Vinyl Revelations in conjunction Culture Trust Luton proudly presents:
SPEAR OF DESTINY – live in concert. For the very first time in Luton!
Please note: NEW DATE!
The refurbished Factory Floor venue at The Hat Factory has recently been refurbished. A great intimate space with a top sound system. The venue is one minute walk from Luton central train station. Just 22 minutes from St Pancras. Easy links from Bedford, Flitwick, St Albans, Harpenden, Harlington, Elstree, Radlet, Mill Hill, Kentish Town, West Hampstead. Bus links to Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard & Toddington just a 30 second walk to venue. Loads of free parking opposite venue & cheap hotels less than a minute away!
Tickets available in advance from:
In person from:
Hat Factory Box Office, Bute Street, Luton
Vinyl Revelations, Cheapside, Luton
Sounds Of The Suburbs, Ruislip
All Ages Records, Pratt Street, Camden
Oi Oi The Shop, Stables Market, Camden
SPEAR of DESTINY est 1983
Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SPEAR OF DESTINY
for over 37 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. During 2019 the line up was boasted by Saxofanist Clive
Osborne who will be staying in the line up for 2020.
On April 6 th 2018 SPEAR OF DESTINY released their 14 th studio album “Tontine” The album was
been fully funded from a private fan pre-sale. The album is officially released for Brandon's own
Eastersnow Recording Company label imprint and is available on CD, Vinyl and Download across
Europe. US label Cleopatra Records will be handling the North American release.
The current live show pulls on songs from all 37+ years of SOD. The classic’s Liberator, Mickey,
Rainmaker, The Wheel, Never Take Me Alive etc… are all found sitting closely alongside newer
fan favourites such as Pskotik, Age of Unreason, Lucky Man & Mr Livingston!’.
As 2020 is the 35 anniversary of the band's best known long player “Worldservice” live shows
throughout this year will most certainly feature a good smattering of WS tracks for good measure.
Comments on Kirk Brandon and Spear of Destiny:
The BBC’s Jeremy Vine says, “@kirkbrandon is one of our greatest musical geniuses”
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.
Mojo wrote: “Kirk Brandon is on of the UK’s best kept secrets”.
On SOD's previous studio album ‘31’(Thirty-One).
BBC Radio’s Jools Holland: “possibly [Spear of Destiny’s] best album in 20 years”
Louder Than War: 9/10 Brandon puts his all into every song with epic bombast, coming across as a
tragic rock n roll anti-hero. He is the Wagner of rock n roll. And the haircut’s still pretty cool.
Aberdeen Voice: Thirty years together makes for flawless instrumentals, a unique sound, and some
remarkable riffs and harmonies.