- 02 Nov 16
Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, has announced that he'll be releasing a new album and has lined up a monster headline tour.
Richie Ramone is famed for his time spent drumming for the iconic New York City rock band the Ramones. He spent almost five frenzied years, between 1983 and 1987, charging his way around the world; playing over 500 shows, whilst recording three albums. Praised by Joey Ramone for putting ‘the spirit back into the band’, Richie was the only Ramones drummer to be credited as the sole composer and writer of six Ramones songs.
In 2013, Richie Ramone catapulted back onto the rock’n’roll music scene with the release of solo debut album: Entitled. He now continues to uproot modern music culture with Cellophane – a stripped down, raw rock album; fully loaded with gravelly vocals, catchy guitar riffs and 80’s punk-rock vigour.
Aggressively catchy, Cellophane’s powerful lead single ‘I Fix This’ perfectly reflects the ‘take no bollocks’ pure-punk attitude of the album. Yet showcasing Richie’s musical versatility – the heartfelt ‘I’m Not Ready’ delivers a more personal, toned-down melody. Other noteworthy tracks include Depeche Mode cover ‘Enjoy the Silence’ and ‘Pretty Poison’, which was penned by Richie during the 1980’s.
The Attack of the Animal Boy! World Tour will take Richie all over the UK and Ireland. The full list of dates are listed below:
· Fibber Maggee’s, Dublin (December 9)
· LuLu’s, Dungannon (December 10)
· Voodoo, Belfast (December 11)
· Mike The Pies, Listowel (December 13)
· Cyprus Avenue, Cork City (December 14)
· Monroe’s, Galway (December 15)
· Underworld, Camden (November 29)
· Talking Heads, Southhampton (November 30)
· Iron Road, Evasham (December 1)
· Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (December 2)
· The Louisiana, Bristol (December 3)
· Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield (December 4)
· Rebellion, Manchester (December 5)
· Think Tank, Newcastle (December 6)
· Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (December 7)
· Stereo, Glasgow (December 8)
Watch the video for Richie Ramone's new single 'I Fix This' here: