The Crack. I cannot explain to you the impact that this LP had. It is simply one of the best albums of it's time. A true treasure that does not age but only impresses the more you play it. Henry Rollins

Ruts DC have been enjoying a well deserved resurgence in recent years and have capitalised on it with the release of two well received new albums. Next year however they take a look back to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album The Crack. Frequently cited as one of the most influential albums to come out of the punk scene of the late 70s, it was a fitting testament to singer Malcolm Owen, who died in the following year.

They are joined on the tour by The Professionals, featuring Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook.

11th Feb Phoenix, Exeter
12th Feb Concorde 2, Brighton
13th Feb O2 Ritz, Manchester
15th Feb 02 Institute 2, Birmingham
16th Feb 02 Academy 2, Sheffield
17th Feb The Junction, Cambridge
18th Feb 02 Academy, Oxford
20th Feb Waterfront, Norwich
21st Feb Riverside, Newcastle
22nd Feb Garage, Glasgow
23rd Feb Aberdeen, Tunnels
24th Feb Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
26th Feb Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
27th Feb SWX, Bristol
28th Feb O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
2nd Mar Button Factory, Dublin, IE
3rd Mar Limelight, Belfast