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, 2011||Liverpool, UK||O2 Academy|
|March 30, 2011||Glasgow, Scotland||O2 ABC|
|March 31, 2011||Newcastle, UK||O2 Academy|
|April 2, 2011||London, UK||O2 Shepherdâ??s Bush Empire|
|April 3, 2011||London, UK||O2 Shepherdâ??s Bush Empire|
|April 6, 2011||Nottingham, UK||Rock City|
|April 7, 2011||Leeds, UK||O2 Academy|
|April 8, 2011||Manchester, UK||Academy|
|April 9, 2011||Bristol, UK||O2 Academy|
|April 16, 2011||Indio, California||Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival|