Now in 2019 the band find themselves doing another European Tour. The band which was formed in 1975, with hits such as BORSTAL BREAKOUT and HEY LITTLE RICH BOY being performed in 76-77, the band went on to have others such as HURRY UP HARRY, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES and the anthem IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED.
They had many line up changes but the most notable was Jimmy Pursey’s departure following his sacking in 2006, in which he was immediately replaced by the now vocalist Tim V.
The band currently features along with Tim V, the bands longest serving drummer at 30 years behind the kit for SHAM 69.. Ian Whitewood. On Lead Guitar we have Al Campbell who joined the band in 2009, he has a pristine pedigree in Punk after serving 13 years with UK SUBS and playing with both Marky Ramone and Jayne County and the Electric Chairs. On the Bass guitar we have John Woodward who was a feature on Bass in the Mod band Long Tall Shorty as well as the known Oi band The Gonads.
So this is SHAM 69 now and though many have scoffed at their existence they have come to regret it having been overwhelmed by the power of the performance.
05/12/2019 B-Brüssel, Magasin 4
06/12/2019 CH-Basel, Humbug
07/12/2019 CH-Zürich, Rote Fabrik
08/12/2019 D-Ulm, Beteigeuze
09/12/2019 D-Frankfurt, Cave
10/12/2019 D-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
11/12/2019 D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
12/12/2019 D-Berlin, Nuke Club
13/12/2019 D-Pfarrkirchen, Bogaloo
14/12/2019 SK-Bratislava, Kulturak Klub
15/12/2019 HU-Budapest, Dürer Kert
16/12/2019 A-Wien, Chelsea
17/12/2019 PL-Wroclaw, D.K. Luksus
18/12/2019 D-Jena, Rosenkeller
19/12/2019 D-Bochum, Trompete
20/12/2019 D-Braunschweig, Kufa
21/12/2019 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil