At long last, after many, many requests, here is the limited edition double DVD from our 40th Anniversary Global Gathering Livestream, available for a limited period exclusively in our Shop.
After some consideration, we decided that to radically remix the sound or pictures would take away much of the immediacy and live feel that were so important to the spirit of the event. So while the sound has been remastered and the sync issues corrected, mostly we have stayed as true to the original broadcast as possible. We have also kept the packaging minimal to keep the price and shipping costs as low as we can.
So it is as it was – more than two and half hours of totally live performance, complete with the half-time nostalgia slideshow. Enjoy!
Once again we’re sorry to announce the postponement of gigs, with all Justin’s solo German shows now moved to September. All tickets will still be valid.
We. 01.09. Übach-Palenberg - Rockfabrik
Th. 02.09. Dortmund - FZW
Fr. 03.09. Coesfeld - Fabrik
Sa. 04.09. Worpswede - Music Hall
Mo. 06.09. Hamburg - Knust
Tu. 07.09. Rostock - Mau
We. 08.09. Neuroppin - Bodoni-Museum
Th. 09.09. Leipzig - Moritzbastei - Terrasse
Fr. 10.09. Nürnberg - Löwensaal Garden (Open Air)
Sa. 11.09. Lindau - Club Vaudeville
Mo. 13.09. Freiburg - Jazzhaus
We. 15.09. Tübingen - Sudhaus
Th. 16.09. München - Backstage Areal Süd Open Air
Fr. 17.09. Frankfurt - Batschkapp Sommergarten
Sa. 18.09. Osnabrück - Hyde Park
Mo. 20.09. Köln - Freideck Kantine Open Air
Justin’s ‘Surrounded’ album and the return of ‘Navigating by the Stars’ will be released on May 28th and can be pre-ordered here…
With New Model Army, we are still unsure regarding the Glasgow Garage show but at the moment it looks like Kubix Festival and Lakefest will be going ahead. In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be at Beautiful Days on August 20th.
And AT LAST the special limited edition DVD set from our 40th Anniversary Global Gathering will be available in our Shop in a few days (more details soon).
Here is a second track from Justin’s ‘Surrounded’ album, entitled ‘Clean Horizon’.
“I think that unaffected simplicity is the holy grail for song-writers, but of course you can’t make that happen either by force of will or by hard work. I think that it’s more a case of being open to what comes. Just occasionally there are songs that kind of write themselves. I fall into conversation with a person – it might be someone I know well or a complete stranger – and in the course of the conversation I can suddenly see directly into the person’s heart, I can feel their story and I want to write it. Combine this with a simple melody and it’s done. Clean Horizon was one such song, written and recorded very quickly the morning after one of these conversations, with just a guitar and voice and with the later addition of my friend Tobias Unterberg’s wonderfully emotive cellos.” JS
‘Surrounded’ will be released on 28th of May on double vinyl, media-book CD and digital, accompanied by the longing-awaited re-release of Justin’s first solo album ‘Navigating by the Stars’. Both are available to pre-order now from all the usual big outlets but we are recommending independent online retailers running special bundles. In the UK, this will be Townsend. However, we are aware that shipping costs and Brexit nonsense will make it easier and cheaper for many people to pre-order in their own countries. This link should take you to different outlets depending on your ip address.
Unfortunately, the North American physical release has been delayed until July 21st but the album will be available digitally on May 28th.
In addition, Justin has been booked to play a series of socially-distanced (and many open air) solo shows in Germany. Originally scheduled for June the shows have now been moved to September because of the on-going Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. All tickets remain valid for the new dates.
01.09. Übach-Palenberg, Rockfabrik
02.09. Dortmund, FZW
03.09. Coesfeld, Fabrik
04.09. Worpswede, Music Hall
06.09. Hamburg, Knust
07.09. Rostock, Mau
08.09. Neuroppin, Bodoni-Museum
09.09. Leipzig, Moritzbastei - Terrasse
10.09. Nürnberg, Löwensaal Garden (Open Air)
11.09. Lindau, Club Vaudeville
13.09. Freiburg, Jazzhaus
15.09. Tübingen, Sudhaus
16.09. München, Backstage Areal Süd Open Air
17.09. Frankfurt, Batschkapp Sommergarten
18.09. Osnabrück, Hyde Park
20.09. Köln, Freideck Kantine Open Air
Stay safe everyone. We hope to see you soon.
Due to the continuing Coronavirus situation it will perhaps come as no surprise that we have had to reschedule this summers Berlin shows once more. The three shows, and particularly the Tempodrom show with the Orchestra Sinfonia Leipzig, would have required a lot of preparation and travel to do to their full potential which is sadly not possible at this time due to the on going pandemic restrictions.
The new rescheduled dates for the three shows are:
15.07.2022 Berlin - Tempodrom
16.07.2022 Berlin - SO 36 (SOLD OUT)
17.07.2022 Berlin - SO 36 (SOLD OUT)
Tickets already purchased remain valid for these shows.
As for the other shows this summer we currently do not know what will be allowed in mainland Europe as yet (and we suspect not a lot), but we remain cautiously optimistic that the three uk festival shows will still take place as planned. We will of course keep everyone informed as soon as more news comes in. Stay safe everyone.