Touring for the first time in 16 years to rapturous acclaim, British post-punk luminaries The The will make their Opera House debut for a two-night Comeback Special performing fan favourites from across their 35-year career. Alongside singer-songwriter Matt Johnson, the line-up features long term members hand selected from each world tour.
A radical figure during Thatcher’s reign, Matt Johnson and The The were among the most critically-acclaimed and politically engaged bands of the 1980s, becoming post-punk luminaries of their generation alongside Opera House alumni The Cure, New Order and Morrissey.
Releasing their official debut album in 1983, an uncompromising synth-noir classic Soul Mining, the next decade saw a prolific run of albums whose ever-changing line-up featured the likes of Johnny Marr and Sinead O’Connor – cementing Johnson’s enduring reputation as a an uncompromising artist dealing with both the dark matters of the heart and prescient socio-political commentary.
In one of the most surprising returns of the decade, The The finally released brand new music last year with the Johnny Marr assisted We Can’t Stop What’s Coming, kicking fervour for the band into overdrive with the announcement of Matt’s long-awaited return to the stage as well as the release of his definitive documentary, The Inertia Variations.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the most brilliantly original bands of the modern era in the beautiful surrounds of the Concert Hall this October.
Presented by the Sydney Opera House.