“All the energy of Joy Division but better clothes.”

Factory Records alumni A Certain Ratio have announced their UK tour details for 2018, and a reissue series beginning with 3 classic albums.

On Friday November 4th, ACR will be re-releasing  The Graveyard And The Ballroom, which originally came out on Factory Records in December 1979, plus To Each (1981), and Force (1986).

The band’s third album Sextet had already seen it’s reissue back in 2014.

The current reissue series will continue into 2018 and see the re-release of the long out of print albums Good Together and acr:mcr along with a rarities box set and a new compilation which will feature two newly recorded tracks later in the year.

A Certain Ratio’s lineup, currently comprised of Jez Kerr, Donald Johnson, Martin Moscrop, Denise Johnson, Tony Quigley and Liam Mullan, will embark on 7 UK dates starting with a show in Newcastle on March  16th, going on to include a performance in London on on April 21st.

Full details below.

ACR will also close out 2017 with a special performance in their hometown, Manchester, on December 16th.

16 Dec 2017 – Manchester 02 Ritz with Gramme


  • 16 March – Newcastle, Hoochie Choochie
  • 17 March – Glasgow, Stereo
  • 24 March – Bristol, Fiddlers Club
  • 25 March – Brighton, The Haunt
  • 21 April – London, Garage
  • 18 May – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
  • 26 May – Tameside, Atmosphere Festival

Tickets available here

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