The Undertones

Punk rockers The Undertones are confirmed to headline the Vive Le Rock Stage on Sunday 15th July.  

Formed in 1975, the band released a total of thirteen singles and four studio albums before their split in 1983 – including the anthem “Teenage Kicks”, a well loved track that, following a Radio 1 play on the late John Peel’s show in 1978, got The Undertones their first record deal with Sire Records. 

Teenage Kicks was often cited by John Peel as his favourite song and went on to become the band’s best known and signature track. 

The Undertones reformed in 1999 with Paul McLoone replacing vocalist Feargal Sharkey, and have since then released two original albums and performed several tours across the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America. 

In a 2000 poll by Q magazine, The Undertones debut LP was voted 90th in the 100 Greatest British Albums of All Time.

 

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