Hüsker Dü’s Greg Norton, Finny McConnell from The Mahones and U.K. Subs’ Jamie Oliver have joined forces to form UltraBomb.
The new ‘punk hardcore power trio’, as McConnell describes the project, have US and European touring plans for next year, but will be making their live debut in Canada in a few months’ time.
This will see them play four dates in the country, beginning in Hamilton and ending in McConnell’s hometown of Toronto.
The trio of Norton on bass, McConnell on guitar and Oliver on drums also plan to release their debut album this autumn.
After that, they will be booking more live dates for 2022, hitting the east coast of the US in January, the UK and Ireland in March/April and Europe in the summer.
Ahead of that Canadian-Irish punk band The Mahones, who also feature Oliver on drums, are appearing at the Summer Punk Party on 20 August in Volyn?, Czech Republic.
Then McConnell, whose debut solo album The Dark Streets of Love is out in September, will play solo at the Paddy Rock festival on 28 August in Hameln, Germany.
Norton’s previous band, which split in 1988, also has a 2021 release in the works. Longhorn Tonight will be a double live album from Hüsker Dü and drawn from the legendary Minneapolis punk rock trio’s early days.
Speaking to Conan Neutron’s Protonic Reversal podcast earlier this year Norton said: “It’s amazing how well the stuff holds up; I’m just blown away. It could be because it was a good sound system at the Longhorn. It was a good room to record in, and there were only, like maybe, 25 or 30 people there.”
And Oliver’s main band, U.K. Subs, will be appearing tonight (7 August) in Blackpool, UK alongside Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects, GBH and many more at Rebellion Festivals’ Holidays In The Sun gig – a stop-gap event before their main festival returns next year. He’s also started recording a new Disobedient Servants record with U.K. Subs bassist Alvin Gibbs.
UltraBomb Tour Dates
Wednesday 10 – Hamilton, Canada
Thursday 11 – Kingston, Canada
Friday 12 – Montreal, Canada
Saturday 13 – Toronto, Canada
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