From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings are coming to the The Cavern Club, Liverpool on Thursday 17th March 2016 with their ‘That’s Entertainment’ Acoustic Tour.
Bruce and Russell, joined on stage by pianist Tom Heel, will perform a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue as well as handing over the microphone to the audience for a question and answer session. The Jam were the sound of the British youth in the late 70s and this intimate show is a rare opportunity to hear those songs in this stripped down way. “We played some acoustic shows last year and it was a revelation how well the songs work acoustically” says Bruce. “It’s a testament to a good song that they have stood the test of time and don’t need a full band and big production in order to work so well.”
Audiences can expect to hear classics such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as favourites including Strange Town, When You’re Young and Start.
The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement – debut single ‘In The City’ – and in 1978 released their third album ‘All Mod Cons’. The Jam became the sound of The British youth and one of the greatest and biggest selling bands in British history. In 2000, Q magazine placed ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
Three years on from the 2012 release of the critically acclaimed ‘Back In The Room’, Bruce and Russell Hastings are returning to the studio to record a new album titled ‘Smash The Clock’ for release April 22nd 2016. The news was announced on crowdfunding site PledgeMusic, with Bruce saying “Its [Back In The Room’s] success was made possible by Pledge Music and, in turn, by you the public getting involved, for which we can’t thank you enough. The initial demos are sounding great and Russ and I can’t wait to start recording in early January. As on the last album we will have a few guest appearances, which we’re really excited about.”
“There may never be a Jam reunion but it’s reassuring to see someone as talented and passionate as Bruce Foxton being able to take these wonderful old songs out on the road and communicate so successfully with this Modern World” LouderThanWar
Preview: That’s Entertainment Acoustic Tour – Thursday 17th March 2016
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