The Blockheads To Release New Album

Ian Dury’s band set for April release

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The Blockheads will release a new album on April 6. Entitled ‘Staring Down The Barrel’ it will be the group’s second release since frontman Ian Dury passed away in 2000. Original members Chaz Jankel, Mick Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy and Johnny Turnbull all feature on the release with vocal duties taken by Dury’s infamous friend and minder Derek The Draw.

To celebrate the release the band will begin a 14-date UK tour on 1st April, with a London show on 30th April, where they’ll be joined by original saxophonist Davey Payne.

UK tour dates:


April 1, Cambridge, The Junction

April 8, Teweksbury The Roses Theatre

April 9, Brighton, The Old Market


April 15, Basildon, Towngate

April 17, Wakefield, D.N.E

April 18, Harrogate, Ripley

April 19, Gateshead, The

April 22, Swindon, The Wyvern

April 24, Stevenage, Gordon Craig

April 25, Southampton, The

April 26, Sheffield, The Boardwalk

April 30, London, Electric Ballroom

May 1, Cardiff, The Globe

May 2, Southend, The Palace Theatre

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