We’re pleased to announce that alternative rockers New Model Army will be at Rock City for a special 40th Anniversary show!
So, turns out we’re not the only ones celebrating their 40th Birthday this year!! Post-punk alternative rock outfit New Model Army burst onto the British music scene in 1980, and to celebrate their 40th year in the business they will be playing a special three-hour set featuring tracks from throughout their career.
New Model Army played their first ever gig in their hometown of Bradford on October 23rd 1980, influenced by the incendiary atmosphere of the times and inspired by the sounds of northern soul and punk rock. Now, 40 years on, they’ve developed a fanbase across the world and scored multiple creative and commercial milestones.
Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but frontman Justin Sullivan has remained at the heart of the band, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally.
With the band’s hugely acclaimed albums ‘Between Dog And Wolf’ (2013) and ‘Winter’ (2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army released ‘From Here’ in August 2019 followed by a mammoth UK & European tour visiting 11 countries.
“Their finest ever…. nothing short of astonishing” 9/10 Vive Le Rock (From Here)
From Here was recorded in early 2019 on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing. The album gave the band their highest ever chart positions – entering the Top 20 in the UK and the Top 10 in Germany.
We can’t wait to have the guys here to celebrate their 40th Anniversary as a band AND to celebrate 40 years of Rock City!!
Tickets go on sale February 14th here.