JOHN ROBB with Colin Newman (Wire) on May 01 BRIGHTON Komedia

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Ahead of his upcoming UK tour – JOHN ROBB – is very pleased to announce some of the special guests who will be joining him at venues across the country. He will appear at the Komediaw/ Colin Newman (Wire) on May 1st .

Illustrating the journalistic skills that have made him a household name, Robb will be interviewing a stellar cast of renowned musicians, journalists, authors, and industry veterans as part of his upcoming ‘Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll’ tour.

Confirming the first wave of names today, special guests will include Sisters of Mercy founder Gary Marx, The Farm frontman Peter Hooton, The Lovely Eggs legend Holly Ross, former Fall stalwart Paul Hanley, Wire maestro Colin Newman, Wild Swans man turned writer Paul Simpson, Evil Blizzard’s own Filthy Dirty, Therapy? axeman/vocalist Andy Cairns, esteemed author and The Guardian / Uncut music critic Dave Simpson, Mancunian people’s poet Tony Walsh, plus tour manager to The Clash and John Cooper Clarke: Johnny Green.

Newer additions (highlighted below) also include IDLES’ own Adam Devonshire, The Stranglers’ veteran Baz Warne, legendary Yorkshire promoter Michael Ainsworth, and legendary drummer from ‘XTC live in Swindon’ Terry Chambers.

Each guest will be personally interviewed by John Robb about their extraordinary lives and careers in music as part of his brand new show. The details of which guests will be appearing where, is indicated below. Further names to be announced in due course…

Alongside the interviews, Robb’s autobiographical ‘Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll’ will see him opening up about own remarkable life in music. Discussing everything from his recently released book ‘The Art Of Darkness – The History of Goth’ to his experience being the first person to interview Nirvana, his coining of the term ‘Britpop’ and his adventures on the post-punk frontline, the 23 date tour kicks-off in Selby next week (22 March). Remaining tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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