Bobby Gillespie and Others Pay Tribute to Rowland S. Howard With Gig

To mark the arrival of much-anticipated remastered versions of Rowland S. Howard’s albums Teenage Snuff Film and Pop Crimes, Bobby Gillespie, Mick Harvey, Lydia Lunch and other musicians are set to perform a string of European gigs in honour of the musician’s legacy – including one at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on February 12. Howard – who rose to prominence as a member of Australia’s post-punk scene with the Young Charlatans, and later The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls and Crime & the City Solution – passed away in 2009. ”An absolutely brilliant musician and songwriter with no bad records across all the different bands he was in,” Henry Rollins said in a statement released today. ”Not only was his sound unique but what he was playing was completely from somewhere else. And then there was his voice, this deep well of emotion you knew was real… I’m so glad these records are back out again.” 

Tickets for POP CRIMES: A TRIBUTE TO ROWLAND S. HOWARD are available here. Remastered reissues of Rowland S. Howard’s Teenage Snuff Film and Pop Crimes will be released on Mute on March 27, 2020.