At the risk of sounding like every broken record of 2020, the handful of live Jim Bob shows planned for the end of this year (this week and next week) aren’t going ahead.
The good news is that after a lot of logistical shuffling behind the scenes, the dates have finally been rearranged for next year. Also, the handful has been extended to three handfuls.
The tour starts in Cambridge on the 4th November and ends in London on the 20th at the Electric Brixton. It used to be called The Fridge. Jim Bob last played there in 1990 with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. That was the night the venue manager asked whether the Carter stage backdrop was fireproof, Jim Bob said yes and the venue manager took out his lighter and set fire to it
Jim Bob will be playing songs from his chart smash (no. 26) album ‘Pop Up Jim Bob’ live for the first time. His amazing band The Hoodrats will be backing him to make sure that happens in spades. There will also hopefully be songs from another brand new album, and what would a triumphant return to celebratory new normality be without a traditional and legendary big fuck off singalong of Carter USM songs. 2021 is the 30th anniversary of Carter album ‘30 Something’. Maybe Jim will play the whole thing. Three-hour set anyone?
So that’s, Twenty-twenty-one. For the win.
Tickets already purchased for the postponed Hebden Bridge, Newcastle and Edinburgh shows are still valid. Hebden Bridge and Newcastle were originally sold out but check with the venues for available tickets/returns
Thursday 4 November Cambridge Junction 2
Friday 5 November Hebden Bridge The Trades Club check ticket agents and venue box offices for any returned tickets
Saturday 6 November Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 11 November Newcastle Cluny check ticket agents and venue box offices for any returned tickets
Friday 12 November Edinburgh Summerhall
Saturday 13 November Manchester Gorilla
Sunday 14 November Shiiine On Minehead
Thursday 18 November Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 19 November Birmingham O2 Institute
Saturday 20 November London Electric Brixton