Gentleman’s Dub Club kick-off their 13 UK tour dates with a headline set at Camden’s Electric Ballroom
Since their formation in early 2006, Gentleman’s Dub Club have made a name for themselves as one of the most respected names in dub/reggae music. GDC have been on tour for over a decade, are festival favourites across the UK and Europe, and have found themselves regularly playing to crowds of 10,000 or more. Having sold out The Electric in Brixton numerous times, the Gents are set to return to London for another show as part of their newly announced February headline UK tour.
Vocalist Jonathan Scratchley has said on plans for the upcoming dates, “We will be doing a new set, with a few new tunes, to add to the raucous high-tempo love affair we have built our community on!
London is always a highlight to play, but we will be back in great places like Manchester and Bristol, too. We love those cities but, to be honest, every show we play has this enlightening energy to it, so above all we just feel blessed to be able to share the journey with so many.”
Speaking about their recent tour with reggae legends, UB40, Scratchley said, “performing in front of an audience who fell in love with this music 20 years before we did gave us a sense of our place in this world. It has helped us look at our own music in relation to what they have achieved and how we can communicate our own sound. They know how to tour!”
Tickets for the tour are on sale, HERE. See the full dates below:
February 2020 13th – London, Electric Ballroom 14th – Norwich, Waterfront 15th – Brighton, C H A L K 16th – Cardiff, Y Plas 19th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 20th – Cambridge, Junction 21st – Southampton, The 1865 22nd – Bristol, SWX 25th – Glasgow, The Garage 26th – Leeds, Stylus 28th – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory 29th – Manchester, Academy 2 March 2020 1st – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Over 100,000 people came to see their set opening the mainstage at Boomtown, and most recently, they embarked upon a hugely successful set of dates supporting the legendary UB40. Festival performances have see them entertaining crowds aged from 16 to 60 with appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Rototom, NASS, Latitude to name just a few.
With 7 studio albums and numerous singles and remixes under their belts, GDC never stop working. Their latest single “100%” features the legendary Bitty McLean and is due for release in late November 2019. Recorded at the Crosstown Studios in London, the B-side is their cover of the timeless classic “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Croft.
Their unique take on dub music, and their prolific output has solidified their position as stalwarts of the UK dub/ska/reggae music scene, and has seen them consistently championed by David Rodigan and his contemporaries at BBC Radio 1. Not only have they supported legends like Madness, The Wailers, and Jerry Dammers (The Specials), they have also worked with the likes of Brad Ellis (Nextmen), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Lady Chann, Horseman, Joe Dukie, Shapeshifter, and Mungos Hifi.