From the Jam open their new tour celebrating 35 years since the release of The Gift at Uppermill Civic Hall in just a few weeks before returning to the region to perform at Manchester’s The Ritz.
Legendary bass player, Bruce Foxton, well acclaimed vocalist, Russell Hastings and their band From The Jam have been touring the UK celebrating 40 years since their debut album In The City. Now as we are now over half way through the year, they have decided to celebrate the anniversary of their final album ending 2017 with this tour too.
Released in 1982 on Polydor, The Gift was one of The Jam’s most successful albums, reaching No 1 in the UK album chart. Produced by Peter Wilson, the album contains one of the band’s most well-known hits, Town Called Malice.
Bruce Foxton’s new album Smash The Clock was released in May 2016. The album was co-written with From The Jam band mate Russell Hastings and featured guest appearances from Paul Weller, Wilko Johnson and Paul Jones. The album debuted in the UK Top 40 chart and was recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn studios.
Like Bruce’s previous full length Back In The Room (2012), the album was crowd-funded through Pledge Music, with a campaign in which fans could purchase items such as handwritten lyrics, signed CDs, LPs, artwork, etc. The band commented “its success was made possible by you the public getting involved, for which we can’t thank them enough.”
Where and when are From The Jam performing in and around Manchester?
From The Jam open their tour at Uppermill Civic Hall on 22 September before returning to the area for Manchester gig at The Ritz on 18 November. The shows form part of their 23 date UK tour which takes in:
22 September – Uppermill, Uppermill Civic Hall
23 September – Newcastle, The Academy
29 September – Glasgow, Oran Mor
30 September – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
1 October – Edinburgh, The Liquid Rooms
6 October – Peterborough, The Cresset
7 October – Chesterfield, The Avenue
13 October – Holmfirth, The Picture Dome
20 October – Dorking, Dorking Halls
21 October – Cambridge, The Junction
28 October – Salisbury, City Hall
2 November – Cardiff, The Tramshed
3 November – Oxford, O2 Academy
4 November – Northampton, The Roadmenders
9 November – Stroud, The Subscription Rooms
10 November – Portsmouth, The Pyramid Centre
11 November – Nottingham, Rock City
18 November – Manchester, The Ritz
19 November – Birmingham, The Institute
23 November – Bridgewater, Blake Hall
24 November – Clapham, Clapham Grand
25 November – Norwich, Epic Studios
30 November – Leamington Spa, The Assembley