Featuring Public Enemy, GZA and The Jesus & Mary Chain
Tom Barrie

13:36 31st March 2015

Mogwai will curate six dates at the Roundhouse to mark their 20th anniversary, featuring bands such as Public Enemy, GZA, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Jesus & Mary Chain.

The band will also take to the stage themselves, along with Prolapse, Forest Swords, Sacred Paws, Tortoise, Loop, Lightning Bolt, Mugstar, Beak and Bardo Pond. The concerts are held in association with All Tomorrow's Parties.

The prospect of seeing hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy taking the stage in London is a tempting one, particularly after they celebrated their own 25-year anniversaryin 2013.  Likewise, founding Wu-Tang Clan member GZA will be showcasing new album Dark Matter which, appropriately enough for Wu-Tang's 'spiritual leader', is about a journey through space and time, and will be released later this year.

For something completely different The Jesus & Mary Chain live reputation precedes them. Despite having only released a few new songs since their reformation in 2007, their debut Psychocandy remains seminal 30 years after its release, and the band will perform it in full at the Roundhouse, supported by Bardo Pond.

The shows themselves mark the two decades that have passed since Mogwai first formed and began writing music together. Last year's album Rave Tapes, the band's eighth, was their first to break into the UK Top Ten and also saw the highest vinyl sales of any of the year.

Listen to Mogwai play 'Remurdered' live below:

The full listing for the Mogwai curated shows is:

Wednesday 24 June - Mogwai + Prolapse + Sound Of Yell
Thursday 25 June - Mogwai + Forest Swords + Sacred Paws
Saturday 27 June - Public Enemy + special guests TBA
Sunday 28 June - GZA + Tortoise + Loop + Lightning Bolt + Mugstar
Tuesday 30 June - Godspeed You! Black Emperor + Beak
Sunday 5 July - The Jesus & Mary Chain + Bardo Pond

Tickets are on sale now. For tickets see below.

Photo: Wenn.com