Bristol punk group Theatre Of Hate return home for show

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 October 2017

Theatre Of Hate. Picture: Simon Drake

Theatre Of Hate. Picture: Simon Drake

Simon Drake

Bristol punk band Theatre Of Hate supported the likes of The Clash before disbanding - but the group has resurfaced and will perform in Bristol this month.

Kirk Brandon formed the band in 1980 from the ashes of punk group The Pack.

He brought a number of new musicians on board, including John ‘Boy’ Lennard, who revolutionised their sound with his haunting sax lines.

Theatre Of Hate’s debut single was produced by Mick Jones from The Clash, and their album held the top spot in the charts for 21 weeks.

They supported Ian Dury in concert, but imploded in 1982 with Brandon forming Spear Of Destiny.

The group started touring again in 2014 and have completed their first studio album in more than 30 years.

They will play at The Fleece, in St Thomas Street, on Monday at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £16, are available from

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