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Magazine reform for live shows

Post-punk legends will play two gigs next year
Magazine, the Manchester post-punk band who originally split in 1981, are set to reform for two live shows in February next year.

The band will play at the London Forum on February 13 then at the Manchester Apollo on February 15. The gigs will be the first the band have played since 1980.

The band members – Howard Devoto, Dave Formula, Barry Adamson and John Doyle – will be joined live by an as-yet-unnamed guitarist who will stand in for the late John McGeoch, who died in 2004.

Devoto formed Magazine after leaving Buzzcocks in 1977. They released four studio albums in their career following the release of their debut single, ‘Shot By Both Sides’, in 1978.

Tickets for the two shows will be available from Monday (September 15).