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Friday, 12 September 2008

London, Mexico, Santiago and Lima dates

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced some more gigs in October and November. The upcoming shows are:

27 October - London @ the Forum (Nick Sanderson Tribute Night)

31 October - Buenos Aires @ Club Ciudad of Buenos Aires

2 November - Mexico City @ Vive Cuervo Salon

4 November - Santiago @ Santiago Urban Festival

6 November - Lima @ Centro de Convenciones

8 November - Sau Paulo @ Planeta Terra Festival

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Covers Project

A new blog has been started up to bring together a collection of Jesus and Mary Chain covers. The plan is to get over 100 songs on the blog in the next 6 months so if you're feeling musical, or want to take a listen, head over to:

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Sunday, 15 June 2008

JAMC announce dates in the USA, Argentina and Brazil

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced new gigs and festival dates for 2008 in the USA, Argentina and Brazil on top of the previously announced Japanese festival dates. The upcoming dates are:

16 July - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
17 July - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
19 July - San Francisco, CA @ Download Festival 2008
20 July - Los Angeles, CA @ Download Festival 2008

9 + 10 August - Osaka and Mihama-ku, Chiba (near Tokyo) for Summer Sonic festival Festival

31 October - Buenos Aires @ Club Ciudad of Buenos Aires

8 November - Sau Paulo @ Planeta Terra Festival

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

JAMC to play Summer Sonic festival in Japan

The Summer Sonic festival web site has announced that the Jesus and Mary Chain are playing the Summer Sonic festival on the weekend of August 9-10, 2008. The two day festival is held in Osaka and Mihama-ku, Chiba (near Tokyo).

(thanks to t_k for the tip off)

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Friday, 22 February 2008

March 11 Roundhouse London gig cancelled

All Tomorrow's Parties have posted this notice on their website about the cancellation of the March 11 Roundhouse gig:

All Tomorrow's Parties are sorry to announce that The Jesus and Mary Chain have cancelled their date at the Roundhouse on the 11th March. The band will still play the 12th March date. All tickets for the 11th are valid for the 12th, or they can be refunded at point of purchase.

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

New Demos on Myspace

A few new demos have surfaced on myspace:

Listen to: War on Peace (Rough Mix), Cookies (Demo), and Boiling Over (Rough Mix) at

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

UK and V Festival Australia dates in 2008

The other week a couple of London gigs were announced for the Roundhouse in Camden on March 11 and 12. Tickets are on sale from

And just announced, the southern-hemisphere is going to get a treat when the Jesus and Mary Chain visit for the first time since 1995 for V Festival 2008 with dates across Australia:
  • Sydney @ Centennial Park - Saturday March 29
  • Gold Coast @ Avica Resort - Sunday March 30
  • Melbourne @ Showgrounds - Saturday April 5
  • Perth @ the Esplanade (City) - Sunday April 6
Tickets on sale December 6.

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Saturday, 13 October 2007

Las Vegas October 20 show cancelled

The Jesus and Mary Chain Las Vegas show on October 20 at the House of Blues has been cancelled. At this stage I'm not sure of the reasons for the cancellation or if there is a plan to re-schedule.

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Monday, 1 October 2007

San Diego, Denver + BRMC in October

A few more US dates have been added in San Diego at 4th and B on October 24, and Denver at the Fillmore Auditorium on October 28. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have also been announced as special guests for the October 23 show in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theatre.

For a full set of dates check out the upcoming gigs section, or visit JAMC on myspace.

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Saturday, 8 September 2007

Brixton Academy - new encore

Initial report from the Brixton Academy is that the Jesus and Mary Chain's encore changed a little from previous shows and introduced two new (old) songs:

Nine Million Rainy Days

(Thanks to Trev on the Some Candy Talking message board)

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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

US October shows announced

Here's a press release from the Jesus and Mary Chain:


In the five months since The Jesus & Mary Chain have been reunited, the band has played over a dozen dates and today announces a handful of new U.S. dates this fall. The band also confirms that they will be returning to the studio for the first time in over nine years to begin work on a new album.
After playing their last gig in 1998 and breaking up in 1999, the band reunited this spring for a handful of high-profile club and festival dates in the U.S. and Europe which began with a triumphant main stage performance in front of an estimated 10,000 fans at Coachella. In their only U.S. interview to date, brothers Jim and William Reid sat down with Rolling Stone magazine the day after that performance and hinted at a possible return to the studio, which is now confirmed.
In addition to Jim and William Reid, The Jesus & Mary Chain lineup includes Phil King on bass, Mark Crozer on guitar, and Loz Colbert on drums.
10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/22 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre #
10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ the Fillmore #
10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
*All dates with Evan Dando (solo acoustic)
# Soulsavers (featuring Mark Lanegan)

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Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Reviews: Royal Festival Hall

A couple of reviews from the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 22:

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Sunday, 24 June 2007

Another London show - 7th September 2007

Ticketweb and a handful of other online ticket sites have started selling tickets for the Jesus and Mary Chain at the Brixton Academy, London, on 7th September 2007.

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Meltdown: second installment

Thanks to Psychocandy85, the setlist for the Meltdown Festival show was:

Never Understand
Head On
Far Gone and Out
Dead End Kids (originally a Freeheat/Jim Reid song)
Happy When It Rains
Some Candy Talking
Between Planets
Blues From a Gun
Cracking Up
All Things Must Pass (a new song first played live in April 2007)
Teenage Lust
Just Like Honey (with Liela Moss from The Duke Spirit)

Vegetable Man
You Trip Me Up

  • Other people in the audience included Linda Reid (Sister Vanilla), Kevin Shields, and Green Wing's Julian Rhind Tutt.
  • Lots of photos from On The Wire.

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Saturday, 23 June 2007

Meltdown: first installment

So far the news from London's Meltdown Festival show on Friday June 22 seems to be:
  • The setlist was similar to the recent New York shows with the addition of Dead End Kids (a song that was originally played by Freeheat and then by Jim Reid at his solo gigs).
  • People in the audience included Jarvis Cocker and ex-JAMC members Bobby Gillespie and Douglas Hart.
  • Mark Reed has posted a review and some photos at the Final Word.
  • Contrary to Mark Reed's review (above), other reports are that it was Liela Moss from The Duke Spirit who provided guest vocals on Just Like Honey.
  • Lots of photos from Trev.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2007

JAMC to play Oslo, Norway

Øyafestivalen in Oslo, Norway, has announced that the Jesus and Mary Chain are playing on August 10, 2007 and that it will be their only Scandinavian gig this summer.

The date is not yet displayed on the JAMC myspace page.

(thanks to DirtyDeluxe on SCT message board)

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Video: May 21 @ Webster Hall, New York

Rob Dobbs has uploaded videos from the Monday May 21, 2007, Webster Hall show in New York. A list of youtube links to the songs can be found here.

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Magazine articles

  • Uncut July (with the Rolling Stones on the cover) has a two page interview with Jim and William Reid that took place the day after playing at the Coachella Festival.
  • the current US Rolling Stone (with Amy Winehouse on the cover) has a feature.
  • review of the May 21 Webster Hall NY show with comments by Sune Rose Wagner (the Raveonettes) and Michael Jurin (stellastarr*)

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Wednesday, 23 May 2007

New York City set lists

Compared to the California set lists, they've added three songs to their set - Vegetable Man (Monday and Tuesday), Catchfire (Tuesday only) and You Trip Me Up (Tuesday only).

Monday May 21 - Webster Hall, NYC

Never Understand
Head On (video clip at youtube)
Far Gone and Out
Happy When It Rains
Some Candy Talking (video clip at youtube)
Between Planets
Blues From a Gun
Cracking Up
All Things Must Pass
Teenage Lust
Just Like Honey

Vegetable Man

Tuesday May 22 - Webster Hall, NYC

Never Understand
Head On
Far Gone and Out
Happy When It Rains
Some Candy Talking
Between Planets
Blues From a Gun
Cracking Up
All Things Must Pass
Teenage Lust
Just Like Honey

Vegetable Man
You Trip Me Up

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Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Letterman and NYC First Show

Brooklynvegan reports that the Jesus and Mary Chain played their new song, All Things Must Pass, on Letterman.

Waiting for more news on how the first night went in New York City at Webster Hall. The only news so far is that the setlist was similar to LA and Coachella with the addition of Vegetable Man. More to come..

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Friday, 26 January 2007

Coachella Announcement

The Jesus and Mary Chain are confirmed for the Coachella Festival in the US on April 27, 2007. The line-up will be: Jim Reid, William Reid, Phil King, Mark Crozer, Loz Colbert. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Coachella Rumour

Apparently the Jesus and Mary Chain are playing the Coachella Festival in the US on April 27, 2007. The Coachella website should be launched this week (currently it just shows this year's poster with the line-up including JAMC). Waiting on official confirmation....

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Tuesday, 6 June 2006

JAMC win MOJO Maverick Award

Congratulations to the Jesus and Mary Chain for winning the MOJO Maverick award, presented to Jim by Bobby Gillespie. More info here:
The Times (love the accuracy.. err!)

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Sunday, 23 April 2006

Rhino Re-release 5 JAMC Albums

Rhino are re-releasing 5 JAMC albums on DVDA (including a few videos per album) on July 11, 2006.

The track-listings will be:

  • 01 Just Like Honey
  • 02 The Living Dead
  • 03 Taste the Floor
  • 04 The Hardest Walk
  • 05 Cut Dead
  • 06 In a Hole
  • 07 Taste of Cindy
  • 08 Never Understand
  • 09 Inside Me
  • 10 Sowing Seeds
  • 11 My Little Underground
  • 12 You Trip Me Up
  • 13 Something's Wrong
  • 14 It's So Hard

  • 01 Just like Honey
  • 02 Never Understand
  • 03 You Trip Me Up

  • 01 Darklands
  • 02 Deep One Perfect Morning
  • 03 Happy When It Rains
  • 04 Down on Me
  • 05 Nine Million Rainy Days
  • 06 April Skies
  • 07 Fall
  • 08 Cherry Came Too
  • 09 On the Wall
  • 10 About You

  • 01 Darklands
  • 02 Happy When It Rains
  • 03 April Skies

  • 01 Here Comes Alice
  • 02 Coast to Coast
  • 03 Blues From a Gun
  • 04 Between Planets
  • 05 UV Ray
  • 06 Her Way of Praying
  • 07 Head On
  • 08 Take It
  • 09 Halfway to Crazy
  • 10 Gimme Hell
  • 11 Drop
  • 12 Sunray

  • 01 Blues From a Gun
  • 02 Her Way of Praying
  • 03 Head On

Honey's Dead
  • 01 Reverence
  • 02 Teenage Lust
  • 03 Far Gone and Out
  • 04 Almost Gold
  • 05 Sugar Ray
  • 06 Tumbledown
  • 07 Catchfire
  • 08 Good for My Soul
  • 09 Rollercoaster
  • 10 I Can't Get Enough
  • 11 Sundown
  • 12 Frequency

  • 01 Reverence
  • 02 Far Gone and Out
  • 03 Almost Gold

Stoned & Dethroned
  • 01 Dirty Water
  • 02 Bullet Lovers
  • 03 Sometimes Always
  • 04 Come On
  • 05 Between Us
  • 06 Hole
  • 07 Never Saw It Coming
  • 08 She
  • 09 Wish I Could
  • 10 Save Me
  • 11 Till It Shines
  • 12 God Help Me
  • 13 Girlfriend
  • 14 Everybody I Know
  • 15 You've Been A Friend
  • 16 These Days
  • 17 Feeling Lucky

  • 01 Sometimes Always
  • 02 Come On
  • 03 Snakedriver

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