A Certain Ration, Music, Tour, TotalNtertainment, Liverpool

A CERTAIN RATIO Announce 2 day ACR-Festival at Manchester’s YES 24th & 25th May

“Their dub-infused punk-funk recordings have proved massively influential over the past thirty years, and Andy Weatherall has called them his favourite ever band (a prestigious accolade in our estimation)”

A CERTAIN RATIO – celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, the 24 May being the anniversary of the original release date of the ‘All Night Party’ 7” and will play 3 different sets at the festival, one on Friday and 2 on Saturday, which will feature very special guests and past members of the band.

There is also a new box set, ACR:BOX, out on Mute on 3 May 2019 on vinyl, CD and digitally. ACR:BOX includes a brand new acoustic version of the classic ‘Won’t Stop Loving You’ (AKA The Big E) here titled ‘W.S.L.U.’, a recent collaboration with Parent’s Sarah Brandwood-Spencer (string arrangement) and Jason Brown (additional guitars).

Their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.


27 April – Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Underground Music Society

4 May – London, Islington Assembly Hall

10 May – Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre

11 May – Belfast, Cathedral Quarter Festival

23 May – Liverpool, Phase One

24 – 25 May – Manchester, Yes

30 May – Sheffield, The Leadmill (Steel Bar)

31 May – Newcastle, Riverside

1 June – Edinburgh, The Voodoo Rooms

2 June – Leamington Spa, Zephr Lounge

16 Aug – We Out Here Festival

17 Aug – Green Man Festival

18 Aug – County Durham, Hardwick Live Festival

2 Nov – Dublin, The Sugar Club

8 Nov – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

9 Nov – Birmingham, The Crossing

15 Nov – Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill

16 Nov – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

17 Nov – Huddersfield, The Parish

6 Dec – Stockton on Tees, The Georgian Theatre

7 Dec – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms