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Pad Presents…SPEAR OF DESTINY/ Robed in Desire

October 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

SPEAR OF DESTINY 1983 – 2013
“Thirty Years and Counting” European Tour 2013
Esquires, Friday 18th October, Esquires, Bedford

Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SOD for 30 years. To celebrate a 6-week European tour in October and November 2013 is being undertaken.
These very special concerts will contain tracks from all 12 SOD studio albums, a new song from 2014’s new album “Thirty-one” and a previously little heard gem from1984 “Institution’.
To coincide with the tour a career spanning box set, Spear of Destiny “Thirty Years and Counting” will be released on Vinyl, CD and Digital via kirkbrandon.com, Code7 Distribution and The Orchard Digital Platform.

SPEAR OF DESTINY formed in 1983 after the demise of Kirk Brandon’s post punk iconic rockers THEATRE OF HATE. (Brandon had also, before TOH, been the main man in every punk rockers favorite band of that era The Pack)

The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Mike Kelly (The Mission).

On latest studio album ‘Omega Point’.
Vive le Rock! Magazine said “Kirk Brandon is one of the UK’s most underrated songwriters and ‘Omega Point’ is a fine addition to his arsenal of epic albums”.

Mojo wrote: “Kirk Brandon is on of the UK’s best kept secrets”.

The BBC’s Jeremy Vine says “@kirkbrandon is one of our greatest musical geniuses”

John Robb’s Louder Than War “Spear of Destiny are criminally underrated and are one of Britain’s best, Boys Own, punch the air, grandiose Rock’nRoll bands.

Tickets priced £13.50 are on sale from Seetickets from Friday 14th June and will be available from Danny’s Bar at Esquires and Luscious Juice Bar from Friday 21st June priced £13.50
Guest support is no stranger to the Esquires Stage as Robed in Desire are added to the bill as they make a return to live gigging with their first show in over a year.


October 18, 2013
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom