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Wednesday 28 March 2007

Foxton & Buckler Set To Jam-It-Up @ The Brighton Centre

'From The Jam featuring Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler', two thirds of the original line-up of The Jam, today announced a major twenty-one-date UK tour which will conclude with a gig at Brighton's premier arena venue, The Brighton Centre.
From The Jam To The People Of Brighton

The gig marks the band's 25th anniversary and coincides with the original line-up's last ever concert together at the very same venue (Brighton Centre, December 11th 1982).

The songs still sound exciting," says drummer Rick Buckler.

"We have just returned from playing three concerts in Italy and the crowds went crazy. The songs sound bigger and more edgy.

"Bruce and I are really excited about touring together this year and it gives everyone in the UK the opportunity to see us in great venues."



Overall, public and media reaction to Foxton and Buckler's pending May UK tour has been nothing short of phenomenal.

The Jam were the first rock band to re-define a new generation of mod culture in the late seventies, not seen since the arrival of the The Who, The Kinks and The Small Faces.

The interest, cultural and musical impact and reverberations of this highly influential and legendary British band are still felt and cited by current bands today.


"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.

Bruce and Rick are in the process of recording new material for release in 2008, including fresh versions of Bruce's own early songs. The release will coincide with a North American and Japanese tour.


"We deliberately set out to make the May gigs intimate," says Bruce. "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."



In 2006 Bruce joined Rick, Russell Hastings and David Moore as special guest during concerts in Guildford, Birmingham and Brighton.


"I have reflected on the continual demand from the public for a full Jam reunion," says Bruce. "Rick and I have talked this over very carefully. The Jam means so much to everyone, including ourselves."


'From The Jam' @ The Brighton Centre on Friday 21st December.

Tickets priced £20 from the Box Office on 0870 900 9100 .. or online @ www.seetickets.com or www.brightoncentre.co.uk


by: Mike Cobley




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