Friday, 1 October 2010
Walter Lure of The Heartbreakers coming to the UK!
Best known as guitar and vocal sparring partner to ex-New York Doll Johnny Thunders in The Heartbreakers, Walter Lure will be coming to the U.K for three gigs later this month.
On The Heartbreakers’ much heralded 1977 L.A.M.F. album, Walter sang and co-wrote such classics as ‘One Track Mind’, ‘Get Off The Phone’, and ‘All By Myself’, as well as the otherwise released gems ‘London Boys’ and ‘Too Much Junkie Business’.
It will be the first time Walter, who was the band’s co-vocalist and songwriter, has set foot on these shores since The Heartbreakers briefly reformed in 1984. On the Heartbreakers video of that tour’s live Lyceum gig, Johnny memorably introduced Walter by saying "It’s hard to get a guy off Wall Street, I can tell you".
Since then Lure has fronted his own band in New York, The Waldos, as well as playing uncredited lead guitar for The Ramones on some of their later albums.
These first gigs in 26 years could be the last chance for UK audiences to catch a glimpse of a true New York punk legend!
October 14 – LONDON 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London W1 1LL
October 15 – NORTHAMPTON Legendary Labour Club, 95 Charles St, NN1 3BG
October 16 – BIRMINGHAM Actress and Bishop, 35 Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH
Tickets from WEGOTTICKETS
Posted by Nick Bob at 11:48