The Blockheads take funk-rock to Castle in Wellingborough

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Brit-funkers The Blockheads return to the region this weekend as part of their 35th anniversary tour

Since the passing of front man Ian Dury in 2000, The Blockheads have continued to tour and perform worldwide.

This anniversary tour is not only a celebration of the band’s beginnings, but also in remembrance of their beloved front man.

The Blockheads are now fronted by vocalist Derek Hussey who performs alongside the original members Micky Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, John Turnball, Norman Watt Roy and Gilad Atzmon.

The band first burst on to the scene in 1979 with Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.

The song remains the band’s most successful single and has sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Expect to hear hits including Sex & Drugs & Roll & Roll, What a Waste, Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3, as well a selection of new material.

The Blockheads play the Castle in Wellingborough on Saturday, September 22.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost £15.