Paul Weller missing as 'The Jam' reform

But the other two announce 'reunion' tour

Paul Weller is absent from a reunion of The Jam.

Bassist and drummer Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler are set to undertake the first UK tour under the name "The Jam" in May.

It will be the first time any configuration of the group has toured for 25 years. The band, who also feature vocalist Russell Hastings and guitarist/keyboardist David Moore, are also planning to follow the tour with the release of new material.

Speaking about the absence of Weller, drummer Rick Buckler said: “Paul Weller has a fantastic solo careers and is one of the UK’s most talented songwriters. Paul is always welcome to join us for the reunions, but until then, we’ve got a new tour and a new album to do.”

The tour, which begins on May 2, will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's seminal album ’In The City’, which was released on April 29, 1977.

Ticket will go on sale from Friday (February 23) at 9am.

They will play:

Oxford Zodiac (May 2)
Cambridge Junction (3)
Middlesbrough Town Hall (5)
Aberdeen Lemon Tree (6)
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (7)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (9)
Stoke Sugarmill (10)
Liverpool Academy 2 (11)
Sheffield Leadmill (12)
Preston 53 Degrees (13)
Bristol Academy 2 (16)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (17)
Cardiff Point (18)
Guildford Surrey University (19)
Isle Of Wight the Venue (20)
Norwich Waterfront (23)
Tunbridge Wells High Rocks (24)
Northampton Soundhaus (25)
Reading Fez (26)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (27)


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