news archive- march 2011
30 March 2011
Black and Blue tour- a fan's perspective
Saturday the 26th saw the final gig on the band's Black and Blue tour at Manchester Academy. It had been a very successful tour all round. There had been larger audiences, an energetic and enthusiastic band and a radical change of set with many old classics unearthed for the first time in years.
Familiar face, Colin Mace, was lucky enough to go to every date and has kindly provided us with a day-to-day diary of the seventeen gig jaunt around England and Scotland.
Brighton Black and Blue photo OC
Updated 29 March 2011
Not so nice in Nice
Seven days in Nice, Jet's new book about the Nice affair in the summer of 1980, has now arrived from the printers. Apologies to all who were hoping to get their hands on the book during the tour. We
are sorry we were unable to fulfil our planned earlier delivery.
At last, we now have stocks delivered and ready for despatch. It will be available to buy in the next couple of days from Mamstore.To secure your copy, please go to the merchandise site.
We caught up with the author immediately before the March tour to interview him briefly about those legendary events.
21 March 2011
Summer gig in the North East
Another UK gig has been added to the band's Summer itinerary. The Skinny Twins festival takes place near Baz's hometown of Sunderland on Saturday 11th June. The festival website can be found here and tickets can be purchased from the link on the gig listing to the left.
20 March 2011
Black and Blue additions to merchandise site
Mamstore have now added several items of merchandise from the current UK tour to their site. The beanie hat, tour t-shirt and three rats crest polo shirt are now available from the merchandise site here
Other merchandise from the tour should be added soon. Please keep checking the Mamstore site if an item you wish to buy isn't listed just yet...
17 March 2011
Jet blogs about alledged racist lyrics
Following an email query to the site about the lyrics to I Feel Like A Wog, Jet felt compelled to respond about the misperception of the song.
Hammersmith: the return part II
The Black and Blue tourbus arrived in London yesterday for the sixth gig of the tour. The band made another triumphant return to the Hammersmith Apollo (Odeon!) last night and stormed through a varied set which covered their entire career with quite a few surprises thrown in...
Updated 21 March- Winkball were at Birmingham too...
Updated 29 March- ...and Manchester as well...
More summer gigs booked
The band have been confirmed to headline two festivals in the North of Britain over the August summer bank holiday. Friday 26 August sees them appearing at the Wizard Festival in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Ticket and other info can be found on their website
They are also playing on Sunday the 28th at the Solfest near Silloth, Cumbria. The Solfest website can be found here
Convention ticket update
In the first week of sales, over 500 tickets have been snapped up for November’s convention, and the Earlybird allocation is running out fast. With capacity around 750, the event is expected to be sold out very soon. Please book early to avoid disappointment…
A small number of people have experienced issues when purchasing tickets for the convention. If you have any such queries, please can you direct them to Music Glue at email@example.com
Additional European dates
Two new gigs have been added into the band's 2011 touring schedule. A second date in Lessines has been confirmed for the Benelux acoustic tour on Monday 11th April as the first has completely sold out. Details here
Also the band's appearance at Spain's Benicassim festival has now been announced for Friday 15th July. Ticketing and other details can be found on the festival website
The Nice affair revisited
Jet has been working for the past few years researching and writing his new book Seven Days In Nice in which he now discloses the more sinister elements to his original piece on the subject back in the summer of 1980. We feel that, in light of the new information, much of it obtained with great difficulty, this completely revised and re-written account of the Nice affair, is likely to go down in Rock lore as one of the most sensational stories in musical history, Rock or otherwise.
It is hoped that the book will be on sale at some point during the UK tour and we will be interviewing Jet about this infamous chain of events very soon...