The Adicts, Sat Aug 17

Published on August 1st, 2018

Maxwell’s Concerts & Events is proud to present UK punk rockers The Adicts, Saturday August 17th!

Tickets on-sale Friday April 26th at 10am
www.ticketscene.ca/maxwells

19+, valid photo ID required
Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm

$30 tickets plus service charge

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The Adicts began life as the Afterbirth & The Pinz, in their hometown of Ipswich back in late 1975. They scored many Indie Chart hits in the Eighties, and are unbelievably still together, and still making great music, with the same line-up – Keith ‘Monkey’ Warren, vocals; Mel Ellis, bass; Pete Dee Davison, guitar; and Michael ‘Kid Dee’ Davison, drums – to this day.Newer members are John Scruff Ellis (Mel’s brother) guitar & Dan Gratziani on violin.

Exactly what year that was may vary depending on who you talk to. Some say ’75, some say ’76. I think I have a flyer from March ’76, but before that we had played our first show in a scout hut in Aldburgh, Suffolk – not exactly top of the list for all time top punk venues! We strung a rope across the room to keep the ‘crowd’ back and had a motor bike for a lighting rig.

They soon changed their name to The Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange ‘Droog’ image, which, along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them very much apart from the rest of the genre.

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