After a special one off show at Liverpool’s Olympia in aid of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign earlier this year, The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Pete Wylie, The Farm and special guests will tour Justice Tonight around the country this December to raise awareness of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. The London Scala show sold out within an hour of going onsale this morning and all others selling fast.
Every gig should have a reason and these shows are about getting Justice for the families, survivors and supporters of the 96 people who died at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground on 15th April 1989.
For Mick Jones this will be the first time he has toured performing Clash songs since 1982 and says: “I’m totally honoured to be part of something so meaningful and I hope that we can do some good”
Joining Mick are Pete Wylie who’s powerful, emotional and political songs are just what are needed for these shows and ‘All Together Now’ legends The Farm. Just announced this afternoon as very special guests members of Primal Scream will be joining the line up at London, James Allen from Glasvegas at Glasgow and Richard Hawley will DJ in Sheffield.
The Hillsborough Justice Campaign continues to fight for justice for the victims of the disaster and for the truth to be established. Everyone volunteers their time and skills for free. As well as challenging the official version of events, the group also helps survivors of the disaster, many of whom have suffered long term psychological damage.
The HJC has operated in the face of great adversity for years and has had to utilise new technology to promote the campaign in the face of a hostile media. It is the view of the HJC that the Hillsborough Disaster and subsequent cover up is a miscarriage of justice. Human and civil rights were denied in the aftermath of the disaster. It is for this reason that the HJC is pleased to support the forthcoming concerts which aim to promote the broader issue of justice in a society where rights are increasingly being eroded.
Tom Watson MP, a supporter of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign will also be appearing on the tour on selected dates and there will be DJ Sets by Don Letts & Terry Farley at London Scala. More special guests will be announced soon.
Thursday 1st Cardiff Uni Solus 0292 078 1458
Friday 2nd Manchester HMV Ritz 0844 248 5117
Saturday 3rd Sheffield Leadmill 0114 2212 828
Thursday 8th London Scala SOLD OUT
Friday 9th Liverpool University 0844 477 2000
Saturday 10th Glasgow O2 ABC 0844 499 9990
Ticket costs are £17.50 and are onsale now