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Nitzer Ebb Play London
Luke Turner , April 20th, 2022 14:13

Plus! NIN support slot this summer.

Essex' finest body music troupe Nitzer Ebb are to play a one-off UK date as part of their current European tour, which reaches the Meetfactory in Prague tonight (20th April). They'll be found next Tuesday, 26th April at new London spot Lafayette, located near Kings Cross, and you can buy tickets for that date (and all their European stop-offs) via the band website here or (London only) via Dice here. Later this summer, Nitzer Ebb return to the UK to play alongside Nine Inch Nails, a band they heavily influenced, amidst the flora and fauna of the Eden Project in Cornwall. The late lamented Andrew Weatherall once said that "the closest I felt to God was listening to Join In The Chant in a club in Windsor" – Nitzer Ebb are always a fearsome prospect live and their last visit to London, at the Village Underground in late 2019, was especially belting, Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris joined by long-time Chelmsford associates Simon Granger and David Gooday. When tQ last spoke to Nitzer Ebb, they spoke about how their relationship has always thrived on turmoil. "We never decided it was the band splitting up, it just needed some space and organically got back together,” Douglas McCarthy said. “In typical fashion we discussed it over a couple of pints - it wasn't coming out of a massive bust up in terms of an argument, there might have been a few cross words, it was just how do we join this relationship in terms of music. It's a consequence of being friends for this long, things ebb and flow. For no particular reason there's been years where we haven't spoken. There's a funny story where Bon hadn't seen Simon for a while and Bon happened to be in Great Baddow staying at his parents. Simon was on the bus going by and Bon looked up, there's Simon giving him the finger.” You can read Douglas McCarthy’s Baker’s Dozen here