PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (L to R): Rat Scabies, Sean Elliott, Alfie Agnew & Paul Gray
PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ONE-OFF CONCERT AT LONDON’S 100 CLUB ON AUGUST 10, 2018
PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN’S LINEUP FOR THIS ONE NIGHT ONLY COMPRISES CO-FRONTMEN ALFIE AGNEW (Adolescents, D.I.) AND SEAN ELLIOTT (D.I., Mind Over Four) BACKED BY THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM SECTION OF RAT SCABIES (The Damned, The Mutants) AND PAUL GRAY (The Damned, Eddie & the Hot Rods, UFO)
The 100 Club concert marks the first time Scabies and Gray have shared a stage since playing together in the Damned in the mid-1990s
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / May 4, 2018 — Human Punk in conjunction with Vive Le Rock Magazine have announced a special one-off concert by the recording lineup of Professor and the Madman. The group — which features Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four), Rat Scabies (The Damned, The Mutants) and Paul Gray (The Damned, Eddie & the Hot Rods, UFO) — will take the stage at the 100 Club in London on August 10, 2018. Tickets are on sale now.
Professor and the Madman released its third album, Disintegrate Me, to international acclaim on February 23. Choosing P&TM as one of its “Bands to Watch in 2018,” Classic Rock Magazine declared “Disintegrate Me is an infectious cocktail of power-pop/rock, ‘60s British Invasion and melodic psychedelia. It’s rich, quality stuff.” The album is available for download on iTunes and Amazon while the CD and clear vinyl LP can be ordered at http://professorandthemadman.com/patm_store/.
The 100 Club show will be a rare — if not only— chance to see the recording lineup of Professor and the Madman together on the same stage. Due to the distance between Agnew and Elliott in Southern California, and Scabies and Gray in the UK, logistics make it difficult for the quartet to convene for live performances. No additional performances by this lineup are being considered at this time.
“It’s a dream come true to be playing the 100 Club,” says Agnew. “Growing up in Southern California, my brothers and I would try to imagine having attended those ground zero punk gigs at the club in 1976. Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Damned, Buzzcocks, plus the infamous live debut of Siouxsie and the Banshees featuring Sid Vicious on bass.” The “brothers” Agnew references are Rikk and Frank, a pair of musicians who helped form the bedrock of the original Los Angeles punk scene as members of Social Distortion, Adolescents, Christian Death, 45 Grave, and others.
Elliott is excited about the 100 Club concert for another reason: “The Damned are, without a doubt, the #1 most influential band for Alfie and me. To actually share the stage with the rhythm section from The Black Album