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Influential rock group Flipper 40th anniversary European tour begins this week with a special live line-up

July 30, 2019
Photo credit:Nick Sternberg

INFLUENTIAL ROCK GROUP FLIPPER 40TH ANNIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK

WITH SPECIAL LIVE LINE-UP

PLUS MORE DATES ADDED AND SUPPORT ON SELECTED DATES FROM WE ARE THE ASTEROID

The influential San Francisco rock group Flipper – renowned for their heavily distorted approach to punk – kick off their tour today celebrating their 40 year anniversary. The line-up for this tour will include founding members; Steve DePace on drums and Ted Falconi on guitar, along with David Yow ( Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard) on vocals and Mike Watt ( The Minutemen, Firehose), with support on selected dates from We Are The Asteroid – dates and details below, including new shows.

Flipper’s performances are famed for their unpredictable nature, centered around repetitive bass lines, ultra noisy and atonal guitar playing by Falconi with DePace’s tight drumming keeping the tunes together.  In 1979 Flipper debuted on the SF Underground 7” comp with the track “Earthworm”. Followed by their first single “Love Canal / Ha Ha Ha” for Subterranean Records (as SF Underground became known). The single “Sexbomb / Brainwash” was released in 1981, causing excitement within the underground punk scene of that time. “Sexbomb” has now been covered by countless bands over the years. The group’s first album; Generic Flipper (released in 1982) is considered a classic, and remains Flipper’s most acclaimed album of their prolific career, including four studio albums and five live releases. 

n respected punk authority Get in the Van, his memoir of the early 1980s punk rock scene, Henry Rollins of Black Flag described the Flipper experience: “They were just heavy. Heavier than you. Heavier than anything…When they played they were amazing“….

FLIPPER 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR: 

30-Jul-2019 Nottingham UK Rescue Rooms 

31-Jul-2019 Bristol UK The Exchange 

1-Aug-2019 Blackpool UK Rebellion Festival 

2-Aug-2019 Glasgow UK CCA ^

3-Aug-2019 Leeds UK Brudenell ^

4-Aug-2019 London UK Garage ^

5-Aug-2019 Gent Belgium DOK ^

6-Aug-2019 Amsterdam The Netherlands Paradiso Noord ^

8-Aug-2019 Aachen Germany Musikbunker ^

9-Aug-2019 Karlsruhe Germany Hackerei ^

10-Aug-2019 Bologna Italy Freakout ^

11-Aug-2019 Milan Italy Magnolia Open Air ^

12-Aug-2019 Padova Italy Anfiteatro del Venda ^

13-Aug-2019 Vienna Austria Chelsea ^

15-Aug-2019 Bielefeld Germany Forum ^

16-Aug-2019 Hamburg Germany Hafenklang ^

17-Aug-2019 Helsinki Finland Kuudes Linja 

19-Aug-2019 PRESS DAY IN BERLIN

20-Aug-2019 Berlin Germany Bi Nuu

22-Aug-2019 Munich Germany Roten Sonne *New addition

23-Aug-2019 Innsbruck Austria PMK *New addition 

^ = with support from We Are The Asteroid

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