Pere Ubu Reveal New Video ‘You’re Going To Be Huge Stars’ + Manchester Date Added 22nd March With John Robb Q & A

‘You’re Going To Be Huge Stars’ is the second film in a short series of ‘Fire Tapes’ released exclusively in the lead up to the release of new box set ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ (out 18th March) that also coincides with the ‘Coed Jail!’ European live dates in Spring.

Pere Ubu ‘Coed Jail!’ Live Dates

22 Mar: Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
23 Mar: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK
24 Mar: The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK
25 Mar: Bla, Oslo, Norway
26 Mar: Stubnitz, Hamburg, Germany
27 Mar: Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
28 Mar: Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
29 Mar: Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
30 Mar: Mame Club, Padua, Italy
31 Mar: Monk Club, Rome, Italy
01 Apr: Locomotiv, Bologna, Italy
02 Apr: La Gravière, Geneva, Switzerland
03 Apr: Sedel, Luzern, Switzerland
05 Apr: Le Poste à Galène, Marseille, France
06 Apr: Salle Jean Carmet, Le Mans, France
07 Apr: Point Ephémère, Paris, France
08 Apr: de Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
09 Apr: More Music, Brugge, Belgium

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Pere Ubu launch ‘Coed Jail!,’ a tour drawing on the music from the two recent box set releases, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ (Fire Records).

Guitarist Tom Herman plays in the band for the third time since 1975. The rest of the line-up is David Thomas, Robert Wheeler, Michele Temple and Steve Mehlman. Wheeler and Temple have been in Pere Ubu since 1994, Mehlman since 1995.

This isn’t a reunion. It isn’t a greatest hits tour.

“We don’t promote chaos, we preserve it,” Thomas explained. “Now more than ever – just like Nixon said – you need the sort of utterly gratuitous mess that only men of conviction can provide.”
Early in 1977, after refining the doctrine of Datapanik, Thomas came downstairs in the house he shared with junk conceptualist / designer Johnny Dromette. There, in the living room, in the midst of a life-size reproduction of a Hollywood TV game show set that he’d constructed overnight, Johnny, exhausted, pronounced in portentous tones, “Coed Jail!

Herman, Ubu guitarist from 1975 to 1979 and 1995 to 2002, chose the songs for the tour, four from each of the first five albums and the collection of early singles. He coined the Ubu Rule that became known as the Herman Doctrine, “The best guitar part is the one that requires you to move your fingers the least.”

The tour coincides with the release of the second Pere Ubu box set ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ on Fire Records 18th March 2016. Pre-order here:

David Thomas first video of the series ‘I Am The Conscience Of The Music Industry’: 

‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ sampler: