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Flipper announce 40th anniversary tour

The San Francisco group have put together a special live line-up for the dates

Flipper have announced their 40th anniversary European tour will start in July. The group's line-up will consist of founding members Steve DePace on drums and Ted Falconi on guitar, plus David Yow of Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard on vocals and Mike Watt of The Minutemen and Firehose.

In 1979 Flipper made their recording debut on Subterranean Records's SF Underground compilation with the track “Earthworm”. They followed it with two singles, “Love Canal”/“Ha Ha Ha” and “Sexbomb”/“Brainwash” in 1981. Their album Generic Flipper came out the following year.

The tour will commence on 30 July at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms, then Bristol (31), Blackpool (1 August), Glasgow (2), Leeds (3), London (4), Gent (5), Amsterdam (6), Aachen (8), Karlsruhe (9), Bologna (10), Milan (11), Padova (12), Vienna (13), Bielefeld (15), Hamburg (16), Helsinki (17). The tour closes at Berlin's Bi Nuu on 20 August.