Chameleons Vox reveal details of two special Manchester shows

Following on from their mammoth UK tour earlier this year, one of Manchester’s pre-eminent 1980s post-punk bands, Chameleons Vox, return to play a pair of very special dates in their hometown this winter.

Chameleons Vox, led by iconic frontman Mark Burgess, will play perform tow of their classic albums across two nights in Manchester this December.

Friday, 19th December will see 1985’s What Does Anything Mean? Basically take the spotlight, with tracks including Perfume Garden, Home Is Where The Heart Is and Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In). This will then be followed by Strange Times in its entirety on Saturday 20th December, an album first revealed in 1986 with some of the band best know tracks “Tears” and “Swamp Thing”.

Both events will take place at Manchester Academy 2, and will be the first time either LP has been performed uninterrupted in one night. Aiming to finish what they have started by re-visiting their classic albums chronologically after playing their debut LP Script of the Bridge in spring 2014, the band are now offering fans the chance to see their second and third long players in their entirety on each night.

Speaking about the decision lead singer Burgess said: “ Playing Script of the Bridge in it’s entirety on the last tour was a massively enjoyable exercise for everyone, audience and band alike,”. He went on: “So, when we were asked if we’d perform the next two albums, What Does Anything Mean? Basically and Strange Times this coming December, we agreed immediately. They differ from the debut album, though, in that they each contain songs that have been rarely, if ever, performed. It’s going to be a challenge to present some of them but it’s a challenge we look forward to and hopefully The Chameleons audience will too. ”

The Chameleons will play Manchester Academy 2 on the 19th & 20th December.