The Destroyers by Pete Ashton

It looks like The Destroyers will be one of the hardest working bands this summer with a host of festival appearances to keep them busy. To kick it all off they launch their 2010 UK and Ireland tour with a night of fiery bohemian revelry at brand new Digbeth venue The Crossing on 4 June.

The Destroyers’ Summer Gypsy Ball, will also feature East London brothers-in-arms Urban Voodoo Machine plus live visuals from Syzygy and all embracing DJ sets from the Jibbering collective and Marc Reck.

The Ball coincides with the beginning of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in the UK and will pay homage to a nomadic culture rich in both tradition and musical exploration.

“Gypsy music has been a source of immense inspiration for us – the word gypsy itself conjures up many things. Firelight and painted caravans. Swirling skirts and stamping feet. Hand clapping and stirring guitars. A people for whom music is life-blood. I don’t have to be a fortune-teller to predict that The Destroyers’ Gypsy Ball with the Urban Voodoo Machine is going to be one whirling spectacle of a gig. Only the dead won’t dance!” Paul Murphy, The Destroyers

Tickets for The Destroyers’ Summer Gypsy Ball are available from

9pm – 2am, Friday 4 June 2010
The Crossing, SBC
Milk Street

£10 advance, Early bird tickets £7 (first 77 tickets), £12 on door
Forthcoming Live Dates:

Friday 4th June 2010 – The Crossing, Birmingham

Saturday 5th June 2010 – Salisbury International Arts Festival

Friday 18th June 2010 – Evershot Village Hall

Saturday 19th June 2010 – Rock Oyster Festival

Saturday 17th July 2010 – Lovebox Festival

Saturday 31st July 2010 – Spraoi Festival, Ireland

Sunday 1st August 2010 – Spraoi Festival, Ireland

Sunday 22nd August 2010 – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon

Friday 27th August 2010 – Solfest, West Cumbria

Sunday 29th August 2010 – Sturminster Newton Exchange, Dorset

Monday 30th August 2010 – Devizes Carnival, Wiltshire

Sunday 5th September 2010 – Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

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