The electronic/dub icons Dub Pistols are preparing for a series of UK shows loaded with the promise of some new material too.

Barry, who has worked in music all his adult life, had his life changed by acid house. He started running club-nights in London and had soon formed a band, Deja Vu, who arrived during the Flowered Up/Happy Mondays ‘baggy’ era. When Deja Vu split, Barry started DJing and the Dub Pistols formed out of some of these madcap DJ sessions. Since the release of their first album, ‘Point Blank’ in 1998, Dub Pistols have remained an unstoppable force in the UK’s alternative music scene. With a new album ‘Addict’ slated for release in the autumn (on Sunday Best), the premiere of a brand new band documentary and much more, 2020 promises to be off the chain for the Dub Pistols. The Pistols’ upcoming eight LP will feature mic skills from 2-Tone heroine Rhoda Dakar, stalwart MC Navigator, long-term collaborator Lindy Layton, and foundation MCs the Ragga Twins, as well as permanent live vocalist of the past few years, Mr Seanie T. During the recording process, the Dub Pistols tragically lost one of their most prominent members, Will Hensel. Whilst nothing will replace Will’s energy and influence, the album will aim to pay fitting tribute to the dearly departed Dub Pistol. Ahead of the new album, Dub Pistols will also premiere a music documentary that is set to put a spotlight on the band’s extraordinary career to date: ‘WCPGW?’. Barry and crew are now preparing to debut their much anticipated new material at UK venues on their upcoming ‘Addict Tour’, as well as at major festivals across the globe such as Snowbombing (Austria), Tribal Gathering (Panama), Splore Festival (New Zealand), Electric Castle (Romania), plus UK stalwarts like Camp Bestival, Boomtown and more. The band will also be hosting their own: Mucky Weekender festival at a “Secret Location” in Sussex on the 11th-12th September 2020. So-named after one of their most popular live tracks, the festival is returning for the second time after a roaring SOLD OUT success in 2019 and will boast a hand-picked bill of their favourite DJs and performers including: Justin Robertson, A-Skillz, Uncle Dugs, Jon Carter, Too Many T’s, Don Letts, Doorly and many more; alongside a headline performance from Dub Pistols themselves. Full line up and details of the Mucky Weekender can be found here: https://mucky-weekender.co.uk

The Pistols will be touring from the 28th February to 24th April 2020, with confirmed appearances in Milton Keynes, Norwich, Leeds, Bristol, Southend and beyond. Full dates and details are as follows:


28/02 –  MILTON KEYNES, The Craufurd Arms

06/03 – PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms

07/03 – DOVER, The Booking Hall

20/03 – NORWICH, Epic Studios

21/03 – ALDERSHOT, West End Centre

27/03 – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club

28/03 – DERBY, The Hairy Dog 

03/04 – BRISTOL, The Fleece

04/04 – TORQUAY, The Foundry

17/04 – SOUTHEND, Chinnery’s

24/04 – TELFORD, Albert’s Shed

All upcoming dates and ticket availabilities can be found here:

Featured pic by Chris Davison

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