Medictation are gearing up for their UK tour dates in July, which will see them performing their album Warm Places in its entirety!
The band formed when Graeme Philliskirk (Leatherface) crossed paths with his former band mate, guitarist Dickie Hammond and they both expressed an interest in playing music together once again.
The two generations of punk rockers, from both sides of the Atlantic, shared mutual affection and appreciation for each other’s music and DIY ethic which led them to join forces for a unique collaboration. They named their monster project Medictation.
The band’s first album, Warm Places was recorded in just one week at Wild Studios, St-Zénon in Quebec. Sadly, Warm Places was to become Hammond’s final recorded work. The band went on to their first Canadian tour in 2016. Graeme recruited Bear Trade singer and guitarist Greg Robson at the request of Dickie Hammond, prior to his passing.
Following the success of that tour, Medictation are hitting the road again, for some rare performances throughout the UK in July 2017.
When talking about the tour, Philliskirk shared, “As long as we could find the time, to meet up again, we said we would do it, luckily we all had a free period in July, so here we are. We had been asked to do Germany but that would need two weeks and we could only fit one week in, so we opted for the UK.”
Philliskirk went on to share, “We are all buzzing about it, meeting back up, is great and playing the album live will be good to hear the songs again. Hopefully a good performance of some well-crafted songs, with heart, in remembrance of Dickie Hammond.”
Medictation will be joined on tour by long-time friend Dan Goatham and his band Spoilers. The band hinted at the release of a video or two following the tour.
You can see all of Medictation tour dates for July below:
Monday 10th – The Lady Luck – Canterbury
Tuesday 11th – The Windmill, Brixton – London
Wednesday 12th – Cavern – Exeter
Thursday 13th – The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich
Friday 14th – Maguire’s Pizza Bar – Liverpool
Saturday 15th – Conroy’s Basement – Dundee
Sunday 16th – The Independent – Sunderland
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