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Justin Sullivan of New Model Army Irish tour

  • 17-09-2002 11:38am
    Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭

    Justin Sullivan (of New Model Army) + friends
    Irish dates announced for September 2002....

    Date: Tues 24 September 2002
    Venue: Auntie Annies (upstairs room)
    Venue Address: Dublin Rd, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Promoter: Sound Culture
    Time of Doors Opening: 8pm
    Support (if any): Robin Shields (solo acoustic) and Dan Eggs (poetry)
    Tickets available from: N/a - adm free on the night
    Show is part of BBC Radio 2 Live in Belfast
    Credit Card Bookings: n/a
    Ticket price: adm free
    Tickets go on sale: no advance tickets since show is FREE!!!

    Date: wed 25th September 2002
    Venue: The Spirit Store
    Venue Address: The Spirit Store, St Georges Quay, Dundalk, Co Louth.
    Promoter: Derek Turner/Mark Dearey
    Time of Doors Opening: 9pm
    Support (if any): Jinx Lennon
    Tickets available from: The Spirit Store & The Record Sleeve in the Long Walk Shopping Centre, Dundalk phone 042 9327374
    Credit Card Bookings: n/a
    Ticket price: 12.00 euro
    Tickets go on sale: Mon 2nd September.

    Date: Thurs 26th September 2002
    Venue: Half Moon Theatre
    Venue Address: Half Moon St., Cork, Ireland
    Promoter: Bandicoot Promotions
    Time of Doors Opening: 10pm
    Support (if any): t.b.a.
    Tickets available from: Opera House Box Office, Half Moon Box Office
    Credit Card Bookings: 0044-21-4270022
    Ticket price: 13.50 euro
    Tickets go on sale: now!

    Date: Fri 27th September 2002
    Venue: Dolans Warehouse,
    Venue Address: Alphonsus St., Limeick
    Promoter: Dolans Warehouse
    Time of Doors Opening: 9pm
    Support (if any): TBC
    Tickets available from: Dolans, contact
    Credit Card Bookings: 061-314483
    Ticket price: 12 euros
    Tickets go on sale: Now!

    Date: Saturday 28th September 2002
    Venue: Whelans
    Venue Address: wexford street, dublin, Ireland.
    Promoter: Whelans (Derek Nally)
    Time of Doors Opening: 8pm
    Support (if any): t.b.a.
    Credit Card Bookings: n/a
    Ticket price: 15 euro
    Tickets go on sale: now

    As founder member and main songwriter with the group NEW MODEL ARMY, Justin Sullivan has written, recorded and performed more than 250 songs. Across seven studio albums he has sold in excess of 1.5 million records but still remains honest and uncompromising. Ignored by the mainstream and misunderstood by the media the band have a vast world-wide army of dedicated followers to whom the songs, and the passion contained within them, are as important, if not more so, than the group themselves. In fact since founding partner, Robert Heaton, recently retired on health grounds, Justin is now the only original member of an evolving line-up which has seen 14 personnel changes in 16 years. These changes have done nothing to dampen the audiences enthusiasm.

    Paralell to the group,Justin also maintains a very active solo career. A tour of Scandinavia in 1995 resulted in the critically acclaimed album "Big Guitars In Little Europe", where NMA's and others songs, including Neil Young's "Keep on Rocking In The Free World", were stripped to the bone by Justin and NMA guitarist Dave Blomberg. This success is being repeated in 2002 when Justin is taking to the road in Europe and America, but this time with multi-instrumentalist (and NMA keyboard player) Dean White

    Well read and very widely travelled, Justin hails from a family of intellectuals, poets and artists. He has always had a passionate interest in both politics and history, which has lead to his well-documented activities in support of many social causes. Over the years this has seen him active in support of British mineworkers, European anti-fascist groups, road protest organisations, the homeless and most recently raising awareness of the plight of asylum seekers in the UK - increasingly the victims of vicious and unprovoked racially motivated attacks.

    With touring and promo for NMA's eighth album "EIGHT" taking up most of 2000, 2001 is the year where Justin concentrates on work outside of the band. A touring rock band is a large and expensive machine to run and this has prevented NMA visiting many of the territories where smaller numbers of fans exist or where the economic climate is not as strong. By stripping the songs down and taking Dean along, Justin is able to perform a powerful set of NMA and solo material to an audience that would otherwise never get to see the band.

    2000 closed with sold out NMA shows in London and Koln, where they played two nights in each venue with a completely different set each night. This was in celebration of NMA's twentieth year as a live band. There will be selected NMA shows in 2001, but Justin will be concentrating many on solo work - including a long awaited debut solo record.