Jah Wobble, post-punk icon, is excited to announce his first U.S. tour in over a decade. The tour kicks off September 21 at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and concludes October 2 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Among other regional markets, the tour also hits Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, DC. See a full list of tour dates below. Jah Wobble is the stage name for English bass player John Joseph Wardle.
On August 29, Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart will release their new album “Everything Is No Thing.” To date, they have shared the track “Cosmic Love” which you can listen on Soundcloud. “Cosmic Blueprint” will also be available on this link.
Since his emergence with PiL (Public Image Ltd) in 1978, Jah Wobble has created one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic discographies of any musician. Drawing on musical styles such as dub, jazz, blues and world music he continues to carve a unique and extremely charismatic niche throughout the world. With “Everything Is No Thing” Jah Wobble has made what is being considered “an original and audacious aural masterpiece”
The album was co-produced by legendary producer Youth who noted “Everything Is No Thing” is “one of the most favorite sessions I’ve ever done and it was a great honor to work with this unique and influential artist.”
With his “ever-morphing, genre-enveloping” combo Invaders of the Heart, whose current lineup is Marc Layton-Bennett on drums, George King on Keys and Martin Cheung on guitar. Further contributions come from Aurora, providing vocals on Cosmic Love, Sean Corby on trumpet and Doxus who plays sax and “just about steals the show” for Jah Wobble. “Everything Is No Thing” also gave him the chance to put his bass to Tony Allen’s drums, an artist Jah Wobble had wanted to work with for years. Finally, following Youth’s suggestion, the legendary Nick Turner (Hawkwind) completes the highly accomplished “firm.”
Jah Wobble, a talented painter, also created the “Everything Is No Thing” front cover, explaining, “I often paint strange geometrical shapes. It sort of co-relates to my bass playing.”
Jah Wobble 2016 US Tour Dates
9/21 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
9/23 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
9/24 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
9/25 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
9/28 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
9/29 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
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