Strummer Powers Up For Summer Shows
Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances this summer with his band, the Mescaleros. A number of them encompass festivals, beginning June 8 at the FleFormer Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances this summer with his band, the Mescaleros. A number of them encompass festivals, beginning June 8 at the Fleadh in London's Finsbury Park on a lineup that also features the Pogues, the Proclaimers, Paul Brady, and Paul Kelly.
From there, the Mescaleros head to the West Coast for a July 4 gig in Las Vegas and three shows as part of the Hootenanny festival. Those gigs (July 5 in San Diego; July 6 in Los Angeles; and July 7 outside San Francisco) boast a star-studded lineup of rock acts, including X, the Blasters, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank Williams III, and Nashville Pussy.
A spate of U.K. shows begins July 11 in London, and is followed by a July 12 appearance at the Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground alongside Ian Brown, Paul Weller, and Shed Seven. The next day, Strummer and company visit Kinross, Scotland, for T In The Park, also featuring Oasis, Basement Jaxx, No Doubt, and Primal Scream. The tour ends Aug. 3 at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
Strummer told Billboard.com last month that he had "just begun the process" of sorting through approximately 20 song ideas that may wind up on the Mescaleros' next album. The set will be the follow-up to 2001's "Global a Go-Go," which debuted at No. 23 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.
Here are Joe Strummer's tour dates:
June 8: London (Finsbury Park / Fleadh)
July 4: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
July 5: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre / Hootenanny)
July 6: Irvine, Calif. (Hidden Valley / Hootenanny)
July 7: San Diego (Embarcadro Park South / Hootenanny)
July 11: London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)
July 12: Manchester, England (Old Trafford Cricket Ground)
July 13: Kinross, Scotland (T In The Park)
July 28: Nyon, Switzerland (Paleo Festival)
Aug. 3: Cambridge, England (Cambridge Folk Festival)