To mark the re-release of their two critically acclaimed studio albums from the 1980s, Nine Below Zero are reforming their classic ‘Young Ones’ line-up for a special one-off UK tour, and will be heading to ARC Stockton on Saturday 22 October.
The two classic albums, Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree have been re-packaged and re-mastered and have been released by Universal Music.
The band’s original drummer, Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey, will re-join the band for the tour along with frontman Dennis Greaves, who co-wrote many songs on both of the albums.
Don’t Point Your Finger, originally released in 1981, was Nine Below Zero’s second album and was recorded in just twelve days and was produced by the legendary Glyn Johns.
Speaking about recording the album, Dennis said: “We were walking in the footsteps of some of the all-time greats. Led Zeppelin’s first album was recorded there, along with Who’s Next and Beggars Banquetby The Stones. It was the most inspiring experience.”
The double CD also includes a live performance recorded for the BBC Radio One’s In Concert series in 1981 at The Granary Club in Bristol.
Their third album, Third Degree, originally released in 1982 has been re-recorded by producer Simon Boswell. Dennis says: “I think it will be interesting for fans to see how a series of songs can sound so different and how the production process affects the finished article.”
The band will be playing all of the hits from these albums and more when they head to Stockton.