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Think Local … Cloth Cat Music Charity in Leeds, which does excellent work teaching all aspects of music (including how great it is just to get involved) in an effort to improve people’s lives. With most of their funding being stopped over the last 3 years every donation really counts….
Think Global … Friends of The Earth. And in this time of ridiculous greed, our planet certainly needs all the friends she can get.
Think Ahead … Macmillan Cancer Support. A charity particularly close to our hearts, and one that most families rely on at some point in their lives.
And the rather nice folks at Pledge Music are right now sending off some well-needed cheques to these organisations. And it is your money! So give yourself a pat on the back and modestly tell your friends you do a bit of work for charidee. And thank you.
There are 3 more days to order the Seraphim t-shirts guaranteed in your size. Especially relevant if you fancy Ladies sizes, Kids sizes, and Hoodies. You can pick up at gigs for a major discount.
The band will be starting the print run on the 10th October, to ensure shirts are ready for the first gigs on the Made Glorious tour... Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Saturday the 26th October and Preston Continental on Sunday 27th (with Flesh For Lulu, The Inca Babies and John Hyatt from The Three Johns).
All the info on this, and the tour, and the lyrics to the album are available on the new official Violets website at www.marchviolets.com
Buy your goodies online here:
If you're going to one of the upcoming gigs you can save yourself the postage by arranging to collect in person:
http://marchviolets.co.uk/merchandise/m ... llect.html
Note: please only use the 'collect' option if you are absolutely and definitely going to one of the gigs listed. Check the purchase options for CDs and for tees before purchase. If in doubt, please use the 'buy online' option and the band will ship your swag out to you ASAP.
Double Headline Show
The March Violets / Chameleons Vox
+ special guests Witch Hunt
Saturday 23rd November
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets are £15 and include a free aftershow party.
Buy tickets now
As you know, we always like to make our live shows into events… something a bit special. And this tour is no exception:
Saturday 26th October. We are proud to be playing the Ted Hughes Festival in Hebden Bridge, at a rather gorgeous venue, the Trades Club. Rosie will be there the day before doing some poetical stuff.
Sunday 27th October. We have always claimed that John Peel changed our lives, among with many others. We did 3 Peel Sessions. So it is rather satisfying to play a tribute to him during John Peel Week, at The Continental in Preston, along with some fellow Peelite friends: Flesh For Lulu, John Hyatt from the Three Johns, and The Inca Babies. Quite a line up!
Friday 1st November. We will be no doubt getting dressed up for something… tell you later
Sunday 3rd November. We will be playing a nice little venue in Whitby, the Coliseum. An earlyish start, sometime after the footie and finishing early so you can head up to Nostalgia.
Sunday 10th November. A visit to the lovely city of Newcastle, Trillians. First gig here since the early 80’s!
Friday 22nd November. Back to Islington London for a bit of a do at the O2 Academy 2.
Saturday 23rd November. Leeds. Home for a Final Purple Party at the wonderful Brudenell Social Club.
We will be confirming more gigs shortly and letting you know some more of the special guests.
All info for the tour and links to separate events/tickets/web pages will be on the Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/37993705 ... 762108899/
We will also keep you updated on Pledge.
Hope to see you at some of the gigs
PS. We are thinking of offering pledgers a very very limited ‘multipass’, a laminate with your pic which gets you in to all of the above confirmed gigs plus any others we arrange. And a t-shirt. And a sexy tour poster. Anyone interested give us a shout. x
The March Violets were a great band...
...A really great band. They were labelmates with The Sisters of Mercy, yet darker and infinitely more messed up than them, and through constant gigging they became integral to the whole Leeds/M62 scene in the early/mid 1980s. We loved them, John Peel loved them, and we assume you loved them too. And now they're back!
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