Cult British Mod band Secret Affair have announced the 40th anniversary tour of their debut album “Glory Boys”.
Tickets on sale from 10am today (Weds 19th September) and the first 50 tickets can be grabbed for 1979 prices – the year this album was released – at £2.40 each for all 14 dates!
The tour kicks off in Southampton on 12th May 2019 and closes in Southend on 24th May.
Formed in 1978, Secret Affair released “Glory Boys” the following year. Inspired by the fabled smart-dressing youth movement of the same name, The Glory Boys were styled in 1960s gangster chic and influenced by the cult classic movie, “Performance”, starring Mick Jagger and Edward Fox.
In a period of a little over two years, Secret Affair had five releases in the UK Singles Chart, and released three albums.
Debut single “Time For Action” reached number 13 in the UK chart, putting them at the forefront of the ‘Mod Revival’ movement. More chart success followed with “Let Your Heart Dance”, “My World”, “Do You Know” and “Sound of Confusion”.
Secret Affair are Ian Page, Dave Cairns, Russell Baxter, Ed Pearson, Stevie Watts, John O’Neil, Steve Rinaldi, Tim Pannell, who will be performing the band’s debut album in its entirety, and a selection of other Secret Affair material.
Opening each date will be guests Squire, who released the first single of the ‘Mod Revival’ genre “Get Ready to Go” in 1979. Fronted by Anthony Meynell, Squire released two singles for Arista – “Walking Down The Kings Road”, with the anthemic “It’s A Mod, Mod World” on the flip side, and “Face Of Youth Today”.
Squire went on to record five albums and ten singles, including the sunshine pop album “Get Smart” in 1983, and “September Gurls” in 1984.