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Vyvyan from The Young Ones iscoming to Australia to playfolk covers of punk songs, yesreally!

Want to see Eddie Hitler or Vyvyan Basterd sing folk cover versions of Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, and Kraftwerk songs? Of course you bloody do!

Adrian Edmondson might be best known for his head kicking roles on The Young Ones and Bottom but next year he’s bringing his mandolin to Australia for a tour with his band The Bad Shepherds. Bringing a Celtic reel and jig to punk and New Wave hits, The Bad Shepherds have released two albums – 2009’s Yan Tyan Tethera Methera! and By Hook or By Crook in 2010.

Edmondson will be joined on tour by bandmates Andy Dinan – the two time winner of the all-Ireland Fiddle Championship – and Troy Donockley on uilleann pipes, cittern, whistles, and vocals.

The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a pair of shows from fellow actor/folk singer John C Reilly. No doubt a Billy Bob Thornton tour will be announced before the week is over.

The Bad Shepherds have announced shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and – according to their official website – details of a Perth show will be announced soon.

Adrian Edmondson’s Bad Shepherds tour:

Sunday, April 28 – The Gov, Adelaide
Monday, April 29 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday, May 3 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, May 4 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, May 5 – The Zoo, Brisbane



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gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 27th Nov, 2012

im keen for this, so long as it's not too expensive.

or if it IS expensive, so long as Rik Mayall comes out mid-set, and slices off one of Edmondson's fingers, and blood spurts everywhere, and then Mayall has sex with a chicken.

LeahontheDoor

LeahontheDoor said on the 27th Nov, 2012

of course not perth *cry*

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 27th Nov, 2012

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grattan

grattan said on the 27th Nov, 2012



Playing Perth as well, details to follow.

kaydee

kaydee said on the 27th Nov, 2012

So totally up for this. And at the Factory too. Sweet.

Sydney gig is $50 Gumbuoy, guess Brisbane would be about the same or cheaper. Being Brisbane and all ;)

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Nov, 2012

A mate (yes, I have some) put Adrian on in his venue in the UK a few times. Always a blast.

I've always been more of a Bottom fan than a Young Ones fan, though only just.

kaydee

kaydee said on the 27th Nov, 2012

A mate (yes, I have one) put Adrian on in his venue in the UK a few times. Always a blast.

I've always been more of a Bottom fan than a Young Ones fan, though only just.

:p

I like Bottoms too.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Nov, 2012

:p

I like Bottoms too.

Cheeky.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 27th Nov, 2012

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Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Nov, 2012

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snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 27th Nov, 2012

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kaydee

kaydee said on the 27th Nov, 2012



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Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Nov, 2012



Where are the brunettes at?

kaydee

kaydee said on the 28th Nov, 2012



Good point. I'll sort something out for you.

Balthazar B

Balthazar B said on the 30th Nov, 2012

Vyvyan ?

That's a girl's name !

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 30th Nov, 2012

Some of these bricks explode!

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 30th Nov, 2012

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