40th Anniversary UK tour

The band are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a UK tour in May 2020. It comprises nine dates, starting in Newcastle on the 20th, following with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Bedford, London (Islington) and finishing at Brighton on the 31st.

Tickets are available through Flag Promotions or Ticketweb.

Gene Loves Jezebel tour poster 2020

Jay solo t-shirts

Jay has ‘Jay Aston’ t-shirts for sale during his current solo shows, but if you didn’t get to any of his live appearances, the shirts are available to order online.

Check them out and order here.

Sigma LXXXV Tour Passes

GLJ Meet and Greet

With just over half of the US tour now completed, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, together with Modern English and headliners, The Alarm, plus entourages, are thoroughly enjoying the coast to coast adventure and playing to such welcoming audiences. The humour and bonhomie of the bands has made a long tour fun – a far cry from the them and us of the three-band tour of the US of 1987, with New Order and Echo & the Bunnymen – and they have looked forward to meeting and playing to fans old and new on every date.

Not only is there still chance to see these three entertaining bands live on the same billing (with James Stevenson playing in two of them!), but remaining dates also have special meet and greet passes available. These are pre-show opportunities to chat with Jay, Pete, James and Joel, get things signed, take photos and hear a personal performance or two before they take to the stage for their set. These by necessity have limited availability, but with the inclusion of entry to the venue it also guarantees no hold ups in the queue, as the first band on can be very prompt sometimes. It’s a great chance to celebrate what is a very enjoyable tour with bands of such an ongoing heritage.

Reserve your place with a special Sigma LXXXV Pass for Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel by clicking this link (You will also find the offer details).

Jay Aston on spoken word release

Jay has once again collaborated with Jean-Marc Lederman – previously appearing on Lederman’s album The Last Broadcast On Earth in 2015 – this time reciting the Dylan Thomas poem, I Fellowed Sleep, for the new Jean-Marc Lederman Experience album, 13 Ghost Stories. Also appearing on the album is Julianne Regan reading her story, Triskaidekaphobia. Please note that both Jay and Julianne’s contributions are only available on the 23-track Deluxe Edition. 13 Ghost Stories is available from 1st March.

Here is a clip of Jay’s recital.

Jay Aston’s GLJ to tour US in 2019

The band, performing as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, are set to tour the US again this year. Spanning six weeks, the dates will see them perform alongside The Alarm and Modern English. We will bring you dates and ticket details as soon as all is confirmed.

The Alarm also features James Stevenson in their lineup. Still going strong, they released the acclaimed album Equals last year, and a further album, Sigma, will be released in June.

The Alarm
The Alarm

Modern English, who had the hit I Melt With You, are another long-lived band born in the post-punk era.

UK Tour begins tonight

Gene Loves Jezebel’s first UK tour for over ten years begins tonight with an appearance at Night People in Manchester, having been switched from the original venue of The Factory. Support for tonight’s show will be from the goth rock band, 1919.

After a successful tour of the US late last year, this will give UK fans a chance to experience the band playing their standards from the past alongside a new selection from the latest album, Dance Underwater.

This series of six dates has its finale in London, at the O2 Academy, Islington, on Saturday 19th. Then on Saturday 26th January, the band will be appearing at the Cascais Rock Festival in Estoril, Portugal.

Tickets, with the list of dates, are available through our Shows page.