21st May – it’s the smallest venue they’ve headlined in London in almost 13 years.
Over the past three and a half decades, Primal Scream have embraced everything from psychedelic pop to degenerate rock’n’roll; euphoric rave to industrial gloom. They have made records with George Clinton and Kate Moss, invited Mani of the Stone Roses and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine into the fold, survived narcotic oblivion, personal trauma and the death of beloved guitarist Robert “Throb” Young, and captured the mood of the nation several times over. Throughout it all, they have always sounded like Primal Scream. And they have always made great singles.
From their psychedelic roots to the era-defining hedonism of ‘Screamadelica’ through to the sonic attack of ‘XTRMNTR’ and beyond, the eclectic nature of Primal Scream has been matched by the sheer consistency of their singles and they have become part of Britain’s musical heritage. ‘Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Singles’ is a celebration of a vital catalogue of songs from a band who have always pushed the boundaries of their sound. Now fans will get a one-off chance to see them play songs from an incredible career spanning 35 years in two special intimate gigs.
‘MAXIMUM ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’ FORMATS WILL INCLUDE:
· 2LP (MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL: THE SINGLES VOL.1 1986-2000)
· 2LP (MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL: THE SINGLES VOL.2 2000- 2016)
· STREAMING / DOWNLOAD
Fans who pre-order ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll’ from https://store.primalscream.net/ by 3pm on Tuesday April 16th will receive an exclusive code to access a pre-sale for the London and Brighton warm-up shows. The pre-sale will then open at 10am on Wednesday April 17th before tickets go on general sale the following morning at 10am