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Tubes gig...just fifteen tickets left

3 weeks ago By Pitchside View

THERE’S LESS than four weeks to go until Peter & The Test Tube Babies play their historic gig at the football club.

And there are just 15 tickets left for this historic gig which has really caught music fans’ imagination. The way ticket sales are going, it looks like it could be a full house too.

Don’t miss out on this brilliant occasion. If you've not already got yours, you can buy your tickets at Saturday’s home game against Crawley Down Gatwick. But hurry.

This year is the band’s 40th anniversary, and although hailing from Peacehaven, they have never before played in the town.

It’s the Tubes’ song ‘Peacehaven Wild Kids’ that is the catalyst for the band’s April 7 performance at the football club.

The original song has been adopted as the football club’s anthem and is played when the teams come out on to the pitch. Band founding member, Del ‘Strangefish’ Greening who grew up in the town, is re-working the 1982 track it to give it a 21st century feel.

Greening said: “Dan Palmer, the club secretary wrote to me on Twitter and asked if we would be interested to write an anthem for the team to come out to at home games.”

“Not sure if he was being serious, I wrote back and said we would love to do it, as both Peter and I are both from Peacehaven and used to come and support the club in the late seventies.”

Greening continued: “The original song was recorded as a ‘B’ Side in the eighties so we’re delighted the fans and people involved around the club have picked up on the track and asked to use it. Please come along on April 7 - it’s going to be an historic night of football and punk rock.”

The Tubes will be giving the song its world premiere on April 7, and the evening promises to be very special for Tubes and Peacehaven & Telscombe FC fans alike.

At the April gig, which also features Peacehaven rock ‘n’ roll revival band The Relics, audience reaction to the reworked song will be recorded and will be added to the final mix.

The four piece band are still touring and before they play their historic Peacehaven gig they will have performed in Hungary, Poland, France, Scotland, Ireland as well as several dates in England.

Since their first album in 1982, The Tubes have released thirteen further albums, their most recent, That Shallot, in 2017.

Find out more about Peter & The Test Tube Babies at:
Tickets for the April 7 gig cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door. You are advised to get your tickets in advance as demand is high and tickets are selling fast. If you buy your tickets online, the total cost will be £11.50 per ticket which includes costs and charges.

Updated 09:18 - 20 Mar 2018 by Pitchside View

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