Saturday 21 July 2007

Simon Jones's Black Affair

Simon Jones will be on stage later tonight at 8.00pm playing with Steve Mason (ex Beta Band, King Biscuit Time) and the Black Affair at the Wickerman Festival in Scotland. Click Here to check out Black Affair's MySpace.

Friday 6 July 2007

Verve Comeback Tickets Sell-Out

The Verve's comeback tour sold out within 20 minutes yesterday - after announcing last week that the Wigan band were in the studio and ready to go out on tour in November.

All tickets for the six shows they announced – at the Glasgow Academy, Blackpool Empress Ballroom and the London Roundhouse – had sold out by 9.20am yesterday.

Out of the blue, and eight years after they split acrimoniously, the band – Richard Ashcroft, Pete Salisbury, Mick McCabe and Simon Jones – shocked the music world by announcing they were working on a new album. In announcing six dates, they put the feelers out to see what kind of a reaction they would receive from their fans. And it has been overwhelming.

A Myspace site set up by the band's management just two weeks ago has already had 30,000 visitors and demand for tickets for the new gigs went through the roof.

Wednesday 4 July 2007

Verve Reunion - How It Happened

In todays NME, The Verve manager Jazz Summers has revealed why The Verve have got back together.

"We did keep it quite quiet." explained the band's manager Jazz Summers. A couple of moths ago, Richard Ashcroft had a conversation with me and said, "You know we made fantastic music. I think it would be fantastic if we got back together."

Despite their turbulent history - Ashcroft rang his former bandmates and suggested they reconvene.

"We didn't make any decision until they'd been in the studio and made some music, that's the reason for doing it." said Summers.

There have been suggestions that The Verve's return is all about generating large amounts of cash.

"I think The Sun said they'd been offered £20 million to get back together," laughed Summers. "if they want to pay us £20m to do a gig then maybe, but no, it was all about the music. They're all really excited about what happened in the studio."

Ashcroft and McCabe, along with original bassist Simon Jones and drummer Pete Salisbury will start work on an album in september.