Steve Ignorant finally reveals the full dates for the long awaited re-scheduled tour of his Crass Songs 1977 – 1984. They were never going to be done again. They are now. Thank fuck for common sense. This is going to be a raucous sweaty tour for the old punks who witnessed them in their heyday and an eye opener for latecomers, who were too young to see the spectacle of the controversy that folded in those short eight years of incendiary anarcho punk. Just google Thatchergate for an example. Of course things will be different from those heady days of flying ashtrays and gob, yet to witness a second coming should be an eye opener for anyone who has soaked up the back catalogue. The two Pete’s should be accompanying the man himself along with the excellent Carol Hodge who has just released solo album number three (reviewed here), joined by the drummer Jay Bagnall, a dynamic human metronome. As an extra bonus he will be accompanied by Stoke’s finest punk folk rockers Headsticks on the Europe leg (album reviewed here). Not to be missed!



27th Crane Lane, Cork

28th The Grand Social, Dublin

29th Voodoo, Belfast


24th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th Newcastle Uni, Newcastle

26th La Belle Angele, Edinburgh


07th 100 Club, London

08th Concorde 2, Brighton

09th Midland Calling, Wolverhampton

10th Jac’s, Aberdare tba

22nd Club Academy 3, Manchester

23rd Scotland Calling, Glasgow


11th North-West Calling, The O2 Ritz, Manchester


1st – 3rd, Ruhrpott Rodeo, Hunxe

15th – 16th, Finland


4th – 7th Rebellion Festival, Blackpool


Europe Tour: 13th – 22nd Europe (Special guests: HEADSTICKS)

Thu 13.10.22   GER-Berlin, SO36
Fri 14.10.22     GER-Hamburg, Hafenklang
Sat 15.10.22    GER-Dusseldorf, Zakk
Sun 16.10.22   BEL-Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
Mon 17.10.22  NED-Amsterdam, Melkweg
Tue 18.10.22   FRA-Paris – venue tba
Wed 19.10.22  FRA-Dijon, Les Tanneries – tba
Thu 20.10.22   GER-Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
Fri 21.10.22     GER-Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
Sat 22.10.22    CZE-Prague, Klub 007 Strahov

Words by Wayne Carey, Reviews Editor for Louder Than War. His author profile is here

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