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18 January 2024

The Jesus and Mary Chain Share New Single ‘Chemical Animal’

The Jesus Mary Chain
Photo: Mel Butler courtesy of Andy Prevezer
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The Jesus and Mary Chain have shared their the brand new single Chemical Animal, the latest track from their upcoming album, Glasgow Eyes, due 8 March.

Lead singer Jim Reid said in a statement, “Our work on our autobiography definitely bled into our work on the album. jamcod, the first single from the album, was about that night in 1998 in the House of Blues when the band broke up.

“Chemical Animal is different but related. I was thinking back to those dark days of chemical dependency. When you fall so deep into that hole that everything you do is by instinct. The drugs are the driving force. The thing that gets you from a to b is whether you can score. It was a horrible way to live and I’m thankful I don’t live that way any more. One effect is that it made me aware of how our brains, who we are, how we feel, and what we do, depend on our neural chemistry, a chemistry beyond our control. It’s a biological curse we can’t escape.”

As well as the release of Glasgow Eyes, this year will see The Jesus and Mary Chain embark upon an extensive tour of the UK, Ireland and Europe which commences in March. Strong demand for tickets has seen additional shows added in both London and Manchester after the initial dates rapidly sold-out. Remaining tickets for the dates, listed below, are available here. Their festival plans for 2024 are also taking shape, with Festival Tomavistas (Spain), Paredes De Coura (Portugal) and Cruel World (USA) already confirmed.

The Jesus & Mary Chain upcoming tour dates

22 – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
23 – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (ADDED DATE)
25 – Ireland, Dublin, Olympia
26 – UK, Belfast, Limelight 1
27 – UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
29 – UK, London, Roundhouse (ADDED DATE)
30 – UK, London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)

2 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
3 – Sweden, Gothenburg, Pustervik
5 – Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
6 – Sweden, Stockholm, Munich Brewery
7 – Sweden, Malmo, Plan B (SOLD OUT)
9 – Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
11 – Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
12 – Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall
13 – France, Paris, Elysée Montmartre
15 – Switzerland, Geneva, L’Usine
16 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
17 – Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
19 – Austria, Krems, Donaufestival
20 – Germany, Heidelberg, Halle O2
21 – Netherlands, Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
23 – Belgium, Brussels, AB
24 – Netherlands, The Hague, Paard
25 – Luxembourg, Den Atelier

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