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AGMP presents


+ support: DEREK FORBES & THE DARK play the music of Simple MInds

In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.

Theatre Of Hate’s debut double-A-side single, Legion”/”Original Sin”, topped the independent chart in 1980, and Westworld”, their debut album, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982, held the number one position for 21 weeks. The single taken from the album, Do You Believe In The Westworld? has become an anthem.

Theatre Of Hate imploded in 1982, with Kirk taking Stan forward to form Spear Of Destiny, but the band has resurfaced over the years to play some very special shows.

Derek Forbes was the bassist with Simple Minds from 1978-1985 during their most creative and succesful period and also between 1995-1998. After leaving the band he went on to play with Propaganda, Spear of Destiny, Big Country, The Alarm and more. Derek was voted 'Best Bassist oin the World" in 1982. Tonight he brings his group 'The Dark' to perform the music of Simple Minds and more.