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The exceptional artist JOE JACKSON will return 2019 on huge „Four Decade Tour“, presenting the new album „Fool“…
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Following the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed Fast Forward, legendary songwriter Joe Jackson has announced the release of his new studio album Fool. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour at The Eqyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho – and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios in town.

When asked to reflect on the recording Jackson had this to offer:

“When it looked like I'd be recording in late July and mixing around my birthday, in August, it struck me that the only other occasion that had happened was while making my first album. It still took a while for it to sink in: this would be 40 years on… The road to this album is littered with the wrecks of songs and half-songs that didn't make the grade. There are eight survivors, which I think is enough. How significant the resurgence of vinyl is, I'm not sure, but I did think of this as an
album, with two complementary sides of about 20 minutes each.

"I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop. In this case it's Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they're intertwined in all our lives. The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music, or art, itself. I couldn't have done this in 1979. I just hadn't lived enough.”

The album was co-produced by Jackson and producer Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, etc.) The band in question was the same group that Jackson has played live with ever since the release of Fast Forward: Teddy Kumpel on guitar, Doug Yowell on drums, and long-time collaborator Graham Maby on bass (Maby was on that first recording session 40 years ago as well). The Fast Forward Tour took on a life of its own and enjoyed several encores over the last 3 years – with the band ultimately playing 103 shows together during that time span.

Starting February 2019, Jackson and the band will embark on a new world tour, playing shows throughout the US and Europe.

In his own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to
celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years' worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: Look Sharp (1979) Night And Day (1982) Laughter And Lust (1991) Rain (2008) and Fool (2019). We'll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can't wait. Let's party.”

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Der Ausnahme-Künstler JOE JACKSON kommt 2019 auf große „Four Decade Tour“ mit neuem Album „Fool“ im Gepäck! …
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Drei lange Jahre mussten Fans warten, nun ist es endlich wieder so weit: JOE JACKSON kündigt seine nächste Tour an, bei der er in fünf deutschen Städten sein neues Album „Fool“ vorstellt, sowie dem Tourtitel gemäß eine musikalische Zeitreise durch die 40 Jahre seines Schaffens als Studiomusiker antritt.

Nachdem sehr erfolgreichen vorigen Album „Fast Forward“, welches 2015 erschien, ist das neue Album „Fool“ (Ear Music) das I-Tüpfelchen auf einer geradezu traumhaften Karriere. Für sein zwanzigstes Studio-Album ging JOE JACKSON direkt am Tag nachdem seine Fast Forward Tour endete wieder ins Aufnahme Studio, um dort aus allen Rohren zu feuern. Von den sehr vielen fertigen und halb-fertigen so entstandenen Songs haben es 8 großartige Songs auf das Album geschafft. „Fool“ erscheint am 18. Januar 2019, einen Vorgeschmack liefert jetzt schon der erste Song „Fabulously Absolute“.

Ab Februar werden JOE JACKSON und seine Band dann auf eine ausführliche Tournee durch Europa und die USA gehen, mit dabei sind Teddy Kumpel an der Gitarre, Doug Yowell als Schlagzeuger und Langzeit Kollege Graham Maby am Bass.

JOE JACKSON freut sich bereits sehr darauf: „Hier kommt eine große Tour! Wir wollen es feiern, dass dies nach 40 Jahren erneut geschieht – alles andere wäre wie schmollend im Zimmer zu sitzen während der eigenen Geburtstagsparty! Wir werden uns auf fünf Alben konzentrieren, die je für ein Jahrzehnt stehen: „Look Sharp“ (1979), „Night and Day“ (1982), „Laughter and Lust“ (1991), „Rain“ (2008) und „Fool“ (2019). Dazu gemischt werden einige andere Songs und neue Coversongs. Lasst uns zusammen feiern!“

Wer sich dieses Feuerwerk der Musik von dem fünffach für einen Grammy nominierten, englischen Künstler nicht entgehen lassen will, sollte sich schnell Tickets sichern!

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