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A David Roy Williams and Metropolis Touring Presentation

Bad Manners (UK)

with special guests

Thursday 24 May 2018 (opening 8:00pm)

at The Zoo ( venue info )
711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
www.thezoo.com.au

**18+**

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission Presale $69.90 This item will be available. 18 Jan 10:00 AM EAST

Legends of fun time ska, BAD MANNERS return to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 for a Greatest Hits Tour. Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel, the man famous for his shiny bald head and giant personality, BAD MANNERS have a huge setlist of ska jubilation - ‘Walking In The Sunshine’, ‘Lorraine’, ‘Lip Up Fatty’, ‘Special Brew’, ‘Just A Feeling’, ‘Skinhead Love Affair’, ‘My Girl Lollipop’, ‘Inner London Violence’ and of course the ultimate knees up ‘Can Can’.  


Very Special Guest on this tour will be rude-girl queen of ska-pop JENNIE BELLE STAR (aka Jennie Matthias), lead singer of much treasured London  all-girl 80's band THE BELLE STARS. Formed out of the ashes of 2-Tone ska revivalists The Bodysnatchers, THE BELLE STARS signed to the home of Madness (Stiff Records) and proceeded to storm the UK charts with a succession of fabulously exuberant ska romps. Having toured the world with the likes of Madness, the Beat and The Clash, Jennie will perform a set of skankin’ standards and THE BELLE STARS classics including “Sign of the Times”, as well as their Two Australian Top 10 singles, “Iko Iko” and “The Clapping Song”.


“Part nostalgia, part celebration, but total enjoyment and heartfelt smiles” Glam Adelaide


BAD MANNERS quickly became the favourites of the Ska movement through their on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze. 


At their peak popularity during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when ska revivalist such as Madness, The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter filled the charts, Bad Manners spent a staggering 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983.


“From start to finish, the show is full of almost obnoxious amounts of energy.” – SongKick.com


One of the main reasons for BAD MANNERS’ notoriety was their outlandish huge-tongued and generously proportioned frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops… and they were also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel, having being told that the Pope was watching, mooned the audience. Don’t recall seeing anything like that on Countdown!


Get ready for a non-stop party with Buster and the boys for all their Greatest Hits… This is Ska!


“It’s a school-outing that’s never stopped for us. We started in ‘76 and we’ve never stopped. We’ve always played live shows everywhere. We have good fun.” - Buster Bloodvessel

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*

Things to know about when coming to the Zoo .... 1. everyone is welcome 2. we don't have a dress code 3. you must be over 18 to attend 4. we practise responsible service of alcohol 5. we provide free water 6. we do not serve rum 7. we don't serve double shots 8. we don't have a cloak room 9. we are wheelchair friendly - non-motorised wheelchairs only (please always call ahead to organise assistance with entry) 10. there is a taxi rank located outside 11. mcwhirters car park is located across the road 12. we are a please and thank you venue 13. we are a standing room only venue, no allocated seating provided BE AWARE OF WHERE YOU PARK IN THE VALLEY AS TOWING OCCURS