Notts: From The Jam to play at Rock City

From The Jam, featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, will bring their Setting Sons Tour to Nottingham’s Rock City in December,

Thursday, 31st July 2014, 3:59 pm
Russell Hastings and Bruce Foxton on stage with From The Jam
Russell Hastings and Bruce Foxton on stage with From The Jam

In November 1979 The Jam released their classic album Setting Sons and the single The Eton Rifles - their first top 10 hit.

While their previous album All Mod Cons is generally regarded as their best work, Setting Sons is arguably considered a masterpiece with the conceptual songs such as Little Boy Soldiers, more than matched by Foxton’s own Smithers-Jones – possibly his finest three minutes of song writing.

To celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary From The Jam, featuring original Jam bassist Foxton and guitarist/vocalist Hastings, together with drummer Steve (Smiley) Barnard, will perform the seminal album in its entirety at Rock City.

“The whole idea of playing an album in full has really taken off for us and has brought back so many great memories, they were great times for the band then and I love the idea of bringing that excitement and thrill back onstage, and we will play all the hits,” said Foxton.

The gig takes place on Friday, 19th December and tickets priced £20 are available now from the box office on 0845 4134444 or online at