As the much-loved Liverpool four piece roll back the years and announce a one-off hometown reunion, Getintothis‘ David Hall looks ahead to Spring 2017.
After an eight-year absence, The Dead 60s are overdue for a return to the live fold on April 14 at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.
Back in 2005, you could barely move for scouse ska-punk heroes The Dead 60s. From their breakthrough hit Riot Radio to their Deltasonic-released self-titled debut album arcing perilously close to the UK top 20, they seemed on the cusp of great things.
Their 2 Tone-influenced sound and strong local support buttressed a string of successful singles and even propelled The Dead 60s into their own signature limited edition Fred Perry Harrington jackets. Modern day modfathers indeed.
Their follow-up album Time To Take Sides failed to live upto its predecessors’ promise, forcing a split in 2008. The lads are geared up to get back into the swing of things however, returning with a comeback gig in Liverpool, which may turn into a full-blown UK tour.
Unfortunately due to “personal commitments” The Dead 60s have since cancelled their April tour including their gig at O2 Academy Liverpool.