The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce ‘Psychocandy’ Shows

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 05.14.14 in News

The Jesus and Mary Chain have revealed an all-too-brief run of UK shows this November, their first since a pair of sold-out London performances in 2008. According to the band’s official site, it is “their opening salvo in what threatens to be a host of live onslaughts, festival dates and other special plans from the band in the run-up to Psychocandy‘s anniversary date next year.” The record has been revisited several times over the past decade, including a paint-splattered Record Store Day reissue, expanded CD/DVD edition, and a supporting role in the final scene of Lost in Translation. Today’s news is significant for reasons beyond a simple cash grab, however; Creation Records founder Alan McGee has joined forces with the group once again, making them the first act signed to his new Creation Management company.

Considering they were talking about releasing a new album not too long ago, this is promising news indeed. “We have a bunch of new stuff,” singer Jim Reid said in a 2012 interview with Whopperjaw. “There’s been this album that everyone has talked about. We want to do it but I guess everyone knows what it’s like between my brother and myself. We disagree about where and how to record the album and what songs should be on the album. Now, we seem to be on the same wavelength to some degree. It’s looking more likely now that there will be an album.”

Until then, we have this…