AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND
MARCH 2008 TOUR DATES
Online Booking – www.liveguide.com.au
Sunday 9th March
Auckland, New Zealand - Sky City Theatre
Tuesday 11th March
|Wednesday 12th March|| |
Brisbane - The Tivoli
|Friday 14th March|
|Monday 17th March|| |
Hindmarsh - Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
|Tuesday 18th March|| |
Perth - Club Capitol
From The Jam consists includes Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, two thirds of the original line-up of The Jam. Public and media reaction in the UK to Foxton and Buckler's 2007 UK tours were filled with nothing but praise and adoration. "The fans have proven to us that they still feel passionate about the music of the Jam," says original Jam bassist Bruce Foxton. "We're still genuinely overwhelmed by the support and interest in the band."
Foxton and Buckler will perform all of The Jam's greatest hits and classic tracks from their studio albums including 'That's Entertainment', 'A Bomb In Wardour Street', 'This Is The Modern World', 'Going Underground', 'A Town Called Malice', 'The Gift', plus other Jam originals written by Foxton including 'Smithers Jones' and 'News of the World'.
Russell Hastings (vocals, guitar)
Dave Moore (keyboards, guitar)
Rick Buckler (drums)
Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals)
|All live photos: (c) Gary Clark c/o www.imageshooter.co.uk|
Foxton and Buckler are in the process of recording new material for release in 2008, including fresh versions of Bruce's own early songs. A live DVD that was filmed at the band's December 19th 2007 sold-out London Kentish Town Forum concert will be officially released in Europe during May 2008. The DVD will also include an audio CD recording of the same concert.
"We deliberately set out to make the May 2007 UK gigs intimate," says Bruce. "For us it's all about getting closer to the fans. The concerts in November and December saw us playing larger venues, accompanied with a bigger show. The North American tour will give our American and Canadian fans a chance to see us play for the first time in twenty-six years (Foxton and Buckler last toured with the original line-up of The Jam back in '82).
Photo credit: (c) Gary Clark c/o www.imageshooter.co.uk
In 2006, Bruce Foxton joined Rick Buckler, Russell Hastings and Dave Moore as a special guest during concerts in Guildford, Birmingham and Brighton.
“I have reflected on the continual demand from the public for a full Jam reunion,” said Foxton. “Rick and I have talked this over carefully. The Jam still means so much to everyone, including ourselves.”
The current line-up includes Russell Hastings (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals), Dave Moore (keyboards, guitar) and Rick Buckler (drums).
“The songs still sound exciting,” adds drummer Rick Buckler. “The crowds went crazy on the recent UK tour. The songs sound bigger and more edgy. Bruce and I are really excited about bringing the new line-up and show to North America and Australia.”
The band's current live show is intense, musically proficient, dynamic and raw. The recent London concert kicked off with a thunderous live version of 'This is the Modern World' that was soon followed by a rapturous version of the Kink's classic 'David Watts' and the Who's 'So Sad About Us'.
The 90-minute show didn't let up while the band continued to churn out cutting edge versions of 'Private Hell', 'Bomb on Wardour Street', 'That's Entertainment' and 'Going Underground'. The encore set temperatures rising with stunning renditions of 'Down at the Tubestation' at Midnight', 'The Gift' and 'Town Called Malice'.
Thanx Peter Noble PR