Mick Jones Plans to do Clash Songs Live

Also, news about a Joe
Strummer biopic directed by Julie Delpy, below.

 

By Fred Mills

 

We’re a little late reporting this, but no matter: if you
happen to be in the UK
during the first week and a half of December, there’s one and only one must-see
concert tour happening. The Hillsborough Justice Campaign Tour – which according
to the NME,
“aims to promote the campaign set up by the friends and family of
the 96 people who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989” – will
feature none other than Mick Jones performing Clash songs for the first time
since 1982.

 

NME reports that the erstwhile Clash guitarist, having enjoyed
a successful benefit concert in Liverpool this
year, decided to expand things, saying, “It was just a fantastic, fantastic
thing. I was very pleased to be asked and it went so well, so we thought we’d
might try and do some more.”

 

Also on the tour for selected dates” former Wah! Frontman Pete
Wylie, The Farm, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and other tba.

 

Tour Dates:

 

Cardif University
Solus (December 1)
Manchester HMV Ritz (2)
Sheffield
Leadmill (3)
London Scala (8)
Liverpool University
(9)
Glasgow O2 ABC (10)

 

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In semi-related news, actress Julie Delpy, who in the past
has occasionally moved from in front of to behind the camera, has announced she
will be directing a Joe Strummer biopic called The Right Profile. It’s
reported by Variety that the film will be produced by Simon Halfon and will focus
on the late Clash frontman’s life circa 1982 when he disappeared from the band
and from the public for a spell.

 

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