Monday, November 14, 2011

Mick Jones to play Clash songs on UK tour

Mick Jones will be pulling out some old songs for a special tour next month.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Jones will be performing some Clash tunes as part of a UK tour for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

The Big Audio Dynamite leader will play the Justice Tonight tour, which aims to promote the campaign set up by the friends and family of the 96 people who lost their lives in the Hillsborough soccer disaster in 1989. The human crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest remains the deadliest stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the worst ever international soccer accidents.

After a special one-off show at Liverpool’s Olympia in aid of the HJC 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 UK.

For Mick, this will be the first time he will be performing Clash songs since 1982.

“I’m totally honored to be part of something so meaningful, and I hope that we can do some good,” says Jones, who reformed Big Audio Dynamite earlier this year.

The Justice Tonight tour includes 6 UK dates, starting December 1.

Mick Jones
Justice Tonight tour

Dec 01 – Cardiff - University Solus
Dec 02 - Manchester - HMV Ritz
Dec 03 - Sheffield - Leadmill
Dec 08 - London - Scala
Dec 09 - Liverpool University
Dec 10 - Glasgow - O2 ABC

See also:

VIDEO: Big Audio Dynamite rock Jimmy Fallon
Clash guitarist reforms Big Audio Dynamite
The Clash: London Calling coming to Rock Band 3 on Feb 1
The Clash: London Calling film in the works