SPEAR OF DESTINY have announced a run of UK live dates for summer 2022, kicking off in Hertfordshire on 2 July.
Hard to believe, but Kirk Brandon has been leading Spear of Destiny for over 39 years. Formed in 1983 after the demise of Brandon’s iconic post-punk band Theatre of Hate, Spear’s current line-up is the longest serving to date.
Featuring 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), the line-up was bolstered by the addition of saxophonist Clive Osborne in 2019.
In 2018, Spear of Destiny released their fourteenth studio album Tontine — fully funded from a private fan presale. Just before the 2020 lockdown, the band went into the studio and re-recorded perhaps their best known album, 1985’s World Service, with the record released to much critical acclaim in November 2020.
The upcoming UK tour will feature the album and B-sides in full, and the show will be finished off with a career-spanning extended encore. They will perform at Record Junkee in Sheffield on July 7th, Tapestry in Bradford on July 8th & The Parish in Huddersfield on August 5th.