Big Audio Dynamite reunite for Coachella, UK tour
by The Clash

The original Big Audio Dynamite has reunited after twenty five years for a series of international live dates, spearheaded by an appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April. The groundbreaking rock/hip hop/reggae outfit was formed by Mick Jones after parting ways with The Clash. The original group formed in 1984 and dispersed in 1988. A second lineup known as Big Audio Dynamite II existed from 1990 to 1993.

Jones returned in 2005 with Carbon/Silicon and has produced a number of records. Co-songwriter and sample master Don Letts continued to direct films and videos, including 'Dancehall Queen' and The Clash documentary Westway to the World, for which he won a Grammy Award in 2003. Drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo 'E-Zee-Kill' Williams have released seven albums with Dreadzone, while keyboardist Dan Donovan continues to write and remix, working with Mark Moore among many others.

Notably, Jones will also oversee a deluxe reissue of the second B.A.D. album, No. 10 Upping Street, which features songwriting collaborations with Joe Strummer who also produced the album.

March 29, 2011Liverpool, UKO2 Academy
March 30, 2011Glasgow, ScotlandO2 ABC
March 31, 2011Newcastle, UKO2 Academy
April 2, 2011London, UKO2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
April 3, 2011London, UKO2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
April 6, 2011Nottingham, UKRock City
April 7, 2011Leeds, UKO2 Academy
April 8, 2011Manchester, UKAcademy
April 9, 2011Bristol, UKO2 Academy
April 16, 2011Indio, CaliforniaCoachella Valley Music and Arts Festival