From The Jam + Nine Below Zero (Setting Sons Tour)
Support: Nine Below Zero
This autumn From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. The critically acclaimed album reached #4 in the UK and was the band’s first album to enter the US charts. Succeeding ‘All Mod Cons’, the album became a commercial success, earning them their first top ten hit single – ‘The Eton Rifles’.
“We can’t wait to perform the whole of ‘Setting Sons’ live” says vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings. “The album has been noted as another one of The Jam’s best albums along with ‘All Mod Cons’. It seems that even the obscure album tracks like ‘Little Boy Soldiers’ and ‘Thick As Thieves’ are as popular when we play them live as the hit singles.” says Hastings.
One of the UK’s finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. In 1980 they signed to A&M Records and released the seminal “Live at the Marquee” album. By the end of that year they had moved from selling out the Marquee to selling out the Hammersmith Odeon. In 1981 their first studio album “Don’t Point Your Finger” and the band made appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Test and the South Bank show. In 1982 they appeared on “The Young Ones” with the track “Eleven + Eleven” before releasing arguably their finest album “Third Degree” which features such tracks as “Wipe Away Your Kiss” & “You Can’t Say Yes And You Can’t Say No”. The album’s iconic image was taken by none other than David Bailey.
Nine Below Zero have shared stages over the years with Chuck Berry, The Kinks, The Who, Eric Clapton, & Squeeze.