Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street, London Borough of Islington, N1 2UD
The year is 1986 and Glasgow band Hipsway release their self-titled debut album. After a year of solid live performance, and promotion, the album finally achieved gold status, 100,000 copies in the UK. Not quite an overnight success, but rather a slow burn, the album selling through word of mouth and the constant nag of the bands big hit single, Honeythief
, playing everywhere on the radio.
30 years later, Cherry Red
release a deluxe edition of the first album and Skin Pim, and Gary decide to play a one off anniversary show in Glasgow, it sells out in 2 days. As luck would have it the concert hall they are playing, ABC Glasgow, has a cancellation for the night before their gig and ask if the band want to play an extra show, which duly sells out in 4 days. The warm up show in Edinburgh sells out through social media and word of mouth.