Announcement about Baltimore

Announcement. We have negotiated with the people remaining at Sonar (not the wanker who ran off with the money) and together we have worked out a solution to put the show on again. All advance tickets will be honored. There will also be tickets available on the door, cash sales only. Sonar does not have a license so no alcohol will be available, just soft drinks.

I'm sorry it's been so confusing - believe me you have no idea what's been going on to pull this together.
Just so everyone understands how difficult it has been: about 250 tickets were sold in advance. All of that money is gone. The people remaining at the venue do not have it, and we do not have it. We are only able to pull this off because someone has put their hand in their pocket and offered to cover our costs to get there, and then Sonar has agreed to let us keep all of the money from tickets bought on the day. Even if we sell it out, we'll end up with a lot less than we should have been paid - but the money isn't what matters. The tickets that you paid for will be honoured and the show will go on. It's going to be a great night.

So please, everyone spread the word that the show is happening, and come down and help us raise the roof.

Saturday 7 May
407 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Look out we’re coming!

At last!! We all got our visas confirmed yesyerday so the tour is back on. We had to go to the American Embassy at 8 in the morning to be asked such searching questions like 'what do you do in the band?' and 'have you been to the states before?' But the best was when I was asked 'have you seen Leone?' I said no, who's Leone - the question was in fact have you ever been to Sierra Leone. Carol got asked if she'd ever been to Toga. All this fuss for that. Ah well at least we've got the bloody things now and it looks like we'll over your side in April. Thanks for you patience and support, I know a lot of you lost money and stuff over this, again I'm really sorry about that, I'll try and make it up by doing the best fucking sets I can. Bring it on!

Here are the rescheduled dates
April 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 21 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda - SOLD OUT
April 22 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 23 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
April 26 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
April 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
April 29 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
April 30 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
May 3 Austin, TX @ Emo's
May 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
May 8 New York, NY @ Santo's - SOLD OUT

The absolute Last Supper

So here it is then - the final date for the final gig, it's so weird looking at it knowing it's going to be the last time I ever perform Crass songs live on stage. I know that was the idea behind this Last Supper tour, but to see it in black and white in front of you like this really makes it final. I know that every gig I do is special and that me and the band put 1000% into every performance, but I have to admit to you all, this one will be special.
If you're thinking of coming, bring some tissues - it's gonna be emotional.

The Last Supper
O2 Shepherds Bush Academy
Saturday 19th November.  Doors 7pm
Special guests: The Cravats
(more to be announced.  and probably some unannounced ones too.)

Tickets £20, on sale tomorrow (17 Feb) from Ticketweb or the Southern web shop - UK tickets or if you live in Europe, use this link.

Thanks. Steve.

Q&A at byLarm festival in Oslo

Hello again.  Just a quick note to let you know that I will be in Oslo on Saturday 19th February, at 16:15 at Mono bar, doing a Q&A session about punk, DIY, Crass and some other bollocks, along with John Robb from Goldblade.  This is part of the byLarm festival but admission is free to all.



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The Last Supper goes to the USA and Canada

Testing 1-2-3. America, are you receiving?

Well after an enormous amount of planning and work by the folks behind the scenes, I am really pleased to announce that we will be taking The Last Supper tour to the USA and Canada next year.

Thursday MARCH 10 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
Friday MARCH 11 Montreal, QC @ Le National
Saturday MARCH 12 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Sunday MARCH 13 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Wednesday MARCH 16 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
Thursday MARCH 17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Friday MARCH 18 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Tuesday March 22 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Friday March 25 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

Me and the band are really looking forward to this.  Being able to the play the Crass songs in places where Crass was never able to go will be an honour, and a huge amount of fun as well.  Hope to see some of you there.



Book talk in Dublin on Thursday 25th

Tomorrow I'll be interviewed by Irish journalist Michael McCaughan at Tower in Dublin.  We'll be talking about my book, The Rest Is Propaganda, and anything else that Michael wants to ask.  Also there will be a Q&A after so please come along and ask me anything you like.  I'll be around afterwards for a chat and to sign books if anyone wants one!

Hope to see you there.

Oh yeah - and in case you didn't know, we're playing the Button Factory in Dublin on Friday night (26th) and Belfast Empire on Saturday night (27th).  We're really looking forward to it.



Book talk at Rough Trade with John Robb Monday 8th November

Me & John Robb during the talk

We left Norfolk before 8 am in the morning and set off for London. As soon as we set off, clouds gathered and it started to rain. You know one of those days where you'd rather stay in bed and pretend the world doesn’t exist.

Our first stop was near New Market where Gordon lives. He kindly offered to look after the dog again. For Oscar (the dog) it has become a second home since The Last Supper Tour started. After a quick cup of tea we got back in the car, still raining and by now freezing cold. Great! Four hours later, after getting stuck in traffic and struggling to find a place to park, we arrived at Southern. By now I really wasn’t in a good mood and wondered why I ever had thought this was a good idea. Anyway I was here so I might as well get on with it.

Allison & Billie

From the moment I walked into Southern things changed. Dawn straight away popped out to get us fresh milk and biscuits. Allison was standing there with a big smile on her face and Billie (her dog) was jumping up and down from excitement. What a welcome, within minutes I forgot all about the horrible journey and was ready to get started. While Allison and I were catching up, time flew and before I knew it Roy arrived and we started the interview he asked to do for the new edit of his Day The Country Died dvd.

Me, John Robb, Allison and Jona mucking about

After the interview it was time to brave the cold and drive to Brick Lane for the book talk at Rough Trade. A manic journey through London followed before we finally arrived. I have to admit that at first I didn’t recognise it, so much had changed. John Robb was already there and we quickly went

next door to the pub so that I could have a drink while we discussed the upcoming interview. Rough Trade was a great place to have the book talk. You can buy a coffee and tea while you browse to your hearts content. Anyway I wasn’t there for the tea. I was a bit nervous before we got started, I know I am a twat. Luckily there were quite a few familiar faces. Steve Pottinger who I wrote the book with; Annie Anxiety who I hadn’t seen in ages; Sid and Zillah from Rubella Ballet who brought along lots of goodies.

Me, John Robb & Lauren in a small box

Thanks to John and everyone that turned up it became a great night. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was lovely to meet new people. Gemma, that was a great bomber jacket. Lee, it was great to see you again. I would like to say a big thank you to Allison for organising it, Damon for filming the whole interview, Sean and Phil from Rough Trade for inviting us and Simon at Forte for your help. After a quick drink, we got back in our freezing cold car to pick up the dog and drive home in the pitch black to Norfolk. Did I mind? No way! Was it worth it? Every minute of it!

Some of the lovely folks who came along.



Book talk & signing at Rough Trade East on 8th November

The nice folks at Rough Trade shops have asked me come down and do a talk about my book.  I'll be interviewed and then answer any questions from the audience, and I'll hang around afterwards to sign books and chat.   I hope some of you can come down and keep me company.

Rough Trade East is located at:  Dray Walk, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL

The talk starts at 6pm and will finish around 7pm.

Rough Trade shop event info

Facebook event info

Photo from The Last Supper in Birmingham

Gizz, Steve, Beki, Spike, Bob. Click to enlarge.

Show time!

Folks have been asking what time we're on and that so I thought I'd post all the details here.  The shows are all early, apparently venues these days put a second show on later (well, not a show, but a disco) so the live entertainment ends early.  Hope you all can get there early enough to see Goldblade or Paranoid Visions as well.  I'll be wandering about for the first hour or so after the doors open, so come up and say hello!

Friday 24th September Bristol O2 Academy

  • doors 7pm
  • 7:30 Goldblade
  • 8:30 The Last Supper
  • curfew 10pm

Saturday 25th September Birmingham O2 Academy

  • doors 7pm
  • 7:30 Goldblade
  • 8:30 The Last Supper
  • curfew 10pm

Friday 1st October Manchester O2 Academy

  • doors 7pm
  • 7:55 Paranoid Visions
  • 9:00 The Last Supper
  • curfew 10:30pm

Saturday 2nd October Ediburgh Liquid Room

  • doors 7pm
  • 7:30 Goldblade
  • 8:30 The Last Supper
  • curfew 10pm

Working on the set list with the band.

We are full of nervous excitement and really looking forward to it. Finally got round to get the photos on the computer. After our last rehearsals at Southern on the 8th September we sat down to sort out the set, while munching on veggie hotdogs. As you can see from the photos it was a real team effort and I honestly couldn't have done it on my own. Thanks Bob, Gizz, Beki and Spike for all your hard work.  We now have a great set list and are ready to go. (Though we did make some minor adjustments again when we were in Peterborough).

So bring it on.


Lots of chin scratching going on.