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It’s time for a gig announcement and, yes, we’re pleased to announce : Tragedy : The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond will be making their regular pilgrimage to Newcastle
This time, coming to a bar they were meant to play many years ago, but circumstances denied… boo… but, this time the venue, like the band, are back better than ever
May 22nd – live at Trillians Rock Bar
There are two types of people this show is for
Those who know and love Tragedy we’re sure will be pleased to see their heroes and idols in the flesh
Those who don’t – becasuse there are many people who are missing out on the sweet sweet loving Tragedy can offer.
Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with their debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong – a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You’re the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack. In 2017, Tragedy’s video for Stayin’ Alive broke the internet once again.
If you’re allergic to smiling be afraid… be very afraid. Tragedy sweats glitter and cums confetti!
In an upside down world being torn at the seams, Tragedy brings us all together by uniting two warring factions – Disco and Metal.
The video stars comedian/musician/author Dave Hill in a role reminiscent of Tony Manero in the classic film, Saturday Night Fever, except with a little less success on the dance floor. He admires a handsome and talented disco-dancer (Nobuya Nagahama) at the club, but every time our Tony takes to the dance floor, he gets caught up in metal mayhem. Eventually, Tony finds salvation in a Disco-Metal transformation, inspired by his favorite band, Tragedy.
The track is a new version of their version of Stayin’ Alive, taken from new album ‘The Joy of Sex’ – it’s out today and available to download from Amazon and other such sites.
The band are touring for this album very soon and play Think Tank in Newcastle on March 1st – tickets available here
Alex Comfort’s 1970’s sex manual, The Joy of Sex, was discovered by each of the band members when left alone in the house as a curious young man. Tragedy, with the advice of doctors and professional counselors, has created the first real Adult Sex Information Metal Album ever recorded. The Joy of Sex is for mature people who want to make their lovemaking richer and more varied.
These songs are presented alongside hand-drawn artwork, and discussed in unanxious practical detail, with reassuring authority and a sense of decimation.
“We are always being asked to graphically illustrate our lovemaking methods to our fans”, says Tragedy’s Mo’Royce Peterson, “and now, the whole world will be able to hold us in the palms of their hands and the drums of their ears, as we guide them through life’s carnal pleasures.”
The tracklist for the album is :
DO YA THINK I’M SEXY
LITTLE RED CORVETTE
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
DRESS YOU UP
DEAR SANTA (BRING ME A GODDAM GENTLEMAN)
Like anything with Tragedy, you are sure of a good time and a good laugh. Don’t miss this tour!
Be afraid, be very afraid – assume the position, your fun overload for 2017 is confirmed!
Tragedy – the band that was born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal are back!
Hitting up Think Tank on March 1st, 2017, they provide the most fun you can have with, or without, your clothes on.
If you’ve been under a rock and missed their amazingness – they were originally a heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees but have grown into something much much more, a bigger beast and the ultimate disco-metal party band.
They broke the internet with their cover of ‘You’re The One That I Want’ (see below) – and are of course coming to break hearts and minds yet again.
Tickets available online from www.seetickets.com and local record shops.
“You’re the One That I Want” Heavy Metal Tribute to ‘Grease’ is as great as it sounds. They created a music video for the cover, and it is exactly what you’d think a heavy metal version of Grease would look like. Between the crazy outfits, wild hair, air guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasn’t this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!”
“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.”
Tiny Mix Tapes
“Tragedy manage to dwell in the realm of novelty while far exceeding their worth as a concept…the aesthetic is somewhere in between the flamboyance of the disco-era Bee Gees and the flamboyance of mid-eighties hair metal, with some extra flamboyance thrown in for the sake of flamboyance.”
The Sun, UK
“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.”
“One of the hottest videos on the internet. These kids aren’t the leather jacket-wearing greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school. When the leader, Disco Mountain Man, arrives back in the halls, he’s greeted by his buddies who ask him what he’s been up to all summer. And much like Grease, it’s revealed that he met up with a girl. But this is no poodle-skirt wearing young lady. Instead, it’s an anarchy-loving blonde bombshell decked out in black and red. What follows is a re-imagined version of the song, with an ominous opening bass line and killer vocals from Mountain Man reminiscent of some of ’80s metal.”
“Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy…Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity…”
“The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for.”
“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!”
“Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.'”
“Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.”
“A note-perfect hair-metal spoof of You’re the One That I Want, complete with a locker scene set at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School. Only instead of pony tails and poodle skirts, the girls have teased hair and tattered Hot Topic outfits. You’ll never see Danny and Sandy the same after this metal ‘Grease’ cover.”