John Robb talks about Leeds, the 80’s, Post-Punk, Dark Wave and… Salvation!
So the time is almost upon us and as we pack the Van and prepare to cross the wild wastes of the North Yorkshire Moors (Adder alert!)
We have been given the final running times for Friday’s support slot with the Nephilim and here they are:
Stage times for Friday
7.00 – 7.45 – Arcane Winter
8.15 – 9.15 – Salvation
9.30 Fields of The Nephilim
We’re looking forward to it.
Hope to see you there
From Leeds Music Scene :
Salvation are one of the bands to come out of Leeds music scene’s most diverse and prolific periods, the early to mid 80s. Leeds Music Scene caught up with vocalist Danny Mass (DM) and guitarist Ben Farvak (BF) at Heart Café, which sits at the center of LS6 the spiritual home of many of the bands from that period.
So yes the rumours are true, Salvation are doing a last-minute, tea-time Whitby warm up show, tomorrow – Wednesday 14th October – in Leeds………for more information read on.
During the band’s history, a number of songs – both covers and originals – were regularly performed live but never officially recorded.
Recently discovered in a dark basement in Leeds 6, this live recording of the song ‘Hunger Days’ was included amongst a collection of tapes the band had no idea still existed!
We are celebrating 30 years since the first ever show by legendary Leeds band Salvation (16th March 1985)
Skeletal Family, Salvation & Terminal Gods
Sunday 26th October 2014
O2 Academy Islington (N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Road, Islington, London, N1 0PS)
First Band 7.45pm
To coincide with the October tour the band have decided to release the “lost” Salvation album – Clash of Dreams. Produced by Andrew Eldritch and originally slated for release on Merciful Release in March 1985, it dropped off the radar as The Sisters machine gathered speed.
Periodically, for the last 30 years, tracks from Clash of Dreams have surfaced on poor quality bootlegs, both here and in Europe. This release, however, was mastered from the original tapes and makes Salvation’s first album available in its purest form for the first time.
Below are the doors and curfew time for each date of the tour.
The bands are going to toss a coin each night to see who headlines. Be there by 7.30pm though as either Salvation of Skeletal Family will be on around that time each night. Depending on who wins the spin of the friendly coin…
Important note: 02 Academy Oxford date cancelled
Due to a personnel issue the Oxford date on Friday 24th October 2014 of the Skeletal Family / Salvation Tour has had to be cancelled. All other dates remain as listed above.
We would like to apologise for any incovenience this may have caused anyone. You can return your tickets to point of purchase for a full refund, or the tickets will be valid at any of the other dates on the tour. If you do decide to attend another date please bring a copy of your Oxford ticket to the Merchandise stand for a small bag of Salvation vintage goodies.
Once again our apologies and hope to see you on one of the other dates on the tour.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Dog House in Nottingham on May 31st. We really enjoyed the gig and we’ll see you all in on tour in October.
We are sad to announce the recent death of James Kenyon, original Salvation bass player.
October 2014 sees a rejuvenated Salvation take to the road with fellow 80’s alternative scenesters Skeletal Family for a double headed 6-date nationwide romp. Expect many thrills and spills amidst the dry ice!
Ticket pre-sale to O2 Customers begins Wednesday 14th May 2014.
On general sale Friday 16th May 2014.
We now have a selection of Salvation merchandise available to buy online.
Lineup and stage times for DV8 Whitby on Friday 1st November.
We are pleased to announce our only date of this year on Friday 1st November 2013 at the Coliseum in Whitby (It’s just up from the railway station!) as guests of DV8 at Whitby.
There have been rumours of dates with Skeletal Family and we are working with them to try and get some in next year.
It has been a slow process though due to issues described elsewhere here!
It most certainly hasn’t been the fault of the wonderful Family who have been most accommodating and patient
We hope to be able to announce some 2014 dates before the end of the year.
You might all want to get down a little earlier to the Fields of the Nephilim Leeds gig on 30th October…
Some of you may have already seen this, but for those that missed it there’s a great magazine out about the whole 80s Goth (sub)culture that might be of interest. Salvation even get a wee mention…
We’re going to York on Friday 29th June.
Ben and Danny from Salvation Interviewed Live At The Midlands Goth Festival
To win 2 x free tickets to this weekends Midlands Goth Festival answer this simple question:
A quick update: We’re on stage at 8.45pm on Saturday 18th Feb, with Inkubus Sukkubus following directly after us.
Available at the gigs…
More details soon.
Salvation are to play the Midlands Goth Festival on 18th February 2012 alongside Inkubus Sukkubus, Zeitgeist Zero and others.
We have just heard that the ‘Black December’ Keighley gig on Saturday 10th December has been postponed until next year due to a combination of factors. We shall update as soon as more info comes in…
We’ve uploaded a handful of rather fabulous photos from the recent Leeds O2 Academy gig to the image gallery.
Thanks to the marvellous UnholyRacket for those.
Just quick re-post of this…
The next Salvation gig will be on 10th December 2011 as part of the Black December event at The Victoria Halls, Keighley.
Salvation are on stage at 7.20.
Be nice and early!
21 years since they split up after a fight in a phone box, Leeds stars of the 1980/90’s indie scene, SALVATION, will be returning for one night only, to the Leeds O2 Academy stage, as special guests of those giants of Brit- Rock The Mission.
The Wonderstuff will also be getting down for the biggest party since 1999
On Friday 28th October 2011 Salvation will be opening up for The Mission at the O2 Academy in Leeds.
Unfortunately Salvation’s return to the stage will be rather bittersweet.
Mark Mason, friend of the band, original road crew and one of the first Fan Club Organisers, died last year after a sudden illness, still a young man.
Well now the dust has settled and I’ve had a chance to get my breath, how was that?!
The all new, organically modified, Salvation turned in a muscular, rockin’ half hour set as they returned to the public stage for the first time in 16 years supporting the March Violets at Leeds Metropolitan University on 8/12/07.
Salvation will be on stage approx 8.15pm – 8.45pm