James Chance & The Contortions Announce First Aus Tour

28 October 2015 | 9:05 am | Staff Writer

They'll be playing the Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibit at NGV while they're here

In what will be a blast from the past for some, influential '80s no wave act James Chance & The Contortions (also known as James White & The Blacks) have announced they'll be making their way Down Under for the very first time next year.

The jazz punk New Yorkers have collaborated with the likes of Lydia Lunch and Blondie over the years, but now they'll be in town with the freshly assembled Contortions, featuring members of The Drones and Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes.

The band will be playing at Northcote Social Club on Thursday, 14 January, before performing at the Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria on Friday, 15 January. Finally, they'll pop by Sydney's Newtown Social before heading home.

Head to theGuide for full information on James Chance & The Contortions' tour dates.

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