Fri 11th Dec at 7:30pm 2020 to Fri 11th Dec at 11:00pm 2020
229 THE VENUE in London, United Kingdom
AGMP presents U.K. SUBS 'Brand New Age' 40th Anniversary Concert + special guests: TBC
Inspired by The Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.
Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K. Subs, whilst early line-ups merged their high-speed R&B sound into punk.
Through 1977 and 1978 the band played shows all over London including the infamous Roxy punk club, building up a fiercely loyal and sizeable following. Their first ‘recorded’ output was on the ‘Farewell To The Roxy’ LP. which brought them to the attention of John Peel who was obviously impressed enough to offer to finance their first single. However, City Records ended up releasing their first brilliant single, 'C.I.D'.
In 1979, they signed to Gem Records and surprised everyone by becoming one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands, with seven consecutive UK Top 30 hits between 1979-81 - 'Stranglehold', 'Tomorrows Girls', 'She's Not There', 'Warhead', 'Teenage', 'Party In Paris' and 'Keep On Running'. They also scored two UK top ten albums - 'Brand New Age' and 'Crash Course' - establishing themselves throughout the world with a heavy touring schedule that still continues to this day.
Please note, finish times are approximate, contact the venue for accurate times.
229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which first opened its doors in 1965 as part of International Students House (ISH). The Charity opened essentially as an accommodation centre supporting British and overseas students whilst they studied at different Universities in London. Since then the venue has played host to, many gigs, awards ceremonies, club nights, weekend festivals and music related events. All profit is ploughed back into the Charity and helps funds our Scholarship programmes for students from less advantaged countries.