Joe Jackson drops more 'Rain' dates on US
Singer/songwriter Joe Jackson returns to the US this fall for another round of dates behind his most recent studio album, "Rain."
The veteran British performer kicks off the run Oct. 15 in San Francisco, the first of 18 cities lined up for the month-long outing, which concludes Nov. 15 in Miami Beach, FL. Details are below.
Jackson will once again hit the road with a pair of original Joe Jackson Band members, bassist/vocalist Graham Maby and drummer/vocalist Dave Houghton, both of whom helped the singer record "Rain," which hit stores in January.
"It's so great to go out and play with guys you know so well," Jackson said in his online bio. "Apart from the fact that we have fun on the road, that we're friends, the shows are very spontaneous. We're able to give and take because we know each other so well. We make our shows different every night, which is great."
"Rain" follows Joe Jackson Band's latest studio album, 2003's "Volume Four," which originally reunited Jackson with Maby and Houghton, along with another original bandmate, guitarist Gary Sanford.
"I've always been pretty diverse," Jackson added. "If you go back and listen to the first album, you might find that it's pretty eclectic. I think that artists, especially new ones, get slotted into one movement or genre or another. People were so anxious to put me in a certain category that they didn't notice how eclectic [his first album, 1979's] "Look Sharp!" was, so they acted surprised a bit later. It's kind of ironic."