The Undertones are thrilled and excited to announce that they will be touring the UK in 2017 . The band were greatly encouraged by the 40th Anniversary tour in 2016. The shows were an exhilarating live experience for the band and the fans seem to feel the same way about it. The tour in 2016 wasn´t as extensive as the band would have liked so in 2017 they will visit some of the places they were unable to get to during last year´s tour. Mickey Bradley "To be honest, we had such a great time on the last tour that we thought we'd try our luck again. And I promise to use new bass strings to celebrate"
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere. With no live bands worth watching, they learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry but most of all from listening to John
Peel’s wonderful show on BBC Radio One. Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording ‘Teenage Kicks E.P.’ in 1978 on Terri Hooley's Good Vibrations label in Belfast. The
legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and like it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show.