SPEAR OF DESTINY – Announce 35th Anniversary Tour + New album: ‘Tontine’

SPEAR OF DESTINY - Announce 35th Anniversary Tour + New album: 'Tontine'

Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SPEAR OF DESTINY for 35 years. SPEAR OF DESTINY was formed in 1983 after the demise of Kirk Brandon’s post-punk iconic rockers THEATRE OF HATE. (Brandon had also, before TOH, been the main man in every punk rockers favourite band of that era The Pack)

The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards.

On April 6th 2018 SPEAR OF DESTINY will release their 14th studio album “Tontine” The album has been fully funded from a private fan pre-sale of “Tontine”. The album will be officially released for Brandon’s own Eastersnow Recording Company label imprint and will be available on CD, Vinyl and Download.

The current live show pulls on songs from all 35+ years of SOD. The classic’s Liberator, Mickey, Rainmaker, The Wheel, Never Take Me Alive etc… are all found sitting closely alongside newer fan favourites such as Sputnik, Suicide God, Judas, Lucky Man & Berlin! Berlin!’.

As 2018 is the 35 anniversary of the band’s iconic debut long player “Grapes of Wrath” live shows throughout the year will most certainly feature a good smattering of GOW tracks for good measure.

Live dates


11th CREWE The Crosville Club

12th CREWE The Crosville Club

13th LONDON 229

16th BRISTOL Fleece

17th LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

18th STOCKTON Georgian Theatre

19th GLASGOW King Tuts


23rd NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

24th MANCHESTER The Ruby Lounge

25th NEWCASTLE 02 Academy

26th NORWICH Waterfront

27th BEDFORD Corn Exchange

30th READING Sub 89

31st CARDIFF The Globe


1st LEAMINGTON SPA Zephyr Lounge


3rd LEWES Con Club

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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