808 STATE – Electronic pioneers see out 2015 with full live band shows

808 STATE - Electronic pioneers see out 2015 with full live band shows

Following on from their triumphant Festival No. 6 late-night full live band performance, the legendary 808 STATE will return for a series of UK shows this Autumn to see out 2015. From their origins as one of the quintessential “Acid House bands” at the tail end of the 80s when they emerged from the iconic Madchester scene, to their proto-IDM, boundary pushing 90s output, 808 State’s influence on modern dance music can not be underestimated.

At the peak of their powers, the band comprising Andrew Barker, Darren Partington and Graham Massey blew away huge crowds at the Manchester G-Mex with the biggest PA system ever assembled and went on to collaborate with the likes of Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Afrika Bambaataa.

This Autumn, the band will hit the road to air classics from a highly esteemed repertoire loaded with anthems including the seminal ‘In Yer Face’ and the era-defining ‘Pacific State’, not to mention a wealth of electronic nuggets from their trail blazing career.

808 State will play:

Oct 24: The Troxy, London w/ Squarepusher

Nov 06: The Globe, Cardiff

Nov 07: Shiiine On Weekender, Minehead

Nov 13: The Tivoli, Buckley

Nov 20: King Georges Hall, Blackburn

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