Shooting stars are on the way

The Dub Pistols
The Dub Pistols

Festival favourites the Dub Pistols have announced a Derby show as part of the UK tour in support of their forthcoming sixth studio album.

One of the most rock’n’roll acts out there, frontman Barry Ashworth’s merry band of reprobates are staying true to form with their sixth long-player, White Lines.

Barry Ashworth explained: “It’s about the number of white lines we see on motorways and at airports when we’re travelling around all the time.”

The Dub Pistols continue to be one of the busiest bands on the circuit, and 2013 has seen them rock festivals around the world with their riotous blend of ska, dub, hip-hop, electro, breakbeat, punk and drum ‘n’ bass.

Locally, the band have appeared at festivals including Off The Tracks,which takes place at Isley Walton near Castle Donington, where they became the first act to headline two consecutive festivals due to overwhelming demand, and Bearded Theory.

Barry added: “We’ve made some great friends in this area, which is why we were so keen to include a date here on the UK tour.

“It’ll be great to come back and hopefully see a lot of the faces we’ve seen before.”

Tickets are now on sale for the gig, priced £12 in advance for the show, which is taking place at The Venue, on Abbey Street, Derby, on Friday October 18, from the venue itself or you can go online through Seetickets and Gigantic, (online booking fee applies).

Good times are guaranteed when the Dub Pistols blaze in to get the joint jumping, and they’ll party all night — if you let them.