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Don't Look Back is a yearly series of concerts in which London-based promoters All Tomorrow's Parties ask artists and bands to play one of their seminal albums live in its entirety. The season started in London in 2005, and has since spread its wings further each year, appearing from 2006 onwards in America and Europe (ATP has hosted stages of Don't Look Back performances at Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Chicago), and in 2008 onwards in Australia.


Previous Don't Look Back SeasonsEdit

Below is a listing of the years in which each album was first performed as part of the Don't Look Back concept. Some albums have seen repeat performances at later dates, while others, such as Sonic Youth, Slint, and The GZA, went on to tour with the concept. Melvins, inspired by their performance of the album Houdini recorded a CD performing it live entitled A Live History of Gluttony and Lust.

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A repeat performance for 2008 was TortoiseMillions Now Living Will Never Die in New York.


Repeat performances for 2009 include Dirty ThreeOcean Songs at ATP Australia: Mount Buller, Australia in January and at ATP New York in September.


A repeat performance for 2010 was Sleep performing Holy Mountain in New York in September.


A repeat performance for 2011 was Thurston Moore performing Psychic Hearts in London in December.


Repeat performances for 2012 include The Raincoats performing their debut LP at the request of Jeff Mangum at Minehead in March.

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