July 2004 Bruce Foxton Latest Tour - full details
July 16 -- Morecambe: Wasted Festival
SLF are headlining Friday at this four day festival featuring scores of bands. See all the details on the festival's Web site.
July 17 -- Hull: Hull University
Order tickets by phone at 01472 349 222 or online at Ticketweb.co.uk
July 18 -- Lincoln: The Drill Hall
Order tickets by phone at 01472 349 222 or online at Ticketweb.co.uk
July 19 -- Crewe: Limelight
Order tickets by phone at 01472 349 222 or online at Ticketweb.co.uk
US and Canada
August 3 -- Seattle: Graceland
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 109 Eastlake Avenue E Seattle. Tel. 206-381-3094. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $15.
August 4 -- Portland: Berbati's Pan
Ages 21+. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 231 SW Ankeny. Tel. 503-248-4579. SLF onstage at 10:45pm. Tickets $17.50.
August 6 -- San Francisco: Slim's
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 333 Eleventh St. Tel. 415-255-0333. SLF onstage at 11pm. Tickets $20.
August 7 -- Santa Ana: Galaxy
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 3503 South Harbor Blvd. Tel. 714-957-0600. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $17.50.
August 8 -- Los Angeles: House of Blues
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 8430 Sunset Blvd. Tel. 323-848-5100. SLF onstage at 9:45pm. Tickets $17.50. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 9 -- San Diego: Brick by Brick
Ages 21+. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 1130 Buenos Ave. Tel. 619-276-3993. SLF onstage at 10:15pm. Tickets $18. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 10 -- Phoenix: Mason Jar
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls.. 2305 E. Indian School. Tel. 602-956-1266. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
August 12 -- Dallas: Trees
Ages 17+. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 2709 Elm St. Tel. 214-748-5009. SLF onstage at 10:15pm. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door.
August 13 -- Austin: Emo's
Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 603 Red River. Tel. 512-447-3667. SLF onstage at midnight. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
August 14 -- Houston: The Engine Room
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 1515 Pease. Tel. 713-654-7846. SLF onstage at 11am. Tickets $15. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 16 -- Atlanta: Cotton Club
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls.. 152 Luckie St. Tel. 404-688-2516. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $15.
August 18 -- Washington DC: Black Cat
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 1831 14th St. Tel. 202-667-4527. SLF onstage at 10:45pm. Tickets $15.
August 19 -- Philadelphia: Theatre of the Living Arts
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 334 South St St. Tel. 215-922-2599. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $17.50. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 20 -- New York: Irving Plaza
Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 17 Irving Pl. Tel. 212-777-6817. SLF onstage at 10:20pm. Tickets $20. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 21 -- Boston: Paradise
Ages 18+. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 967 Commonwealth Ave. Tel. 617-562-8800. SLF onstage at 10:45pm. Tickets $16. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 22 -- Toronto: Lee's Palace
Ages 19+. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 529 Bloor Street West. Tel. 416-532-7383. SLF onstage at 10:30pm. Tickets $20.
August 24 -- Pittsburgh: Rex Theatre
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 1602 East Carson St. Tel. 412-381-6811. SLF onstage at 9:45pm. Tickets $17. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 25 -- Cincinnatti: Bogart's Front Room
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 2621 Vine St. Tel. 513-872-8800. SLF onstage at 9:45pm. Tickets $12.50. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 26 -- Detroit: St. Andrews Hall
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 431 East Congress Tel. (313)961-8137. SLF onstage at 10pm. Tickets $17. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 27 -- Chicago: Metro
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 3730 North Clark Tel. (773)549-4140. SLF onstage at 8:30pm. Tickets $15. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
August 28 -- Minneapolis: Fine Line Music Cafe
All ages show. Support bands: Throw Rag, The God Awfuls. 318 1st Ave. North Tel. 612-338-8100. SLF onstage at 10:45pm. Tickets $15. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com.
July 2004 Paul Weller Latest Tour - full details
24 Cirque Royalle, Brussels, Belgium - tickets available on - www.goformusic.be
26 E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
27 Heidelberg, Stadthalle, Germany
29 Berlin, RBB Sendesaal, Germany
30 Kampnagel, Hamburg. Germany
Tickets available through - www.karsten-jahnke.de
Or by phone from Ticketservice: +49 (0)1805 - 00 62 80 EUR 0,12/Min.
Latest Dates for November 2004 - 23.6.04
Sat 6th Glasgow Armadillo, Scotland
Sun 7th Glasgow Armadillo, Scotland - extra date
Tue 9th Wolverhampton Civic
Wed 10th Hull Arena
Fri 12th Newcastle City Hall
Sat 13th Nottingham Arena
Sun 14th Blackpool Opera House
Tue 16th Manchester Apollo
Thu 18th Cardiff Int. Arena
Sat 20th London, Hammersmith Apollo
Wed 24th Plymouth Pavilion
Thu 25th Brighton Centre
Tickets: £28.50 ( £30.00 London) maximum 6 per person
On Sale - 4th June - 9am
Showtime: 7.30pm - Buy tickets here
July 2004 - The Guilfest line up has been announced and includes bands such as Blondie, The Stranglers, The Damned, UB40, The Alarm, Ocean Colour Scene, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Simple Minds and many more. The full line up and tickets here
Bruce Foxton's latest album with Stiff Little Fingers is called Guitar & Drum
It is quite simply one of the best albums released this year. Available in the shop
June 2004 - Stiff Little Fingers are headlining the Morecambe Festival and announce US Tour dates. Details here
April 2004 - Paul Weller Latest News
25th April 2004 - Paul Weller Tour Dates - Tickets here
1st June - The Royal Albert Hall
2nd June - The Royal Albert Hall
3rd June - The Royal Albert Hall
12th June, Bedgebury Forest, Kent
13th June, Thetford Forest, Suffolk.
19th June, Dalby Forest, N Yorks
20th June, Delamere Forest, Cheshire.
26th June, Sherwood Forest, Notts.
4th July - Petworth House, West Sussex.
JAPAN - 2004
July 24 - Yokohama International Stadium
July 25 - Osaka Dome
EUROPEAN DATES - 2004
7th August - Haldern Festival, Germany.
8th August - Lokerse Festival, Belgium
25th April 2004 - Questions are spinning around asking if Bruce Foxton has left Stiff Little Fingers to join The Casbah Club. He hasn't and has no intention of doing so. Bruce has enjoyed The Casbah Club tour and looks forward to continuing to work with them when his SLF commitments allow the time.
25th April 2004 - The success of the debut Casbah Club tour (see below) has been phenomenal. The set was made up of some of the very best Big Country, The Silencers and Jam tunes, including Town Called Malice, Butterfly Collector, Tube Station, Going Underground and That's Entertainment. Just to hear those bass lines played properly, for the first time in 23 years, was worth the entrance fee alone. Highly recommended. Reviews here
27th March 2004. Fresh from the sell out Stiff Little Fingers national tour Bruce is straight back on the road again with The Casbah Club playing a set including Jam and Big Country tunes.
The Casbah Club debut tour dates
Tuesday 13th April – Wrexham, Central Station
Wednesday 14th April – Glasgow, Garage
Friday 16th April – Belfast Limelight
Saturday 17th April – Dublin, Olympia
Sunday 18th April – Limerick, Dolan's
Tuesday 20th April – Liverpool, Carling Academy2
Wednesday 21st April – Wolves, Robin2
Thursday 22nd April – Bristol, Carling Academy
Friday 23rd April – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Saturday 24th April – London, Carling Academy, Islington
More about The Casbah Club here
January 2004 - Weller New Album - Wanting to take a break from songwriting for a while, Paul Weller tells Billboard.com that his next album will be a covers set featuring songs by Tim Hardin and Sister Sledge. The disc, he says, will be dubbed "Forty Days and Forty Nights" after the Muddy Waters song.
22nd January 2004 - Bruce Foxton & SLF begin World Tour ( see slf.com for venue details )
USA - Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com
February 3 -- Cleveland USA - Peabodys Downunder
February 4 -- Pittsburgh USA - Club Laga
February 5 -- New York USA - Roseland Ballroom
February 6 -- Washington DC, USA - Nation
February 7 -- Philadelphia USA: The Electric Factory
February 8 -- Boston USA - Paradise
February 25 -- Pinarella di cervia (ra): Rock Planet
February 26 -- Rome: Blackout
February 27 -- Reggio Emilia: Corallo
February 28 -- Zingonia (bg): Motion Corso Europa.
February 29 -- Bassano (vi): La gabbia
UK - Tickets available at www.wayahead.com and www.ticketweb.co.uk
March 7 -- Northampton: The Roadmender
March 8 -- Norwich: The Waterfront
March 9 -- Leeds: Metropolitan University.
March 10 -- Birmingham: Carling Academy
March 12 -- Liverpool: Carling Academy Liverpool
March 13 -- Scunthorpe: Baths Hall
March 15 -- Newcastle: Newcastle University.
March 16 -- Aberdeen: Lemon Tree
March 17 -- Glasgow: Barrowland
March 19 -- Manchester: Manchester University
March 20 -- Pontypridd: The Muni Arts Centre
March 21 -- Bristol: Carling Academy
March 23 -- Exeter: Lemon Grove (University)
March 24 -- Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms
March 25 -- Brighton: Concorde 2
March 26 -- London: The Forum.
26th October 2003 - Unfortunately the story in yesterday's News Of The World about The Jam playing 5 nights at Knebworth next year just isn't true. If you read the note I wrote two weeks ago ( below ) you can see where they got their idea from but it isn't true. The event's organiser at Knebworth House has even emailed to find out if it there is any truth in it - and they should know!
Two weeks ago I wrote what might happen IF The Jam reformed, not that they are reforming, and I think that is reasonably clear. Although - as I have always said, never say never.
12th October 2003 - The story going around that The Jam are reforming and that Bruce and Paul have put their differences behind them are not true. What is true is that Bruce and Paul never fell out in the first place and therefore haven't got any differences, as Bruce explains in his Foreword to the new book The Jam - Sounds From The Street. What is also true is Paul has been talking to friends about how to contact Bruce for a few beers, but that is as far as it goes at the moment.
Should The Jam ever reform and re-record there is no doubt that simple act alone would cement the band in rock history as one of the greatest of all time. Albums would be instant number ones and The Jam are the only band who could sell out Knebworth five nights running, setting records all round. ( Never mind Oasis or Robbie Williams ) No other band could achieve that and nor can Paul as a solo artist, so who knows whether the rumour might become true in the future. If Paul is ever going to earn the status as an artist he undoubtedly deserves there is only one thing for it. And I for one have never ruled that out.
1st October 2003 - A new Jam book is due out this month.( 31st October ) Sounds From The Street. An authoritative chronology of The Jam's career weaves around an in depth study of the band's entire musical legacy, including all the pre Polydor recordings and 3 previously unknown Jam tracks from 1980. Featuring exclusive contribution from Bruce Foxton and is already regarded as the definitive account. It tells the inside story of one of Britain's best loved groups. Published by Reynolds & Hearns in October 2003.
14th October 2003 Bruce is Jamming again - For the first time in 21 years Bruce Foxton will be playing Jam tunes when he joins Three Men and Black for a mini acoustic tour in November.
31/10 Frames in Milton Keynes
01/11Theatre Royal Winchester
02/11Concorde II in Brighton
03/11The Arts Centre Swindon
05/11 The Casbah - Sheffield
More info here
1st October 2003 - Paul Weller Live appearances in the winter -
Buy tickets online here
Tour dates here
18th August 2003. The New Age Jam, tribute band gig guide here
16th August 2003 - Russ Hastings from Maximum High has launched his fantastic Tribute To Paul Weller acoustic show. To find out more visit here.
12th August 2003 - Bruce Foxton working with Townsend. Latest Project news with sound clips here
23rd July 2003 - Weller signs new record deal - details here
25th May 2003 - R.I.P - Today we hear the sad news that Dave Liddle, Paul's guitar technician of over 20 years, died yesterday of the lung cancer he has battled for some time. Julie Kershaw has dedicated a web page in his memory here
15th May 2003 - Jam/Paul Weller fanzine All Mod Icon is now available to order online. To order a four-issue subscription from issue 10 pay £11.00 (UK) , 20.30 Euros (Europe/Eire), $30.00 via Pay Pal payable to firstname.lastname@example.org
11th May 2003 -Bruce Foxton back in the studio with Stiff Little Fingers - New album out this summer on EMI. UK & US Tour to follow.
8th May 2003 - We're back. As you all know the website has been missing for a few weeks thanks to the bizarre attitude of our former ISP Virtual Internet of Kings Road, London. It was largely due to the odd Kathy Newland who seems to be way out of her depth as part of the human race, let alone working in IT finance & accounting. Kathy tried to charge us in excess of £1500 for services with Virtual Internet we never asked for or used. It has taken her nearly a year to even look into the overcharging and when she did found she had to remove over £1000 at a stroke, but still insisted on charging us over £500 for what amounted to a domain renewal ( £30 ) and one years hosting ( £110 ) which we declined to take up, preferring to move our domains to a more sociable and better organised company. However, the hapless Kathy Newlands chose instead not to properly explain these charges and take the website down in an attempt to force us to concede. She then failed to reply to our 40 ( that's Four O ) attempts to resolve the problem so we turned to Network Solutions in America who agreed immediately that Virtual Internet were not behaving in a proper manner and arbitrarily removed our site from their servers enabling us to join a properly run company.
The bizarre part though is this. Whilst we all assumed Kathy Newlands is a frustrated clerk with delusions of authority and influence, it appears she is fully supported by her boss Mike Gordon, who clearly has no influence or control over her and by his boss, the guy who owns the company Jason Drummond who clearly doesn't give a toss about anyone. Collectively their actions have so far cost them over forty accounts of friends and colleagues of ours, although this will be lost on Kathy who hasn't mastered the basic principle of manners yet, let alone economics.
Luckily for everyone these chancer's are not above the governing bodies or the Law, as they are sure to find out.
Welcome back. - Graham Willmott May 2003.
8th March 2003 - Bruce Foxton has been asked to join Dead Men Walking for an acoustic tour this year. He is asking Jam fans to email in the songs you would like to see him do ( for the first time in 20 years ) with Mike, Glen & Kirk. email suggestions here
14th February 2003 - Bruce Foxton touring the UK with Stiff Little Fingers in March. Dates here
14th January 2003 - Rick Buckler announces a re release of all Time UK songs. Available now with details here.
10th November 2002 - It's here at last. The Complete Jam, a live history on DVD is released by Polydor on 7th October. It's a collection of rarely seen footage from various TV shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Marc Bolan show and the first ever Tube in 1982. Also included is a sample of the famous Newcastle City Hall gig in 1980, rated by Rick Buckler as one of the band's best live performances. And there are rare interviews, 16 promos, scrap book gallery and much more. Reviewed here Mail order it here.
30th October 2002. Thanks to everybody who came and made The Squire night such a success ( including all the head bangers ) It was so goood that the Mod Gods have been persuded to do it all again and will play a full set on November 29th, once again in aid of children's charity The Rainbow Trust. They will be supported by Northern Soul DJ Gregor Culross. More details here. The Squire picture gallery here
17th October 2002 From the Jamming archives - Tony Fletcher interviews The Jam in 1979 here.
16th October 2002. Mod band Squire are reforming for a charity R & B night. Renamed for the evening as 'The Squire' the band will play a full set in aid of childrens charity The Rainbow Trust and are supported by Northern Soul DJ Gregor Culross. More details here.
14th October 2002 - Rick Buckler announces a re release of all Time UK songs as part of a collection on Detour Records. Reviewed here soon and the album will be available before X mas. More details to follow.
20th September 2002 - Universal have asked us to announce The Complete Jam DVD launch at the Virgin Megastore in London on 7th October, the day of it's release. A Jam tribute band, introduced by Gary Crowley, will perform a 30 minute live set from 1pm and the first 200 people to buy the DVD, after the performance, will be given a free T-shirt. Virgin Megastore are also giving away a free DVD player plus framed DVD artwork. Get down to the Megastore on the 7th - Don't miss it.
10th September 2002 - It's here at last. The Complete Jam, a live history on DVD is released by Polydor on 7th October. It's a collection of rarely seen footage from various TV shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Marc Bolan show and the first ever Tube in 1982. Also included is a full recording of the famous Newcastle City Hall gig in 1980, rated by Rick Buckler as one of the band's best live performances. Also included are interviews, 16 promos, scrap book gallery and much more. Pre order it here.
9th September 2002. Weller wins Muso's Muso award. PDF download details here ( thanks to Excess Press )
9th September 2002 - How refreshing it is to see Paul Weller straight in at Number 7 with his new single 'It's Written in the Stars' and sharing the spotlight with such luminaries as Darius, Abs, Ms Dynamite & N-Trance. Atomic Kitten remain a Number One with their complete desecration of the Blondie classic The Tide is High. What company the great man keeps these days. Hear a clip here
9th September 2002. - Blur's Graham Coxon being interviewed in this months NME, was asked about a song title on his new album. "There's a song on the album called 'Big Bird'. It's not about the 'Sesame Street' character. And The Jam did a song called 'Big Bird' on 'The Gift' . But it's not that, it's a new big bird song. It's about big birds, not derogatory comments about women either. Concordes or phoenixs. Or rocs, the Sinbad bird. It's 'cos of the crow connection, I seem to have this obsession with crows. The great big ominous omnitudunalality of the crow which I see as symbolic and all the darkness." Seems to have fallen out of his tree...!!!
4th September 2002 - Just announced, Bruce Foxton & SLF Winter Tour dates. More details and online ticket purchasing will be added when available.
December 5 -- Edinburgh: Liquid Rooms
December 6 -- Kilmarnock: Grand Hall
December 7 -- Bradford: Rio's
December 8 -- Macclesfield: Bar Cuba
December 10 -- Cambridge: The Junction
December 11 -- Bilston: Robin 2
December 12 -- Stoke: Sugarhouse
December 13 -- Northampton: Roadmender
December 20 -- Dublin: Temple Bar Music Centre
December 21 -- Belfast: The Empire
30th August 2002 - Order the brand new Weller album Illumination - here
24th August 2002 - The J.A.M ( The Jam Appreciation Movement ) a young tribute band, played a blistering live set at The Star in Guildford - Picture & set list here - The first Jam tribute band to play the venue. Visit their website here
23rd August 2002 - The Jam step in to ease Middle East tensions. The United Nations Security Council diplomats have been involved in detailed negotiations over sanctions on Iraq. The meetings are between the first secretaries of all the 15 Security Council members, each of whom are experts in Iraqi politics. Collectively they have decided to play a five minute music clip at the start of every negotiating session, rotating music from each of the countries involved. Last Monday it was the turn of the UK delegation to 'bring in the music' and two songs from English legends The Jam were played. It isn't known which songs were chosen but they were selected by Came Ross, the UK expert in Iraqi Affairs. ( Presumably it wasn't Going Underground, A Bomb in Wardour Street, Burning Sky or No One in the World..! )
22nd August 2002 - Bruce Foxton is involved in a new cult BBC cartoon series to be screened later in the year called Dr Bone. He provides the voice to one of the characters.
15th August 2002 - Weller plans to take the new album to America and announces plans for a US Tour in Spring 2003. More details as they are released.
13th August 2002 - Weller... extra date added at Manchester Apollo - Wednseday 23rd October
13th August 2002 - 'It's Written In The Stars', Paul Weller's new single is out on September 2nd and the radio play begins next week. The video has been shot at The Roundhouse in Camden Town but without Steve White who was giving a drum seminar in Bristol instead. His brother, Oasis drummer Alan, stepped into the breach for the day.
Hear the track here and let us know what you think here
12th August 2002 - Bruce Foxton working with Townsend. Latest Project news with sound clips here
11th August 2002 - Bruce Foxton chats to The Sun readers - here
7th August 2002 - A complete Discography has been published here. Singles / Albums
5th August 2002 - Brand new addition. The Jam chat room, kindly provided by Kevin Locke, is now open for a trial period. Try it out here
21st July 2002 - Weller to play in Spain on August 3rd at the Benicassim Festival
15th July 2002 - Out Now! Jam fanzine All Mod Icon issue 6. Featuring an interview with official Jam photographer Twink (including two prints from his exhibition) an interview with Dennis Munday, and reviews of The Sound Of The Jam & The Jam At The BBC. £2.50 ( Price includes P&P; ) payable to Drew Hipson, to: All Mod Icon, 28c Braeface Road, Seafar, Cumbernauld G67 1HJ. info @ email@example.com More details here
6th July 2002 - Bruce Foxton's Stiff Little Fingers have just released a 3-CD boxset called Anthology.The first two CDs include all the singles from the band's 25 year career, including B-sides. The third is a live recording originally released as the See You Up There LP. 55 tracks in all! Anthology is on salein the shop or by emailing us here.
5th July 2002 - Paul Weller new studio album details are announced here.
1st July 2002 - The Guildford Festival line up is announced on the news page
12th July 2002 - Weller Live...! October 2002 Tour details
Sat 12th Brighton Centre
Sun 13th Milton Keynes, Sanctuary
Wed 16th Glasgow, Braehead Arena
Fri 18th Newcastle Telewest Arena
Sat 19th Birmingham NEC
Mon 21st Cardiff Int. Arena
Tues 22nd Manchester Apollo
Wed 23rd Manchester Apollo
Sat 26th Hull Arena Sun
27th Nottingham Arena
Tue 29th Bournemouth Int. Centre
Wed 30th Wembley Arena - London
3rd June 2002 - The Jam at the BBC. Possibly the best live recording available, is released on June 3rd 2002. Track listing here. Reserve a copy here. Sleeve notes by Adrian Thrills here
15th May 2002 - Bruce Foxton interviewed live by Soccer AM's Tim Lovejoy. Hear it here..
10th May 2002 - The Jam break all records and look set to enter the UK album chart at number 1 with the compilation album The Sound of The Jam. Already album of the week on BBC Radio 2, Virgin, hundreds of local radio stations and HMV record stores. Only The Beatles could hope to achieve this 20 years after their last studio recording.
8th May 2002 - Bruce Foxton & SLF - US dates announced. It's a short trip, designed to find one lucky U.S. record label to release the new album. ( Info courtesy of Shirley Sexton www.slf.com ) The schedule is:
June 15 -- Boston: Paradise Concert line: 617-423-NEXT. Tickets - 617-423-NEXT, Info - 617-562-8804. Order tickets online from Next Ticketing. Doors at 8:00PM, Tickets $15. This is an 18+ show.
June 16 -- Northeast U.S., to be determined. Details to follow.
June 17 -- New York: BB King's 237 West 42 St. (212) 997-4144. Order tickets by phone from Ticketmaster 212-307-7171.
June 18 -- San Francisco: Slim's Doors: 8:00 PM, Showtime: 9:00 PM. Tickets $18. Order tickets online from Virtuous. All Ages.
June 19 -- Los Angeles: Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Phone: 310-276-6168.
No additional dates will be added, But further details on these shows will be posted as they become available here
7th May 2002 - Legendary Rock & Roll photographer Twink is releasing his vast and previously unseen portfolio of photographs, including hundreds of original Jam shots, via a new website. Get up close and personal with Twink here. www.thejamarchive.com
7th May 2002 - Tribute Band The New Age Jam are appearing again at The Jam theme pub in Hartlepool, The Spot, on May 16th. These are fantastic nights, don't miss it.
6th May 2002 - Issue 5 of All Mod Icon is out now. With 32 pages, it features Jam fan-club letters, reviews and interviews with Jam tribute bands The New Age Jam & The Modern World, and 4 previously unpublished Jam photographs. £2.50 ( price includes P&P; ) to All Mod Icon, 28c Braeface Road, Seafar, Cumbernauld, Scotland, G67 1HJ. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
6th May 2002 - We have just heard that the new album, The Sound of The Jam is set to enter the charts in the top ten having sold in excess of 65,000 copies on advance order. With the exception of The Beatles, no other band has consistently charted at such a high position 20 years after their last recording. Available now in the shop on this website.
5th May 2002 - New Album The Sound of The Jam sells 65,000 copies on the first day and is set to enter the charts in the top ten. Available in the shop.
3rd May 2002 - The news from Polydor is that the single, In The City, which has been re released as a limited edition to mark 25 years of The Jam, has sold out in two days, sending it to a mid week chart position of number 19, and finishing the week at number 36, which is as high as it could possibly go given the number Polydor printed. I imagine they wish they had doubled their estimate now...!
19th April 2002 - New Jam Tribute Band The J.A.M ( The Jam Appreciation Movement ) play The Star in Guildford ( the first Jam tribute band to do so ) on 15th June - We've just heard their demo CD and it's first class. Come and see them play.
17th April 2002 - Bruce Foxton & Stiff Little Fingers are off on tour again.
Stiff Little Fingers Tour details are:
April 19 -- Guernsey, Channel Islands: Beau Sejour Center with the Stranglers. SLF Stagetime: 8:00 p.m. Purchase tickets online at OnStageEvents.net
April 20 -- Jersey, Channel Islands: Fort Regent Leisure Centre with the Stranglers. SLF Stagetime: 8:00 p.m. Purchase tickets online at OnStageEvents.net
May 13 -- Bristol: Academy Details to come.
May 15 -- Wrexham: Central Doors open: 7.30pm. Credit card Ticket Hotline: 01978 264 940 (Phase One Records).
May 17 -- Dublin: Vicar Street Details to come.
May 18 -- Belfast: Empire Music Hall Details to come.
July 20 -- East Kirkcarswell Farm, nr. Kirkcudbright, Dumfriesshir, Scotland: Wickerman Festival SLF headlining. Detailed ticket and venue info at the Wickerman Festival site.
More info at the SLF Website here
15th March 2002 - Rick Buckler appears in ITV's After They Were Famous - prime time Saturday night just before The Premiership. Catch up with Rick on 4th May 2002 ( 10pm )
14th March 2002 - The only Paul Weller dates confirmed this year so far are.....
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester - on 12th July 2002 Cost of tickets - £27.50
Route of Kings at Hyde Park, London W1- on Sunday 28th July 2002 Cost of Tickets - £35
More info here
4th March 2002 - released from Stiff Little Fingers tour info.
Bruce Foxton's Stiff Little Fingers March UK tour is now underway, with the first show in Manchester Friday night. Attendee Paul Russell wrote, "The 1st gig of the tour kicked off in Manchester last night... and it was superb!!!!, A number of fans said it was the best gig ever, Fingers were brill, the crowd were really enjoying the whole thing, and at the end Derek Russell, a huge fan of SLF, changed the usual chant of "Fingers" and got everyone singing happy birthday to the boys!"
Some of you may have checked http://www.aloud.com recently and seen that they were sold out of tickets on some shows. They've received another allotment of tickets, so check again if you still need some. To our knowledge, there are still tickets available for all shows on this tour, though they're going fast!
If any of you are planning on attending the SLF gig in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on March 18th and are looking for somewhere to stay, Jake would like to shamelessly plug his friend's newly acquired hotel !! It's the "Chirt on House Hotel" at: 46, Clifton Rd, and their reservations number is: ( 0191 )-273-0407.
21st February 2002 - Something special for those of us down south. The New Age Jam ( already with a huge following in the North ) are coming south to show us what they are all about. Look out for them at The Beacon Court, Gillingham in Kent on 2nd March and at The Junction in Burgess Hill on 30th March. We will all be there.
7th February 2002 - Issue 4 of The Jam fanzine All Mod Icon is out next week featuring previously unpublished photo's and a review of Jam 01 the tribute gig held at Guildford Civic Hall last November. More info here
29th January 2002. New Jam tribute band The J.A.M ( The Jam Appreciation Movement ) play The Old Turk in Dewsbury on 14th March and Joseph's Well in Leeds on 22nd March 2002. P.s....5th March - We've just heard their demo CD and it's first class. Go and see them.
20th January 2002 - The New Age Jam play a tribute gig celebrating 25 years of The Jam's signing to Polydor, at The Spot, The Jam theme pub in Hartlepool on 25th February 2002, don't miss it. Click here for their gig guide
16th January 2002 - Bruce Foxton & SLF Live tour details here. Click here for SLF live reviews...
March 1 -- Manchester: Manchester University Student's Union, Sackville Street. Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 0161 832 1111
March 2 -- Sheffield: Leadmill Tickets available online from TicketWeb Box office telephone: 0845 300 4050
March 3 -- Whitehaven: Civic Hall Box office telephone: 01946 852821
March 4 -- Leeds: Irish Centre Box office telephone: 0113 245 5570
March 5 -- Blackpool: Spanish Hall - Tentative.
March 7 -- Swansea: Patti Pavillion Tickets available at Derek's Records 01792 654226
March 8 -- Milton Keynes: Woughton Centre Box office telephone: 01908 660392
March 9 -- Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 023 9286 3911
March 10 -- Oxford: The Zodiac - Details to come.
March 11 -- Nottingham: Rock City - Details to come.
March 13 -- Birmingham: Academy 2 Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 0121 262 3000
March 14 -- Liverpool: The Lomax Box office telephone: 0151 256 5555
March 16 -- Aberdeen: The Lemon Tree Box office telephone: 01224 642230
March 17 -- Glasgow: Barrowlands Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 0870 9033 4444
March 18 -- Newcastle: Newcastle University Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 0191 261 2606
March 20 -- Norwich: The Waterfront Box office telephone: 01603 508050
March 21 -- Brighton: Concorde 2 Tickets available online from Aloud.com Box office telephone: 01273 772770
March 22 -- London: The Forum Tickets available online from Ticketmaster Box office telephone: 020 7344 0044
3rd January 2002 - The word is that there are two ( not one but TWO ) new releases from Polydor this year of previoulsy unreleased material from the live Jam archives. They include the BBC John Peel Sessions and celebrate the 25th anniversary of signing to Polydor. More news as and when we get it. It is not known if they will be a limited edition release so to reserve a copy email us here.
18th December 2001 - The fantastic Maximum High have two big gigs lined up. New Years Eve at Sheiks Nightclub in Bognor Regis and then supporting Bob Geldof at Portsmouth Guildhall on Feb 15th. Don't miss them.........
1st December 2001 - For all the Scottish boys and girls don't miss Jam tribute band The Modern World play Strawberry Fields, Oswald St, Glasgow on Sat 8th December. Supported by Breeze, doors open 7.15pm sharp.
16th November 2001 - The excellent new Jam Fanzine All Mod Icon is up and running and issue 3 is out this week. For a copy send £2.50 ( £3 overseas ) to Drew Hipson - 28c Braeface Road, Seafar, Cumbernauld, Scotland G67 1HJ. Or visit the website here
14th November 2001 - Jam theme pub opening. Lifelong friends and massive Jam fans Steven Callaghan and Andrew Murphy got fed up moaning to each other that they had nowhere with any decent music to go for a drink, so they decided to create their own. The Spot at 100 York Road, Hartlepool is packed with Jam memorabilia & photo's and has a juke box packed with all the Jam's ( and Weller's ) music, plus others from The South, Small Faces, Oasis, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and many more. The grand opening is on 29th November. Don't miss it... Their website goes live next week and can be found at www.itsthespot.co.uk
1st November 2001 - Bruce Foxton and SLF British Tour details here
October 27th 2001 - Paul Weller European Acoustic Tour details.
Wed 31 Utrecht / Music Centre
Thu 1 Bremen / Modernes Fri 2 Haldern / Buergerhaus
Sun 4 Bielefeld / Forum Mon 5 Trier / Tuchfabrik
Tue 6 Freiburg / Jazzhaus Thu 8 Ludwigsburg / Scala
Fri 9 Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
Sun 11 Hamburg / Schlachthof
Mon 12 Hamburg / Schlachthof
Tue 13 Potsdam / Nikolaisaal UK
Wed 28 Edinburgh / Corn Exchange
Thu 29 Bradford / St Georges Hall
Fri 30 Blackburn / King Georges Hall
Sun 2 Poole / Arts Centre
Mon 3 Reading / Rivermead
Wed 5 Cambridge / Corn Exchange
Thu 6 Croydon / Fairfield Hall
Fri 7 Bristol / Colston Hall
Mon 10 London / Royal Albert Hall
Wed 12 London/Royal Albert Hall
10th October - Days of Speed, containing Paul's first revisits to his Jam back catalogue is reviewed here.
1st October 01 - New The Jam T Shirts available now in the shop.
11th September 01 - The New York tragedy...... Bruce Foxton and the rest of Stiff Little Fingers were not caught up in the attacks in New York although they were still in the city following their sell out shows at The New York Underground last night and the night before. Thank you for all the concerned emails. SLF postponed their Los Angeles concert for tonight ( 11th September ) and it is probably rescheduled for Sunday 16th September. More information at www.slf.com
4th September 01 - Official Jam DJ 'Kevin Lock' from the Kevin Lock Information Pages will be taking care of the music during the breaks throughout the evening at Jam 01
4th September 01 - Bognor based band Maximum High have confirmed as the third outstanding band playing on the Tribute to The Jam - Jam 01. More details in the Jam 2001 pages of this site.
1st September 01 - A random draw was made of all the buyers of the limited edition print and Dave Stafford's name was drawn. He had his framed picture presented personally by Rick Buckler, in Dave's home town of Bognor Regis, live on Spirit FM radio. Rick also gave an interview at around midday before retiring to a local hostelry for lunch with Dave and his mates. These random presentations will continue throughout the year.
30th August 01 - The fantastic Eddie & The Hot Rods will appear live at Jam 01 - A Tribute to The Jam. Details in the Jam 2001 pages of this website.
14th August 2001 - Paul Weller European Acoustic Tour ticket details here Ticket hotline: 0049 - ( 0 ) 40 41 80 68
31.10 - Utrecht - Music Centre 01.11 Bremen / Modernes 02.11 Rees-Haldern / Buergerhaus 04.11 Bielefeld / Forum 05.11 Trier / Tuchfabrik 06.11 Freiburg / Jazzhaus 08.11 Ludwigsburg / Scala 09.11 Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal 11.11 Hamburg / Schlachthof 12.11 Hamburg / Schlachthof 13.11 Potsdam / Nikolaisaal
7th August 2001 - JAM 01 - The third tribute to The Jam is announced. Details in the Jam 2001 section of this website
1st August 2001 - Bruce Foxton US tour news, ticket info and online ordering here - www.slf.com
September 6 -- Boston, MA, US, The Paradise
September 7 -- Philadelphia, PA, US, The Trocadero
September 8 & 9 -- New York, NY, US, Village Underground
September 11 -- Los Angeles, CA, US, Roxy Theatre
September 12 -- Santa Ana, CA, US, Galaxy Theatre
September 13 -- San Francisco, CA, US, Slim's
September 15 -- San Diego, CA, US, The Casbah
London - UK
November 24 -- London, Astoria, Holidays In The Smoke
21st July 2001 - www.thejam.org wins the BBC's Website of the Month award at www.bbc.co.uk
1st June 2001 - Jam 01 is getting more and more likely as we have had over 700 emails in now reserving tickets
19th May 2001 - It's here...! The famous Twink photographs taken of The Jam during the sessions for The Gift album sleeve in 1982, have now been issued as a Limited Edition ( 250 ) numbered collectors item. This is the first time any genuine 'The Jam' collectable memorabilia has ever been released. Judging by the 500 or so emails requesting details, it looks to be a huge success. Get your order in early to avoid missing out one this one off opportunity. Details in the shop.
18th May 2001 - It has been suggested that a gig being held at the Woking Football Club towards the end of May is a Jam.org event. This IS NOT the case. We wish them well, but it's not an official event, so please do not direct your enquiries to this website...
13th May 2001 - We are looking for copies of the ten track promo Polydor released of the recent Box Set. Any of you media, record company & radio types got one lying around....? Please let us know here.
9th May 2001 - The shop has been open for about 2 weeks and business is booming. We will be adding to this and improving it all the time so please keep coming back. For a wide range on music books go to our partners at musicroom.com.
8th May 2001 - Thanks for all the email about the Limited Edition Photo's. We will post further information about this. They are currently on the drawing board being set out.
1st May 2001 - Special Note: After a long time negotiating with official Jam photographer 'Twink' we have secured an exclusive arrangement to produce a series of original Band prints, subsequently used on the album cover 'The Gift', in a Limited Edition release, each complete with a biography of the photo, a signed provenance and a presentation frame.
These photo's are strictly limited in numbers ( only 250 )
18th April - We've just won an International Award for Web Design for
www.thejam.org - not bad eh...!!
13th April Jam.org t shirts available here
6th April - Stiff Little Fingers dates announced. Find out here.
1st April. The first of the singles collection released by Polydor. Reviewed here
24th March 2001 - The remaining dates of the nationwide Stiff Little Fingers tour have been postponed after Bruce Foxton was injured last night in London. Bruce is at home recovering and is expected to make a full recovery by the time SLF arrive in Dublin on May 18th to continue the tour. Tour details at www.slf.com/live.htm Further details will be available here soon.