Bad News Tour - 'The Four Horseman Of The Rock Apocalypse'

Bad News Tour - 'The Four Horseman Of The Rock Apocalypse'

at Bristol Old Vic

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Bad News made their television debut during 1983, in the first series of The Comic Strip Presents… (written by Edmondson). The episode, “Bad News Tour”, took the form of a satirical fly on the wall rockumentary, tracking the misadventures of a hapless British heavy metal band on tour.

After a screening of the film Adrian Edmondson (Vim Fuego – vocals, lead guitar) and Nigel Planer (Den Dennis – rhythm guitar) will be joining to discuss the phenomenal success and legacy of the film which led to a sequel “More Bad News” (1988), hit singles, three albums and live shows culminating in a legendary appearance at Monster of Rock, Castle Donnington in1986. Adrian and Nigel will be in conversation with infinite Monkey cage co-host and stand up comedian Robin Ince.

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Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson appearing at this event

Unpredictable and violent star of The Young Ones (Vyvyan) and cult 80s show The Comic Strip. Partner in crime with Rik Mayall in 'Bottom'.

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Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer appearing at this event

Comedian, actor and narrator; Nigel first came to attention as the Hippy Neil in BBC's 'The Young Ones'. Since then his career has ranged from serious stage theatre to the narrator of the 'The Magic Roundabout'.

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Robin Ince

Robin Ince appearing at this event

This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends. Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award. 'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times) 'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).

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Bristol Old Vic

King Street