The Jesus & Mary Chain – alternative rock live in concert
For fans of alternative rock, the opportunity to see The Jesus & Mary Chain live in concert should definitely not be missed. StubHub has tickets for The Jesus & Mary Chain on sale, as well as information about show dates and venues. Even if you’ve bought a ticket already but cannot attend the concert, our website provides you with the opportunity to sell your ticket.
A journey from Scotland to the world stage
Based on the fact that they intensely disliked the music that was popular during the 1980s, Jim Reid and his brother William, both of whom had always known they wanted to be in a band, decided that 1983 was as good a time as any to reveal their style of music to the world. This proved to be a combination of jarring and distorted guitar sounds mixed with an element of calm in the vocals, despite the songs having rather dark lyrics. The Jesus & Mary Chain was born in Scotland, with their first album "Psychocandy" released two years after the band had left Scotland and moved to London in search of recording opportunities. The band then moved to America, but later had a break of around 8 years before they reformed to play at Coachella in the US in 2007. The Jesus & Mary Chain has influenced many artists, including My Bloody Valentine and Ride, which were part of the shoegazing era of music in the late-1980s UK. Whether you’re a committed or relatively new fan, The Jesus & Mary Chain tickets can be found on the StubHub website now.
The Jesus & Mary Chain – controversial performers
With no desire to produce anything that sounded similar to the music popular on radio stations in the 1980s, The Jesus & Mary Chain turned to a variety of sources to help influence their music. They looked to bands such as Joy Division for lyrical inspiration, The Stooges for noise distortion ideas, and the Shangri-Las for the pop element of their songs. Another influence was a German band called Einstürzende Neubauten, which used to make music with various power tools and industrial materials. Their performances started out as short, angry bursts of energy and noise that only lasted around 15 minutes and were often performed with their backs to the audience, but after the band reformed for the anniversary of "Pscyhocandy" they realised that performance should be about the material itself – not just the way it’s presented. If you’d like to see their next inspiring concert, use StubHub to get The Jesus & Mary Chain tickets now. While you’re there, you could also look at bands like The Velvet Underground, Primal Scream and Pixies.