Ruts DC Announce ‘The Crack’ 40th Anniversary Tour

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Released in September 1979, The Ruts sole studio album, The Crack, was an extraordinary statement of intent. As the energy and attitude of punks first wave started to dissipate, here was a band that exploded onto the scene with everything to offer. The Crack had it all, twelve power packed songs brimming with invention and energy. Malcolm Owen‘s snarling vocals, Paul Fox‘s soaring guitar and the incredible rhythm pairing of bassist John Jennings and drummer Dave Ruffy came together to create an album that is as relevant and important now as it was then. As 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of The Crack, Ruts DC are proud to announce a special tour to celebrate the albums original release, playing it in its entirety for the very first time. 

You can view The Crack 40th anniversary tour dates below

Support on all dates will come from recently reunited post-pistols legends The Professionals and together with Ruts DC, this tour will serve as a worthy tribute to The Crack and two of its much-missed creators Malcolm Owen and Paul Fox.

The Crack 40th Anniversary Tour 2019
11th Feb             Phoenix                                         Exeter
12th Feb             Concorde 2                                   Brighton
13th Feb             O2 Ritz                                          Manchester
15th Feb             02 Institute 2                                 Birmingham
16th Feb             02 Academy 2                               Sheffield
17th Feb             The Junction                                 Cambridge
18th Feb             02 Academy                                 Oxford
20th Feb             Waterfront                                    Norwich
21st Feb             Riverside                                     Newcastle
22nd Feb           Garage                                         Glasgow
23rd Feb            Tunnels                                        Aberdeen
24th Feb            Liquid Rooms                               Edinburgh
26th Feb            Rescue Rooms                            Nottingham
27th Feb            SWX                                             Bristol
28th Feb            O2 Shepherds Bush Empire        London
2nd Mar             Button Factory                              Dublin, IE
3rd Mar              Limelight                                       Belfast

The Crack. I cannot explain to you the impact that this LP had. It is simply one of the best albums of it’s time. A true treasure that does not age but only impresses the more you play it.” Henry Rollins

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th June 2018