New Musical Express : 20 October 1984
SPK, the metal insustrialists whose recent appearance at London ICA sparked
a riot, are taking their controversial show on the road next month. They
say the'll continue to present their full act, complete with arc-welders
and paint-sprays, providing they are not hampered by fire regulations.
They visit Glasgow Night Moves(1 November), Edingburgh Caley Palais(2),
Manchester Polytechnic(3), Sheffield University(5), London Camden Palace(6),
Leicester Polytechnic(7), Chippenham Goldiggers(8), Birmingham Fantasy
Club(9) and Brighton Polytechnic(10).
Negotiations are under way to secure leading Polish outfit Republika
as support for selected dates and, if it materialises, it will be the first-ever
UK tour by a Polish rock band. Nurse With Wound will also appear at certain
As reported last week, SPK's show at the ICA was first hindered by an
overzealous fire officer, and audience trouble flared when the group walked
off stage after just two numbers - due to the restrictions imposed on them.
With their first WEA single 'Junk Funk'/'High Tension' just released, they
are hoping that the tour will be of a promotional rather than a provocative
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