Original Diodes Re-Unite! First Gig In 20 Years!
Live On Mike Bullard Show, Friday, Jan. 22nd
Jan. 14th, 1999
The original Diodes (John Catto, Ian Mackay, Paul Robinson, John Hamilton) plus second drummer Mike Lengyell will perform live for the first time in 20 years, one night only, for the TV show, "Open Mike With Mike Bullard" on Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
Despite the worst snowstorm in years snarling up Toronto streets, the original Diodes are gearing up for their first show together since 1978 when original drummer John Hamilton quit and was replaced by Mike Lengyell.
To celebrate the release of the SONY CANADA compilation, "Tired Of Waking Up Tired: The Best Of The Diodes", the original group are in Toronto (guitarist John Catto and singer Paul Robinson are flying in from England) getting ready to perform live on "Open Mike With Mike Bullard".
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This is also the first time John Hamilton and Mike Lengyell will perform together. Hamilton will handle keyboard duties (as heard on their classic single, "Tired Of Waking Up Tired").
"Some of the guys haven't seen each other in 20 years," says former manager Ralph Alfonso, in Toronto to help co-ordinate these one-time only promo activities. "This is the one and only time fans of their music will be able to see them." None of The Diodes are currently involved in music.
The Diodes CD re-issue is garnering solid praise and the group itself is being re-discovered as Diodes material has been unavailable for over 20 years.