The tour which is Mick Jones and friends playing Clash songs to raise awareness of he Hillsborough Justice Campaign looks like being the key rock n roll event of he Christmas run in with special music for a special cause. The tickets are selling fast and it’s a brilliant cause with an amazing line up of musicians resurrecting the ‘spirit of The Clash’…
The gig they played in Liverpool earlier in the autumn is one of classic events of this year with Mick Jones playing several Clash songs with special guests that he had not played since his days in the band.
The latest news is…
1. The set has been extended with more Clash songs
2. The London gig at the Scala is now sold out.
3. there have been several new guests announced…
James from Glasvegas for the Glasgow show
Jon from Reverend and the Makers for Sheffield
Richard Hawley to DJ in Sheffield
Members of Primal Scream for London Show
Lots more guests to be announced…
4. John Robb LTW! will be the compere.
5. Don Letts and Terry Farley will DJ
6. Tom Watson MP, the MP who drove the campaign against the Murdochs will be making a speech each night.
Thursday 1st”â¹”â¹ Cardiff Uni Solus ”â¹”â¹0292 078 1458
Friday 2nd ”â¹”â¹Manchester HMV Ritz ”â¹0844 248 5117
Saturday 3rd”â¹”â¹ Sheffield Leadmill ”â¹”â¹0114 2212 828
Thursday 8th ”â¹”â¹London Scala ”â¹”â¹”â¹0207 403 3331
Friday 9th ”â¹”â¹Liverpool University ”â¹”â¹0844 477 2000
Saturday 10th”â¹”â¹ Glasgow O2 ABC”â¹”â¹0844 499 9990
tickets also available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.gigsinscotland.com
The full press release for the event is blow..
In Aid of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Mick Jones (The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite)
Plus surprise special guests at each venue
After a special one off show at Liverpool’s Olympia in aid of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign earlier this year, The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Pete Wylie, The Farm and special guests will tour Justice Tonight around the country this December to raise awareness of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.
Every gig should have a reason and these shows are about getting Justice for the families, survivors and supporters of the 96 people who died at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground on 15th April 1989.
For Mick Jones this will be the first time he has toured performing Clash songs since 1982 and says:
“I’m totally honoured to be part of something so meaningful and I hope that we can do some good”Â
Joining Mick are Pete Wylie who’s powerful, emotional and political songs are just what are needed for these shows and ”ËAll Together Now’ legends The Farm. Just announced this afternoon as very special guests members of Primal Scream will be joining the line up at London, James Allen from Glasvegas at Glasgow, Jon McClure from Reverend and The Makers will perform and Richard Hawley will DJ in Sheffield.
The Hillsborough Justice Campaign continues to fight for justice for the victims of the disaster and for the truth to be established. Everyone volunteers their time and skills for free. As well as challenging the official version of events, the group also helps survivors of the disaster, many of whom have suffered long term psychological damage.
The HJC has operated in the face of great adversity for years and has had to utilise new technology to promote the campaign in the face of a hostile media. It is the view of the HJC that the Hillsborough Disaster and subsequent cover up is a miscarriage of justice. Human and civil rights were denied in the aftermath of the disaster. It is for this reason that the HJC is pleased to support the forthcoming concerts which aim to promote the broader issue of justice in a society where rights are increasingly being eroded.
Tom Watson MP, a supporter of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign will also be appearing on the tour on selected dates and there will be DJ Sets by Don Letts & Terry Farley at London Scala. More special guests will be announced soon.