Now on sale: The Undertones 40th anniversary concert at Millennium Forum, Derry

The Undertones have announced a 40th anniversary concert in Derry next month

The Undertones 40th Anniversary Concert, Friday November 4, Millennium Forum, Derry.

DERRY punks The Undertones are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary as a live unit and would probably never be allowed back across the walls again were they not to include a hometown fixture as part of their ongoing celebratory tour.

Thus, Mickey, Billy, John, Damien and Paul will be taking to the stage at The Millennium Forum next month for a blast through their superlative back catalogue, an occasion sure to make both audience and band feel progressively younger as the years slip away in a sweaty blur of pogoing and enthusiastic sing-alongs.

Opening act Touts will be among the minority who won't be ruing their real ages the morning after: barely out of school, the pleasingly anti-fashion Derry trio specialise in a garage rocking strain of catchy punk that's timeless in its primal, instantly appealing simplicity.

Must be something in the water up there.

:: Tickets £20/£24 from

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