The Men They Couldn’t Hang @, The Borderline, Thursday 7 & Friday 8 December, 2017


For the third year running…

Two nights, Two Different Sets: different supports each night

The Men They Couldn't Hang


It may be hard to believe, but revered British folk punk group, The Men They Couldn’t Hang have been tantalising our aural taste buds for thirty-three-and-a-third years. In 1984, ‘Green Fields of France’, their epic début single shot to number 1 in the NME Independent Music Chart. At the same time, Maggie Thatcher was crushing the mine-workers, an event recorded in the Men’s poignant elegy, ‘Shirt of Blue’. This is a song the band still play today, its meaning maturing over the years.

The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s ninth album, The Defiant was funded via a successful Pledge campaign that raised over 200% of its target and was produced by Pat Collier. Recorded during savage bouts of drinking, mess, ribald reminiscence, raucous recreation and a week of bed and board at a South London flophouse, it features such traditional themes as piracy, fascism, fishing and a little touch of romance in Henry V’s invasion force of 1415. It undoubtedly reinforces the band’s reputation as both originators and unique pillar of the roots rock renaissance, as well as one of Britain’s finest ever bands.
As this was so successful and enjoyable with such participation from the fans, the band decided to do it all over again and to that end launched another Pledge campaign to help fund their tenth studio album at the end Feb 2017 at a sold-out show at the Monkeys Music Club in Hamburg.
This Pledge continues with the band presently on 115% of their target. It looks like the summer will see a repeat of all of the above whilst the band record this new album.
2017 so far has seen a return to the band’s spiritual home of the Shepherds Bush Empire on Easter Saturday and will see more shows and festival appearances including a return to the Wickham Festival in August, dates in November and December including these shows at the Borderline.

As ever, the precise set details will not be announced for a while (we all love surprises, don’t we?) but both nights will feature different sets and have different support acts. Some songs will make it into both sets, but don’t bet on which ones!

Only 100 discounted double tickets (£30.50) will be available for the two nights. When they’re gone, thats it, everyone else will have to pay full price. TMTCH will be on stage at 8:20pm on both nights and will aim to finish around 9:50pm: this allows for chatting afterwards. Those who have last trains to catch can leave, having watched the entire show.

Both nights always sell out. Don’t delay, get your tickets now!

Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, London W1D 4JB

7pm Doors open
7:15pm- Support (tbc)
8:20pm- TMTCH (90 mins)
10:00- Gig ends

Buying Tickets

• Buy Tickets Online

There are two different types of tickets available to buy online (day tickets for Thursday or Friday and a combined ticket for both days). Please make sure you have chosen the tickets you want before checkout. Double tickets are only available on this website.

No booking fee for online orders, just a £1.50 per order handling charge regardless of the number of tickets bought. Tickets will be posted to UK addresses via Royal Mail, from the end of May onwards. We will email to confirm when they are being sent out.

• Thursday Only Tickets (Thursday 07/12/2017– £17.50 each)

Quantity :

Tickets will usually be posted to UK addresses via Royal Mail within 7 days of purchase. We will email to confirm when they are being sent out.
Friday Only Tickets (Friday 08/12/2017–SOLD OUT)
Tickets for Both Nights (Thursday 07/12/2017 & 08/12/2017-SOLD OUT)

• Buy tickets from Ticket Agencies (please note: booking fees will be charged)

• Buy Tickets On The Door

We do not expect that any tickets will not be available to buy on the door.

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