81 Renshaw & Future Yard proudly bring to you Factory Records legends: Section 25.
Originally forming in Blackpool in November 1977 as a duo of brothers Larry and Vincent Cassidy, after several re-incarnations the band are back to a duo again, now consisting of Vincent Cassidy and long time collaborator Steven Stringer. During their rise to prominence in the early 80s, S25 released 3 albums on Tony Wilson’s iconic Factory Records, mentored by Joy Division and New Order in the process, whilst also being produced by Ian Curtis, Bernard Summer and Martin Hannett. Extensively sampled by the likes of The Shamen, Orbital and Kanye West, Section 25 have built up an impressive post-punk pedigree in their 4 decades plus as a band. S25 have performed all over the world in their 45 years, but in the post-Covid world the stripped down, avant-garde experiment that is S25 have become a lean clean fighting machine. Now, live, they are ready to explore the band’s rich Factory Records back catalogue… from a Northern Industrial/Heavy Dance viewpoint. Experience it with us this September.
Support on the night comes from mysterious Merseysiders, Cargo Cult.
Tickets on sale now.
Tony Wilson: “Those clever bastards from Blackpool”
Peter Hook:” There were only three bands that ever made money on Factory and S25 was one of them.”
Jon Savage: “Section 25 have evolved from obdurate nihilists into post-punk pioneers.”
Future Yard & 81 Renshaw Street presents
Friday 23rd September 2022
75 Argyle Street