John Robb Announces Special Guests For Tour

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John Robb has unveiled some of the special guests joining him for his highly anticipated upcoming UK tour.

Known for his exceptional journalism, Robb will conduct interviews with a stellar lineup of musicians, journalists, authors, and industry veterans as part of his ‘Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll’ tour.

The first wave of special guests announced includes iconic figures such as Gary Marx of Sisters of Mercy, Peter Hooton from The Farm, Holly Ross of The Lovely Eggs, and Paul Hanley formerly of The Fall.

It also revealed Colin Newman of Wire, Paul Simpson, Filthy Dirty from Evil Blizzard, Andy Cairns of Therapy?, Dave Simpson of The Guardian / Uncut, Tony Walsh, and Johnny Green, tour manager to The Clash and John Cooper Clarke.

New additions include Adam Devonshire of IDLES, Baz Warne of The Stranglers, Michael Ainsworth, and Terry Chambers, the legendary drummer from ‘XTC live in Swindon’.

Each guest will be personally interviewed by John Robb about their extraordinary lives and careers in music as part of his brand new show.

Details regarding which guests will appear at each venue are outlined below, with more names to be announced soon.

In addition to the interviews, Robb will share insights from his own remarkable life in music, covering topics such as his recent book ‘The Art Of Darkness – The History of Goth’, his pioneering interview with Nirvana, his role in popularizing the term ‘Britpop’, and his experiences on the post-punk scene.

The 23-date tour commences in Selby next week (22 March), with remaining tickets available for all shows – full tour dates are listed below.

APRIL
10 SHEFFIELD Leadmill

w/ Paul Hanley (The Fall)

11 POCKLINGTON Arts Centre
w/ Gary Marx (Sisters Of Mercy)

12 BUXTON Pavilion Arts
18 WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall

19 BRISTOL Folk House
w/ Adam Devonshire (IDLES) 

20 SOUTHAMPTON The Attic
21 CAMBRIDGE Junction
23 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
24 NORWICH Arts Centre
w/ Andy Cairns (Therapy?)

26 CHESTER Storyhouse Garret
w/ Peter Hooton (The Farm)

27 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Music Room
w/ Peter Hooton (The Farm)

28 LEEDS The Old Woollen
w/ Baz Warne (The Stranglers)

MAY
01 BRIGHTON Komedia

w/ Colin Newman (Wire)

03 WOOLWICH Works
w/ Johnny Green (tour manager for The Clash / John Cooper Clarke)

04 LONDON 21 Soho
09 EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
w/ Paul Simpson (Wild Swans / author)

10 BARROW Forum
w/ Paul Simpson (Wild Swans / author)

11 NOTTINGHAM Lakeside
w/ Terry Chambers (XTC)
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