Boys from The Jam head to Ipswich
PUNK band From The Jam are to play Ipswich's Regent theatre in November, it was announced today. The group, featuring Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler of the original line-up of The Jam, are starting their 22 date UK tour at the venue.
PUNK band From The Jam are to play Ipswich's Regent theatre in November, it was announced today.
The group, featuring Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler of the original line-up of The Jam, are starting their 22 date UK tour at the venue.
The winter tour starts on Wednesday November 21st and includes London, Glasgow and Birmingham and ends at Brighton Centre on Friday December 21st.
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 Mr Foxton including Smithers Jones and News of the World.
The duo is in the process of recording new material for release in 2008, including fresh versions of Mr Foxton's own early songs.
Mr Foxton said the announcement follows a Spring tour at smaller UK venues.
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He added: “We deliberately set out to make the May gigs intimate. For us it's all about getting closer to the fans.
“The concerts in November and December see us playing larger venues, accompanied with a bigger show. The new tour will give those people who didn't manage to get tickets for the May shows, a chance to do so.”
All tickets are £18.50 plus a £2.50 booking charge and go on sale at 9.30am on August 30. Call The Regent on 01473 433100 for more information.
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The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
They had 18 straight top 40 singles from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including four number one hits.
Two of these 18 singles were only available in the UK as imports, and as of 2007 they remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.
The Jam released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one in the UK album charts.
They drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk rock and new wave.
The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, distinctly English flavour, and mod image.
The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career.
Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and Rick Buckler played drums.