LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Punk/mod band The Jam is regrouping for a tour to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the drop of the band's first album "In the city" which debuted in 1977.
Well, two thirds of the band at least. Bruce Foxton (backing vocals & bass) and Rick Buckler (on the kit) are heading out on the road for a 20 date tour in the UK. This will be the first tour for the band in over 20 years.
Paul Weller (lead vocals & guitar) will apparently not be joining the tour. He has been a vocal critic of such a notion, stating during a 2006 interview that a reunion would "never happen" and that such reunions were "sad" adding that "Me and my children would have to be destitute and starving in the gutter before I'd even consider that"
His mates didn't get the message though. The band, hugely popular in the UK never quite made the jump to the US but they still have a strong following among fans. In their heyday, they charted 18 straight top 40 hits including four #1s between their formation in 1977 to their dissolution in '82.
The Jam's UK Tourdates
2 May – Oxford Zodiac
3 May – Cambridge Junction
5 May – Middlesbrough Town Hall – The Crypt
6 May – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
7 May – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
9 May – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
10 May – Stoke Sugarmill
11 May – Liverpool Academy 2
12 May – Sheffield Leadmill
13 May – Preston 53 Degrees
16 May – Bristol Academy 2
17 May – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
18 May – Cardiff Point
19 May – Guildford Surrey University
20 May – Isle of Wight – The Venue – Ryde Theatre
23 May – Norwich Waterfront
24 May – Tunbridge Wells – The High Rocks
26 May – Northampton Soundhaus
25 May – Reading Fez Club
27 May – Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers