The Blockheads

Date:Fri 10 Sep 2021
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1 (full capacity standing show)
Price:£27.50 adv

Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys’ album ‘New Boots and Panties’ on the first Stiff Records tour of the U.K. - Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher - became known as The Blockheads.

As Ian Dury & The Blockheads they went back out on tour, and in 1978 released ‘What a Waste’ a single that reached #5 in the U.K. charts. They were then joined by saxophonist Davey Payne and toured the U.S.A supporting Lou Reed across the U.S.A.

In 1979 ‘Hit me with your Rhythm Stick’ (#1 in the UK charts) and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3’ (#3 in the UK charts) were released along with the classic 'Do It Yourself' LP.

In 1982 Ian Dury & The Blockheads disbanded until the early 1990's when they reformed to perform at the 'Madstock' festival in Finsbury Park headlined by Madness.

+ special guest support:

Clive Gregson was the leader of new wave group Any Trouble who released some cherished recordings on Stiff Records between 1980-1984. Clive had a successful solo career and also worked alongside Christine Collister achieving worldwide success. Clive has toured and had songs covered by artists such as Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Jimmy Buffet, Eddi Reader, Fairport Convention, Kim Carnes, Norma Waterson and more.

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This event has been rescheduled from Fri 13 Nov 2020 to Fri 10 Sep 2021. Tickets remain valid. If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office by email on

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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