A concert to celebrate the end of The Jam’s exhibition in Liverpool is coming to the Echo Arena in October, as Getintothis’ Will Neville reports.
The concert is being organised by Paul Weller’s sister Nicky, co-curator of the exhibition. She actually set up The Jam’s fan club when she was a teenager back in the late 1970’s.
“I really wanted to give something back to the fantastic fans of the band, and what better way to do it than host this show,” says Nicky Weller, “The gig at the Echo Arena will be a brilliant conclusion, with Bruce, Rick and Paul’s band rattling through all the hits like Town Called Malice, Going Underground, Down In The Tube Station and That’s Entertainment.”
The Jam are one of the most influential bands to emerge from the punk era, with their songs and look still loved by millions around the world 34 years after their split. Their legacy remains unsullied by the merest hint of a reunion.
A Celebration Of The Jam takes place at the Echo Arena on Wednesday, October 5, with tickets on sale now. Some of the proceeds will go to local charities, including Be One Percent and Impact England.
A raft full of support acts and special guests have been announced to make the event even better than previously anticipated. Local music veterans The Farm will be support for the evening, sprinkling in some tracks from The Jam in their set.
Specials guests include Paul Weller’s own backing band The Songbook Collective and Badly Drawn Boy. Cameos from Nick Heyward, Mark Brzezicki, former La’s and Cast man Barry Sutton, Tom Hingley, and Chris Griffiths. This isn’t the last we will hear in the run up to the concert, with even more guests to be announced in the coming days.
Tickets are £45, and are available now from the Echo Arena’s box office.