James, with his band The West London All Stars, has a one-off pre-Christmas show on Sunday 12 December. It will take place at Pizza Express Live, 99 High Holborn in London. The band features Gene Loves Jezebel’s Peter Bugg Rizzo and their recent stand-in drummer, Smiley, together with Terry Edwards, Patrick Ralla, Elizabeth Westwood and Jennie ‘Belle Star’ Matthias, with a special guest appearance by pianist Harriet Stubbs. Smiley will also be the opening act.
Jay has four further solo appearances this month. He will be the opening act for Dead Men Walking on dates to celebrate the release, on Friday 5 November, of their new studio album, Freedom – It Ain’t On The Rise.
Dead Men Walking are made up of Kirk Brandon of Theatre of Hate/Spear of Destiny together with Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy of The Ruts, and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers. They perform versions of their own repertoire alongside classic covers and songs from their new album.
In November Jay will be doing two intimate shows at Arnside in the Lake District. They are being put on by Moochin’ About, the purveyors of jazz who have a Jazz & Blues café in the town, and these shows will be held at the Arnside Sailing Club on The Promenade.
On Thursday 18th November the first evening will comprise a Q&A with Jay, hosted by John Robb, and followed by a short set. On Friday 19th, Jay will perform a full set.
These performances will be dedicated to the remembrance of Jo McLaughlin, who sadly died young and suddenly earlier this year.
Gene Loves jezebel have been confirmed for Sinner’s Day festival which will go ahead at the end of October this year. The three day festival takes place at Heusden-Zolder in Belgium and GLJ will play on the main stage on Monday 1st November, taking to the stage at 13:50 for a fifty minute set. Fields of the Nephilim will headline that day, but the festival also comprises The Mission, Gary Numan, The Stranglers, Chameleons and Glen Matlock among many, many others. Find out more and purchase tickets from the Sinner’s Day website.
The 40th Anniversary UK Tour has unfortunately had to be rescheduled, and will now happen in April 2022, finishing at London’s O2 Academy in Islington on Sunday 1st May. Dates have been updated on our shows page.
With 14th May 2022 already sold out, the Cruel World festival have added a second date, 15th May. Announcement will be made on 25th June, with tickets available from 2pm PT on Wednesday 30th June, and a presale from noon. Full details will be available from 11am PT on 25th at the Cruel World website.
Gene Loves Jezebel, as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, will be playing at the Cruel World festival in the USA in May 2022. Taking place at ‘Brookside at the Rose Bowl’ in Pasadena on Saturday 14th May 2022, the band will be alongside an impressive line-up of artists including Blondie, Bauhaus, Devo, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd and Morrissey.
Presale starts on Friday 11th June at 10am Pacific Time (6pm GMT), and tickets will start with a $29.99 deposit. You can register for early access at the Cruel World website.
For detailed ticket options and payment plans, as well as to book and find out more details go to the Cruel World website here.
The Mission have rescheduled their European tour. Originally titled the United European Party Tour, it is now known as the Deja Vu Tour and will see the band resume their dates across Europe and the UK in spring 2022. Gene Loves Jezebel will be the support once again for the dates in Spain and Portugal.