LivE Dates

2012    

 United Kingdom

 

 

1 March

Leeds

O2 Academy

2 March

Dunfermline

Alhambra

3 March

Glasgow

O2 Academy

5 March

Liverpool

O2 Academy

6 March

Nottingham

Rock City

8 March

Cambridge

Corn Exchange

9 March

London

Roundhouse

10 March

Birmingham

O2 Academy

12 March

Oxford

O2 Academy

13 March

Portsmouth

Pyramids Centre

15 March

Lincoln

Engine Shed

16 March

Brighton

Dome

17 March

Bristol

O2 Academy

19 March

Leamington Spa

Assembly

20 March

Guildford

G-Live

22 March

Newcastle

O2 Academy

23 March

Sheffield

O2 Academy

24 March

Manchester

Academy

 Belgium

 

 

31March

Lessines

Rene Magritte Centre

 France

 

 

2 April

Lille

Le Splendid

3 April

Angers

Chabada

4 April

Rennes

Le Liberte

5 April

Limoges

C C John Lennon

6 April

Bordeaux

Rock School Barbey

7 April

Toulouse

Le Bikini

9 April

Montpellier

Rockstore

10 April

Marseille

Espace Julien

11 April

Lyon

Transbordeur

13 April

Paris

Olympia

14 April

Magny Cours

Bol D'Or Rocks

 Switzerland

 

 

15 April

Zurich

Dynamo

 Italy

 

 

17 April

Florence

Viper

18 April

Milan

Live Club

 Austria

 

 

19 April

Vienna

Szene

 Czech Republic

 

 

20 April

Prague

Meet Factory

 Germany

 

 

21 April

Berlin

C-Club

23 April

Hamburg

Fabrik

24 April

Cologne

Luxor

 France

 

 

25 April

Caen

Big Band Cafe

 Holland

 

 

26 April

Utrecht

Tivoli

 Belgium

 

 

27 April

Leuven

Het Depot

 

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History-memorabilia

1st May 2011No More Heroes

No More Heroes

September 1977 saw the release of No More Heroes, the band's second album, less than six months after their debut. By this time, the band were far more established following the success of Rattus Norvegicus and it's singles. Their record company UA realised they were promoting a chart act and got firmly behind the album's release. As with Rattus, there is a huge amount of promotional material to collect relating to this album...

As before, please click on the small image to see a larger photo. These have again had to be watermarked.

Posters

UK posterThe UK release of the album was promoted by one of the most striking (and colouful!) posters relating to the band. Dimensions are 20" x 30" and artwork features the iconic solarised band member photos.

Apparently, these posters were also for sale at some dates on the British Heroes tour that autumn, but it is still very hard to find one in good condition.

US poster

 

As with the US release of Rattus, No More Heroes was promoted Stateside using the 24" square album cover poster format. Similar to the the sleeve of the US album, a small A&M logo has been added in the corner.

Without doubt, the ultimate poster relating to Heroes is shown below. This huge billboard display could be seen on hoardings in various locations. It is an amazing display of the faith UA showed in this release, due to the massive costs involved. Sadly, none seem to have survived but this has to be one of the most amazing memorabilia items out there...

Heroes billboard poster

Shop display

Heroes shop displayAs with Rattus, a large cardboard shop display was produced to publicise the release of No More Heroes too.

Supported by a fold out foot, this freestanding display measures 30" by 40". The artwork features the four solarized pictures from the albums's rear sleeve but without the jagged surrounds.

This display is particularly rare, so much so that I've never managed to track one down hence the poor quality photo. It's top of my wants list!

Stickers

UK stickerUS stickerNo More Heroes was also advertised using self-adhesive promo stickers both in the UK and US. The British one is 4" whereas the gold metallic American one is slightly larger and is easier to find.

Press Kits/Photos

UK press releaseGerman press kit

UK promo photo

 

 

 

 

 

Various press kits and photos were produced around the world to promote the release of the No More Heroes album, notably Germany (above right), Japan and the US as well as the obvious UK material (on left). The American A&M press kit shown below came in a company envelope with a 8"x10" photo, press cuttings pamphlet, 'Going for the throat' booklet and a very tacky thin red scarf.

Complete US press kit

Badges

NMH tour badgesFewer badges were produced to promote the release of No More Heroes. There are a pair of official 1.25" badges featuring designs from the album. Not too exciting compared to those for Rattus...

IFLAW badge

There were a pair of slightly more controversial badges made around the same time as well. Firstly, the I Feel Like A Wog badge featuring a gollywog image which was presumably designed to court some controversy. Secondly, there was also a Nubile badge, portraying a cartoon image of a naked young girl. These badges were alledgedly presented to women who had been conquests of the band. This badge does exist (check the 10 cover closely!) but I don't own one!!!

Miscellaneous

Heroes album release sheet Something Better Change release sheet Five Minutes release sheet UA notified record shops of all forthcoming releases by mailing out A4 sized information sheets, which gave release dates, catalogue numbers and other relevant details. Here are three Heroes related examples.

Heroes sheet musicSBC sheet musicFive minutes sheet musicAs the band became more well known, the demand for sheet music for their tracks also increased. Sheet music was available for both singles from the Heroes album plus the stand alone single Five Minutes.

 
Thanks to Ian McCabe for SBC release sheet scan

 

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