A punk legend is set to hit Liverpool, and wouldn’t you know it our special correspondent Davey Ramone is unavailable, so Getintothis‘ David Hall will have to do.
Longtime member of influential first-wave New York punks the Ramones Christopher Ward – better known by his stagename C. J. Ramone – has announced a summer date in Merseyside.
C.J. Ramone was best known as the youngest member of the punk outfit when he joined the group as bassist in 1989, replacing founding member Dee Dee. C. J. remained with the Ramones until the band’s eventual retirement in 1996. He featured on three studio albums and three live albums.
His first show as a band member after joining the group was in Leicester, so a UK tour represents something of a homecoming for the now-51-year-old.
Since the dissolution of the Ramones, C. J. has released three solo albums, and has contributed to EPs and albums for various other acts including Los Gusanos and Bad Chopper. C. J.‘s current live band includes ex-Agent Orange guitarist and Adolescents founder member Steve Soto, and plays a mixture of Ramones covers and C. J.‘s solo material.
C. J. Ramone plays The Magnet, Liverpool on Wednesday August 30, doors 7pm.
UK tour dates:
August 26: The Underworld, London
August 27: Exchange, Bristol
August 28: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
August 29: Redrum, Stafford
August 30: The Magnet, Liverpool
September 1: The Limelight, Belfast
September 2: The Forum, Aberdeen
September 4: The Parish, Huddersfield
September 5: The Hairy Dog, Derby
September 7: MK11, Milton Keynes