GLJ to play LA’s Cruel World Festival

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.

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James Stevenson second solo album

James Stevenson will release a follow up to Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over on 9th July. The new one is called The Other Side Of The World, a reference to his brother, David, tragically succumbing to Pick’s Disease (a neurological brain disorder) last year.

Assisted by drummer Smiley and guest musicians including Henry Badowski, Terry Edwards, Jessica Lee Morgan, Elizabeth Westwood, Tracie Hunter, Mike Peters, Rana Rains and Harriet Stubbs, the album is produced by Peter Walsh.

It contains 11 tracks, and can be pre-ordered at James’ website here.

Peter Rizzo releases solo album

Pete, under the name Peter ‘Bugg’ Rizzo, has released a collection of solo work, in an album called Songs From The North. It comprises ten tracks, including those he released via YouTube in 2015-16. Pete plays every instrument on this self-produced release, with additional backing vocals from Juliette Risingham and Jay Aston. All proceeds from Bandcamp sales will go to The Rosa Fund charity, which supports women’s organisations.

The album is out now, and you can listen and download it from Pete’s Bandcamp page.

Ugly Buggs release digital album

Ugly Buggs album cover

Ugly Buggs – Jay Aston and Pete Rizzo – have reissued their self-titled album in an extended format. This features the original ten tracks plus the various singles that followed. There are also alternative versions making this a comprehensive nineteen track edition.

Available now, you can download the album or individual tracks, in your choice of digital formats, at the Ugly Buggs Bandcamp page.

The Mission European tour rescheduled for 2022

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.

See our shows page for the dates.

Find more information about the tour on the Mission’s site here.

The Mission tour cancelled

The Mission’s tour of Europe has predictably had to be cancelled once again, in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and therefore Gene Loves Jezebel will not be playing support dates in Spain and Portugal in March. The Mission will reschedule their tour in due course, to be retitled the ‘Deja Vu Tour’.

Jay contributes to ReMission International

TOS2020 cover

Released today and available for immediate download is TOS2020, Wayne Hussey and The Mission’s remake of their classic Tower of Strength. Dedicated to front-line workers dealing with Covid-19 with all proceeds going to various charities, the song features various friends of the band who were invited to participate. Along with Jay, the song features a host of artists – Andy Rourke, Billy Duffy, Budgie, Evi Vine, Gary Numan, James Alexander Graham, Julianne Regan, Kevin Haskins, Kirk Brandon, Lol Tolhurst, Martin Gore, Michael Ciravolo, Midge Ure, Miles Hunt, Rachel Goswell, Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Steve Clarke, Tim Palmer, Trentemøller, and also Michael Aston – all independently contributing to the project. There are various mixes of the song available for download, CD or vinyl, along with t-shirts.

Find out more and order from The Mission’s website.

Rescheduled live shows

Due to the ongoing ramifications of the Coronavirus, the 40th Anniversary Tour has once again been rescheduled, this time for May–June 2021.

The Mission’s United European Party Tour, with Gene Loves Jezebel again supporting on the Portuguese and Spanish dates, has been rescheduled for March 2021.

The Cruel World 2020 festival, due to take place in Los Angeles on 12th September, has been cancelled.

See the Shows page for all of the new details.