Indie favourites The Wedding Present are set for a memorable return to Preston, 31 years after their first visit.
The John Peel favourites play The Continental, South Meadow Lane, on Thursday, July 27, with tickets £20, available from Friday, March 10, via https://www.skiddle.com/, the venue (01772 499425) or Action Records (01772 884772).
David Gedge’s four-piece – completed by Charlie Layton (drums), Danielle Wadey (bass) and Marcus Kain (guitar) and playing BBC 6 Music’s festival in Glasgow later this month – appeared at the Twang Club, Kent Street, in January 1986, a year before debut LP George Best.
They’ve only returned twice more, playing Preston Poly in November 1990 and its more recent incarnation UCLan’s 53 Degrees venue in December 2010, scoring 18 top-40 singles and seven top-40 LPs between the first and third visits.
The Preston show follows a major North American tour and several larger UK and Irish dates, the band travelling from Lancashire on to festival appearances in Derbyshire and on the Isle of Bute.