The The Kickoff First North American Tour in 18 Years

The The is not a grammatical error, it's just the name of a popular British post-punk band from the 1980s, and if you don't know the name, you surely know one or two of their hits. They achieved critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK, with 15 chart singles. Their most successful album was 1986's Infected, but "This Is The Day" off of their debut album Soul Mining is the one that first hit the charts and remains a success to this day.
The The - "This is the Day"
It's been a minute since The The have toured. Frontman Matt Johnson noted “I intentionally fell off the radar and disappeared from sight.” Fans are now rejoicing in the opportunity to catch their favorite post-punk act live in action. The tour kicked off September 14th in Boston, Massachusetts at the Orpheum Theatre with a whopping 24-song set. The set included major peaks from all corners of The The's career, with plenty of playtime for tracks off of Dusk, Infected, Soul Mining, and Mind Bomb.
The Boston gig also included a cover of Hank Williams' "I Saw The Light" and a three-song encore that included "Uncertain Smile" and "Lonely Planet." See the full setlist below.
The The
Before The Comeback Special took off, Johnson expressed this:
"For this tour, I wanted to strip-down many of the songs and actually reduce the sonic palette. We won’t be using any samplers, click-tracks, sequencers or synthesisers. It’s just five musicians, performing reinterpretations of my back catalogue. The songs are not intended to be reproductions of the album versions, and many of them don’t sound like they do on the old recordings. Some of the songs do, but if people really want to hear the albums, they should just put on headphones and listen to the albums."
That's all we could really ask for in a live show. Catch The The during this special Comeback Special tour at one of the dates below!
The The 2018 North America Tour Dates:  09/17 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 09/21 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 09/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre 09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ford Theatre SOLD OUT 09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium 09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
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Last updated: 5 Mar 2021, 12:30 Etc/UTC