Autumn's falling around our ankles and Winter's knocking on the door. Cold nights are great for gigs so here's what The Smyths have lined up for the rest of the year...
Saturday 5th December - Arlon, Belgium - L'Entrepot
Given that European Christmas Markets are popular destinations for Brits in December, should some of you be in Belgium or Germany for such a trip, then why not consider a detour to Arlon and our first show in the lowlands since 2006. Arlon is the last stop before Luxembourg on the train from Bruges.
€8 advance €10 door http://be.fnacspectacles.com/place-s...THS--ENTRI.htm
Friday 11th December - South London - The Venue
£7 (Men) £0 (Ladies - before 11). Very sexist door pricing we think!
Saturday 12th December - Putney, The Half Moon
Given the sad news that (barring a reprieve) the venue will close in January, with a heavy heart we write that this will be our last ever gig at what was the scene of our first show back in 2004.
Almost every show has been a sell-out and this being the last, a full-house is almost certain., so advance booking is STRONGLY ADVISED.
The band will play two sets.
£10 .00 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?reg...rface=halfmoon
Saturday 19th December - Kilburn, London, The Good Ship
THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. A reserve list is being collated. Please contact JCMcCooke@aol.com to join the list.
So, 2009 has been a year that most would like to forget - economically - and we were aware of the recession when we decided to halve the number of shows we play. The result has been to keep the band fresh and feisty
and extend our life as a band by 60 years!
Looking ahead to 2010 - here's the list so far - including a much requested return to Manchester!
Saturday 9th January 2010 - ISLINGTON, Feeling Gloomy at The Bar Academy
Friday 22nd January 2010 - SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook with RE:Order
Saturday 23rd January 2010 - BRISTOL, Klub Kute @ The Cooler
Saturday 6th February 2010 - NOTTINGHAM, The Rescue Rooms with RE:Order Tickets £10
Saturday 27th February 2010 - DARLINGTON, The Forum
Sunday 28th February 2010 - LEEDS, The New Roscoe
Friday 12th March 2010 - MANCHESTER, The Ritz with RE:Order
Saturday 13th March 2010 - TAMWORTH, The Assembly Rooms
Saturday 20th March 2010 - ST ALBANS, The Horn
Saturday March 27th 2010 - EDINBURGH - Venue TBC (JUST ADDED)
Saturday 10th April 2010 - DERBY, The Flowerpot
Friday 21st May - PORTSMOUTH, The Wedgewood Rooms with RE:Order
Friday 1st October - ANKARA, TURKEY - venue TBC
Saturday 2nd October - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - venue TBC
More dates to follow.