On 18th November 2021, The Wedding Present will be heading to Manchester’s O2 Ritz for a special 30th anniversary show in commemoration of: ‘Seamonsters’.
One of the most pivotal long-players in the indie band’s vintage back-catalogue, David Gedge and co. will be revisiting the 1991 classic with new live appraisal at this unmissable winter fixture.
With the band at the height of their creative powers and on a winning streak following the release of 1990’s killer “Brassneck” single, The Wedding Present decamped to Minnesota to work with the now-infamous Steve Albini. Recorded in just twelve days, they emerged battered and bruised with ‘Seamonsters’; a ferocious record that shudders with the energy and intensity of those sessions to this day. Despite its uncompromising sound the album won over press and public alike and quickly scaled the UK album charts to seal an impressive position at No. 13.
Featured by The Guardian in their list of ‘1,000 albums to hear before you die’, ‘Seamonsters’ holds a cult reverence all these years later and finds itself as a must-have in any Weddoes fan’s collection.
Performing the album live and in full at the O2 Ritz, frontman David Gedge sheds light on what we can expect from the show:
“‘Seamonsters’ live is quite an experience for the audience and the band because of the sheer intensity of that album. It’s obviously one of our darker records, but there are enough catchy melodies and dynamic changes to stop it from sounding one-dimensional.”
Desolate, dark, and wrought with palpable anger and angst, tracks like “Dare”, Dalliance”, “Carolyn” and “Octopussy” make ‘Seamonsters’ an emotionally powerful masterpiece, delivered by a band pushed to the limits. With a striking frisson that ensnares to this day, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see The Wedding Present recapture that force at the O2 Ritz three decades on…
THE WEDDING PRESENT – ‘SEAMONSTERS’ LIVE
Plus Support TBA
@ O2 RITZ, MANCHESTER – 18th NOVEMBER 2021
Doors 7.00pm / Curfew 11.00pm
Tickets for this show are priced at £25.00 Advance STBF and will go on sale as follows:
Pre-sale – Wednesday March 10th 2021 – 10.00am
General Sale – Friday March 12th 2021 – 10.00am
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