Space Monkeys perform their classic debut album 'The Daddy Of Them All' in full from start to finish on Saturday November 4th at Manchester Academy 3.
This one off show will be exactly 20 years to the date that the album became the last record ever to be released on Tony Wilson's legendary Factory Records label. The album was released in 1997 and was championed at the time by John Peel, Irvine Welsh, Ian Brown & Liam Gallagher.
David La Chappelle, a former apprentice of Andy Warhol chose the single 'Sugar Cane' to make his directorial debut and starred Goodfellas actress Debi Mazar and the Rock Steady Crew. The video helped the song become a worldwide hit, breaking into the US Billboard top 50. The band had mainstream success in America during the nineties and tracks from the album featured on the movie 'Sliding Doors' and TV show 'Dawsons Creek'. Over the years ‘The Daddy Of Them All’ has gained cult underground status and the band are currently writing and recording for a new album to be released in 2018.
This is the band that Tony Wilson described in 1997 as 'The Manchester band that your mates aren’t cool enough to know about’.
Special guests Stillia and The Scuttlers will also be part of the line-up for this special 20th anniversary show. It’s gonna be a good day for the dreamers.