The return of Kirk Brandon's Spear of Destiny to Stockton's Georgian Theatre.
Whether its aKoustiK, TOH or as Spear of Destiny there's something special in the air when the band are in town. Many previous visits to Stockton have featured sell out shows and the place has become a second home to the band.
Spear of Destiny
Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SPEAR OF DESTINY for over 30 years.
SPEAR OF DESTINY were formed in 1983 after the demise of Kirk Brandon's post punk iconic rockers THEATRE OF HATE. (Brandon had also, before TOH, been the main man in every punk rockers favourite band of that era The Pack)
The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards. The Garage show pulls on songs from all 30+ years of SOD. The classics Liberator, Mickey, Rainmaker, The Wheel, Never Take Me Alive etc. are all found sitting closely alongside newer fan favorites such as Age of Unreason, Prison Planet, Judas, Lucky Man, Last Man Standing and of course a handful of songs from '31'.
During 2015 SOD headlined over 50 UK club shows as well as topping the bill at October's Whitby Goth Festival. Brandon's own fan club event "Westworld Weekend" sold out for the 3rd year running in May 2016. A new studio album has been started and is expected to be released this year.
John Robb's Louder Than War "Spear of Destiny are criminally underrated and are one of Britain's best, Boys Own, punch the air, grandiose Rock'nRoll bands.
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