Now in 2018 the band find themselves doing another European Tour. The band released their last album IT’LL END IN TEARS in 2015 along with their new film THIS BAND IS SO GORGEOUS about the bands successful tour of China, which has been premiered around the world at various film festivals and continues to do so.
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.
The band 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.
13/12/2018 I-San Giuliano Milanese, Spazzio Eterotopia
14/12/2018 I-Monfalcone, Centro Giovani
15/12/2018 I-Treviso, Teste ribelli Fest 3
16/12/2018 HR-Zagreb, Vintage Industrial Bar
17/12/2018 A-Vienna, Chelsea
18/12/2018 D-Bautzen, Steinhaus
19/12/2018 D-Berlin, Nuke Club
20/12/2018 D-Rostock, Zwischenbau
21/12/2018 D-Hameln, Mad Music Club
22/12/2018 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil