We are in the last week of Red Devils reunion shows, and everything winds down with two club dates.
These will be can’t-miss shows for hardcore fans: Not only will the band be able to stretch out in longer sets, but they will certainly be amped up for their return to clubs. Besides, who knows when this group might get together again, if ever?
Nofightin.com will be at these two shows — will you?
JULY 29: Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club, Poynton
We have heard nothing but cool things about this little club, and are excited to be down there. The place is in the little “provincial” town of Poynton, according to Garry White, who operates the club.
Poynton is about 15 miles south of the O2 Apollo in Manchester, where The Red Devils opened for ZZ Top Tuesday, just a few days earlier. Locals for sure will want to attend the ZZ show, but don’t overlook the Devils on their own — they made their rep in clubs like the Bluefunk. Downhome and righteous.
Garry tells us that DVL — featuring Guy Forsyth and Robin Davey and other members of The Hoax — sold out the club last year. Time to do it again!
DETAILS: Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club, Poynton Legion, SK12 1JY Poynton. Showtime is 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets: bluefunkclub.wixsite.com
JULY 30: The Borderline, London
That The Red Devils would wrap up their reunion tour at the site of one of their most famous triumphs is either a quirk of the calendar or the best planning ever.
Whatever brings them to The Borderline in London for the last night of the tour, they will surely be ready to rumble.
Don’t expect to see Mick Jagger checking out the band again, but The Red Devils have reignited that fire in 2017 that made fans of Jagger, the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Rick Rubin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and others back in the early 1990s.
DETAILS: The Borderline, Orange Yard, Off Marnette Street, W1D 4JB London, UK. Showtime is 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets: www.alttickets.com.