Theatre offers Mother’s Day treat

CALUMET — On Sunday, May 12, the Calumet Theatre is offering Mom a rare, and different, treat for Mothers Day. British music group EXTC will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day on the theater stage.

The group XTC was an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972. Fronted by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s. The stopped touring in 1982, becoming studio band.

Emerging out of the post-punk and new-wave explosion of the late 70s. XTC experienced global success, touring with the likes of The Police and Talking Heads.

Now, four decades later, XTC’s legendary drummer, Terry Chambers, is back on the road with his band EXTC (named and approved by XTC frontman, Andy Partridge).

Their hits include:

• Making Plans for Nigel

• Senses Working Overtime

• The Mayor of Simpleton

• Dear God

• King for a Day

Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends, XCT achieved only sporadic commercial success in the U.K. and U.S., but attracted a considerable cult following. If Mom was among the XCT fans, this is her chance to see them live.

Nate Jones, theater director of operations, said tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased online at https://www.calumettheatre.com/theatre-staff/box-office-2/, or at the Calumet Theatre box office.


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