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T&M U.K. SUBS NEWSFEED 2023...
29/11: U.K. SUBS / THE MISTAKES SPLIT 7" SINGLE!
This fabulous recent 7” split single with The Mistakes on Time & Matter Recordings which comes free with the Safety Pin Punk Rock Magazine is still available through the T&M webstore at the RRP.
Avoid some of the ridiculous prices already on eBay by grabbing your copy via the below webshop link! 😉👌😍😎
10/11: CHARLIE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH!
To celebrate Charlie Harper's 80th birthday on Saturday 25th May next year, the U.K. Subs will play a special celebratory show at the o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.
80's a brand new age! 😉
Support bands to be announced...
Ooh la la la, ooh la lay, don't miss the party at the Empire that day!
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2023 AT:
Come along to "drink (and/or dance) the night away..."
Following on from the London birthday show, the Subs travel to the Netherlands and Germany for a set of six dates as follows:
27 May: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 May: Gleis22, Munster, Germany
30 May: SO36, Berlin, Germany
31 May: SO36, Berlin, Germany
1 June: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
2 June: ZAKK, Dusseldorf, Germany
06/11: U.K. SUBS & CHARLIE SOLO FORTHCOMING GIGS
Here is a handy list of all the shows the band and Charlie have booked for the rest of 2023 and into next year.
18: Charlie Harper Solo - 229, London, England
(Supporting Johnny Moped)
19: Charlie Harper Solo - Foremans, Nottingham, England
25: Elephant in the Room Festival, Felsenkeller, Leipzig, Germany
01: Poppodium Iduna, Drachten, Netherlands
(Supporting The Exploited)
16: Great Christmas PunkHoliday, Budapest, Hungary
28: Charlie Harper Solo (a couple of songs only!)
Long Tall Shorty's Very Last Stand & Tribute to Tony "Perfect" Morrison
100 Club, London, England
30: HMV Empire, Coventry, England (w/ Subhumans & Menace)
31: Scarborough Punk Festival, Scarborough, England
26: Club Academy, Manchester, England
27: Scotland Calling, o2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
27: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
28: Gleis22, Munster, Germany
30: SO36, Berlin, Germany
31: SO36, Berlin, Germany
02: ZAKK, Dusseldorf, Germany
01 - 04: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, England
ALSO: CHARLIE HARPER SOLO - Almost Acoustic Stage
05: HRH Punk 4 Festival, o2 Academy, Sheffield, England
04/10: THE FINAL TOUR - CHARLIE'S THANK YOU
With just the final five dates left at the 100 Club (all Sold Out!), the Subs are now approaching the final leg of what has been a hugely successful and emotional Final Tour of the UK. Reproduced on the right is the final updated tour poster showing that 14 of the 19 dates were sold out! Brilliant! What a fantastic farewell for the band's touring era!
11/08: NINE SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT FOR THE FINAL TOUR!
Our Milton Keynes show is now sold out making that 9 dates sold out for the final tour - the band send thanks for your continued support Subs fans 🙂
'THE FINAL TOUR' TICKET LINKS... CLICK HERE
28/07: Fourth 100 Club Show Sold Out
Ticket links to all the shows for the 'Final Tour' can be seen at the Tour Dates tab top right... or click HERE
26/07: Charlie Solo Gigs / Japan Tour
Charlie Harper Solo Gigs
Japan Tour (October)
07: Kappunk, Shinjyuku Loft, Tokyo
08: Rolling Man, Nagoya
14: Cadillac Cafe, Fujieda
15: Magicisland, Hashima
21: Saloon Yolo, Nagasaki
22: Sinister Alley, Fukuoka
28: Mosh Boyz (Halloween), Shindaita Fever, Tokyo (with band)
18: 229, London (Supporting Johnny Moped)
19: Charlie Harper Solo - Foremans, Nottingham
Due to demand, the 100 Club have added a fifth, FINAL date to the Subs’ ‘Final Tour’. With only a handful of tickets remaining for the gig on the 27th, the new date is Sunday, the 1st October…
With Charlie due to fly out to Japan a few days after the 1st, for a solo tour that starts on the 7th, this new ‘Final U.K. Subs Tour’ date is 100% the finale, meaning the Subs bow out from touring with a fabulous 5 consecutive nights at their spiritual home - the world famous 100 Club 💥
Tickets are now available at:
15/07: New Charlie Interview on Louder Than War website
Paul Clarke interviews Charlie about the forthcoming Rebellion Festival in Blackpool...
“It’s a powerful music; blues has its thing, rock’n’roll is another powerful music. Punk has a serious message. The Beatles said ‘we don’t wanna change the world’, but they did. Punk said ‘we are going to try and change the world’.”
Check out the full interview at:
17/05: Subs Cover AC/DC For New Compilation Album
The U.K. Subs last year recorded a version of AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ for a new compilation of the heavy rockers’ songs called ‘High Voltage Punk - A Tribute To AC/DC’ which has a selection of their songs by various punk and related artists. This is the only Subs recording that ex-drummer ‘Magic Dave’ Humphries played on.
Available now to pre-order on CD or red and black splatter vinyl from Cleopatra Records, the full track listing is as follows:
1. Live Wire – Peter And The Test Tube Babies
2. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Fear
3. Jailbreak – 999
4. Hell’s Bells – U.K. Subs
5. Big Balls – Dwarves
6. Problem Child – Flipper
7. It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) – Anti-Nowhere League
8. You Shook Me All Night Long – The Queers
9. TNT – The Skids
10. Rocker – The Vibrators
11. Shake A Leg – D.I.
12. Highway To Hell – Angry Samoans
13. Thunderstruck – The Members
14. Back In Black – Chesty Malone & The Slice ‘Em Ups
HEAR THE TRACK ON YOUTUBE AT:
Hell's Bells - YouTube
16/05: Charlie On Cover Of The New Vive Le Rock Magazine
The next issue of Vive Le Rock magaine features Charlie Harper on the cover with an interview inside.
Pre-order now at: https://vivelerock.net/
03/05: Charlie German Radio Interview From January
Radio Köln’s Markus has just uploaded a 20 minute interview he did with Charlie when the Subs played there on the last European tour, 24th January 2023.
You can have a listen on the following link:
23/04: Charlie Radio Interview On Foxy Radio
Hear about 'Harper Road' & Derek and the Disasters!
Charlie’s recent radio interview for Foxy Radio is a great listen so if you haven’t done so yet give it a listen.
Find out about the two forthcoming Charlie solo albums, the first of which has been recorded and will be titled 'Harper Road', whilst the second, yet to be recorded will go under the title of a new side project band called Derek and the Disasters!
...the Foxy Radio show is available to listen to at:
20/03: The Final Tour - Bristol Now SOLD OUT!
All the tickets have now been snapped up for the U.K. Subs’ show in Bristol on the 8th September…
With four sold out shows already please be aware that ticket numbers are low on all other venues so don’t delay grabbing your chance to be a part of this historic tour - see the poster below for other dates (click to enlarge)
Due to all the tickets having been snapped up for the U.K. Subs’ final three shows at the 100 Club in London at the end of September, the venue have agreed to add a fourth date, on the Wednesday, 27th September…
The ticket link for this new date goes live at 10am tomorrow (Monday 20/03/23), which will be at:
Ticket numbers are low on all other venues so don’t delay grabbing your chance to be a part of this historic tour - see poster for other dates...
16/03: Subs Score Hat-Trick Of Sold-Out 100 Club Shows
The U.K. Subs’ Final Tour in September is going to be emotional and tickets are selling fast, with the news just in that their third date at the legendary 100 Club in London on the 28th September is now SOLD OUT!
Therefore the Subs’ Thursday (28th), Friday (29th) and Saturday (30th) dates can now be confirmed as sold out.
Check out the other dates on the poster below (click to enlarge) and hope to see you ‘there’!
Due to popular demand, the 100 Club have added a third date for the U.K. Subs on Thursday 28th September 2023 for their final UK tour.
With both the Friday and the Saturday dates now sold out at the 100 Club, the ticket link for this new third date is at:
Please be aware that there are lots of scammers operating on the Subs Facebook pages as well as other social media platforms so BE CAREFUL buying any so-called 'unwanted' tickets that people are offering...
STOP PRESS***STOP PRESS***STOP PRESS***
U.K. Subs' 100 Club Show on Saturday 30th September is
NOW SOLD OUT...
The Friday show (29th) is selling fast too - only 35 tickets left...
13/02: U.K. SUBS - THE FINAL TOUR
The U.K. Subs will be embarking on their final full tour of the U.K. this September when they play 16 gigs in England, Scotland, and Wales over a 24 day period, starting on the 7th, with the finale taking place with two gigs in two days at their spiritual home at London’s legendary 100 Club on the 29th and 30th, a venue which the band have played on numerous occasions.
Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 15th February so check back here for links and start planning!
THE FINAL TOUR
07 – Tunbridge Wells - The Forum
08 – Bristol - The Fleece
09 – Exeter - The Phoenix
10 – Southampton - 1865
11 – Reading - Sub 89
12 – Cardiff - Globe
14 – Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
15 – Leeds - Brudenell Club
16 – Derby - Hairy Dog
17 – Blackpool - Waterloo
21 – Norwich - Waterfront
22 – Birmingham - o2 Academy 2
23 – Newcastle - Northeast Calling Festival
24 – Edinburgh - La Belle Angele
29 – London - 100 Club
30 – London - 100 Club
- ALL GIG TICKET LINKS CAN BE FOUND VIA OUR TOUR DATES PAGE
Quick link... CLICK HERE
Here's some fantastic blurb...
"And so the time has come… After a touring career that has spanned 45 years, the U.K. Subs have decided to quit the road and embark on just one more final farewell tour in September 2023. Thereafter, they will confine themselves to festival appearances or an infrequent date or two as, moving forward into the future, each member instead focuses on solo projects and other activities. The Subs have a popular and deserved reputation for being one of the hardest working Punk outfits in the world. Year-in, year-out since 1977, they have built a solid global following via constant lengthy visits to play their brand of Old School Punk rock in the North and South Americas, continental Europe, Japan and, of course, the British Isles. September’s UK tour will be the culmination of all those years of travel, of going from continent to continent, nation to nation, city to city, stage to stage – the last touring will and testament of the legendary U.K. Subs."
13/02: Charlie's Thanks To Everyone For The Recent Euro Tour
Charlie Harper has posted the following message and photo on his Instagram account regarding the recently finished European Tour...
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Subs bassist Alvin Gibbs has posted his thoughts on the recently finished Euro Tour on his Facebook page:
"With the Euro tour concluded, I’m now back home in SW France and have begun processing the events of the last three-and-a-half weeks. My conclusion is that this final multi-date continental sojourn has been by far the best we’ve undertaken. Every show has been sold out and the response from each of the packed venue’s attendees has been exceptionally appreciative and fervent. The last seven gigs – Linz and Vienna in Austria; Munich, Karlsruhe and Dortmund in Germany; Arlon and Aarschot in Belgium – were no different in that regard and it was a real joy to play every one of those shows, as it was for all those prior to our final run.
Some ‘thank yous’ now need to be conveyed to those who made this tour the outstanding event it turned out to be: to my talented fellow band members Stephen Straughan, Stefan Haublein (aka Blakey!) and the irrepressible Charlie Harper, with all of whom it was a real pleasure to make music with and be in the company of as we traversed the Euro continent; to Gwinny Punk for his driving, his hard work as a roadie and his unquenchable good humour and Yorkshire derived no-nonsense approach to touring; to Yuko ‘Yukee’ Morinaga for her work at the merch table, her skills as a tour manager, liaison, fixer and arranger of our nightly ‘wine club’ get-togethers; to our amazing support band Nasty Rumours, who play some of the catchiest Punk rock you’re ever liable to hear and were the most helpful and compatible group of people we’ve worked with to date; and a big shout out to everybody who came to see us perform in their thousands and consequently made the tour such a success, especially those who travelled over from the UK to follow us from show-to-show – among them, Glasgow’s own Christopher Gouck, Keith Rainbow, Chris Bristow & Lucie Mlynar and the winners of the ‘Made It To Every Euro Show’ award, Lynda & Simon ‘Coppo’ Copson.
I’ve once again provided a series of pics, this time taken from the latter part of the tour. In the near future we have the Scarborough Punk Festival on the 26th of March and Scotland Calling festival in Glasgow on the 23rd of April.
More festivals and short-term visit shows in Europe will also be forthcoming 2023. See yas at a gig somewhere/sometime later in the year. A"
07/02: Stefan Euro Tour Review
New Subs drummer Stefan Häublein has posted the following message on his Facebook page:
"I’m at the airport now waiting for my flight back home and I guess it’s my turn to share a few thoughts. I’m sitting here with mixed emotions shedding three tears, one of gratefulness that I was allowed to live this extraordinary experience, tiny one of sadness that it has come to an end and one of happiness to see my friends again after a long ride and start the preparation for the next round.
I wanna take the moment to say thank you! First of all to the amazing UK Subs fans that welcomed me warmly from the first moment and gave everything at every show. Thanks for your pogo, for the singing along, taking pictures and shooting videos (which I probably nicked from you for this post without mentioning, sorry for that) and basically for making this an unforgettable tour.
Another big thanks to Yuko Morinaga and Gwinny Punk for their professional management and impressive organization talent. With them the hardest path is walked with ease! Thank you.
Further do I owe a big thank you to the band. With Alvin Gibbs and Stephen Straughan giving me a masterclass on stage performance and instrumental craftsmanship. And of course the legendary Charlie Harper for being just him. Very impressing, I learned so much! Thanks guys.
Not to forget the brilliant NASTY RUMOURS with their great shows and songs just being the best individuals you can have by your side. Danny Ramone, Jamous Tight Finks, Julash Nikov, Florian Weber and Ruhe Dimaare! Thanks for everything!!!
At last but not least I wanna say thanks to those individuals that made it possible that the UK SUBS could have a chance to see me drumming in a first place what led to this great tour for me. Thanks to Paul Swinnerton for putting his hands in the fire for me telling
the Subs that I can do this. Thanks to BB Quattro (Suzy Chain) and Marc Carrey for putting me on the stool of the Bored Teenagers and Sally Thomson and TV Smith for all you have done for me. I’ll be seeing you!!! Soon! I wish you all the best! Cheers! Stefan aka Blakey #87!"
05/02: Dortmund Gig Review & Pics
Thanks to Chris Strieder for his review of the recent U.K. Subs gig at the Musiktheater Piano in Dortmund on 3rd February and to Adam Glagla for his photos…
Check them all out at the Darkstars website via:
04/02: Steve Roberts Inquest News
The York Press has today published a report on the recent Coroner's inquest into Steve's tragic passing late last year. Once again, everyone connected with the Subs sends their deepest condolences to Steve's family and friends at this difficult time.
31/01: Alvin Euro Tour Report Part II
Some more thoughts from Alvin Gibbs on the current European tour posted on his Facebook page…
"Dispatches from the frontline of the final UK Subs’ European tour, part 2…
Well, without doubt, this has been the most successful and enjoyable European tour that I’ve experienced with UK Subs since embarking on my first Euro excursion with the band back in 1980. Every single show has been sold out and the audiences have been amazing, dancing and singing along for the entirety of our show and demanding at least 2 encores a night before they’re finally satisfied and ready to leave. People we’ve not seen for years have turned up for this concluding event and gifted us all kinds of goodies (in my case, for some inexplicable reason, mainly bottles of fine wines) and other farewell presents, all of which have been much appreciated and duly drunk, eaten or stored away in our suitcases for taking home. Tonight it’s another sell-out in Linz, Austria, and we’ve just heard that due to overwhelming ticket demand we’ve been moved from the usual 500 capacity room at the Arena to the far bigger venue that adjoins it for tomorrow’s show in the beautiful city of Vienna. Seven more gigs to go – Linz, Vienna, Munich, Karlsruhe, Dortmund, Arlon and Aarschot – before we’re homeward bound. If you’re thinking of coming to one of these concluding shows do buy your tickets early to save disappointment as its likely they will also be sold out... Have a great week. A"
27/01: Two New Subs 2023 Festival Appearances Confirmed…
The U.K. Subs are delighted to announce they will be playing the Stone Valley Festival South in Hertfordshire over the weekend of 26-28 May as well as the North East Calling all dayer at Northumbria University in Newcastle on Saturday 23 September…
Ticket links as follows:
25/01: Charlie Bremen Interview on YouTube
Check out a new Charlie interview from the recent gig in Bremen...
Thanks to Manuel Luna Homeyer for this…
Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p80AjJl0sm4
23/01: Alvin Euro Tour Report Part I
Subs bassist Alvin Gibbs has posted the following on his Facebook page...
"Dispatches from the frontline of the final UK Subs’ European tour, part 1…
So far nine shows played, every single one a sell-out – over 1,200 punters in Hamburg, more than a 1000 for the Berlin gig, and capacity audiences for all the 400 to 600 range of venues. The audience response has been extraordinary, at least 2 encores demanded and given each night and a warmth and appreciation for the band that has topped all previous tours. Our new drummer Stefan Haublein has proved himself to be a superb stickman and a fun travelling companion; Stevie Straughan has, as ever, been kicking out the jams and Charlie’s singing and rapport with the audiences has been outstanding. A shout-out must also be given to Yuko who’s been doing a sterling job on the merch table and for our hard working driver/roadie Gwinny Punk plus, our excellent support band for the entire tour, Nasty Rumours, who, as well as playing some fine 1977 style Punk rock music, have proved to be as personable and reliable a bunch of lads as you could wish for. It’s a day off in Germany today for a deserved 24 hours of rest and recuperation. Cologne tomorrow and a further eleven gig in an assortment of Euro cities to follow, which will include Vienna, Munich, Nuremburg, Luzern and Frankfurt. Will report back on how those measure up... A"
They are available to pre-order now with a release date of 14 April 2023.
These new LP re-issues come on 140g black vinyl and the current pre-order links can be found via:
17/01: Another Kind Of Shoes!
The U.K. SUBS Merch desk on their final Euro Tour has their brand new line of official boots for sale…
Official U.K. Subs Boots
by Rebel Heart Boots
CHECK OUT THE MERCH DESK AT ONE OF THE GIGS…
WHERE TO BUY ONLINE:
FEATURES & BENEFITS
3 Weeks Delivery.
Made to order.
100% Vegan product / No cruelty to animals.
High-quality fine weave Nylon canvas / Easy to clean.
Soft & durable / No breaking in.
Breathable foam insole / Anti-heat, anti-moisture, anti-corrosion.
Foam & mesh lining / Super comfortable & long-lasting.
8-hole lace-up / Great ankle support & plenty of movement.
Metal grommets / Protects laces, keep boots secure & safe.
Rear pull-loop / Easier to pull on.
Single welt stitching / More robust construction.
Rubber soles / Flexible, hardwearing & slip-resistant.
Lightweight / Easy on your feet.
3 Weeks Delivery
17/01: New Charlie Radio Interview
You can listen to a great new radio interview with Charlie Harper about the current tour, his career, his favourite dish (Kohlrouladen) and much more. Click, listen & enjoy...
10/01: Some thoughts on the forthcoming Euro tour from Stephen Straughan
"Well! Who would have thought it. This is my 7th year being a UK Sub member. Tomorrow I hit the road once again with the troops. That being my comrades, fellow pirates of the motorway and partners in crime and music, Charlie, Alvin and new drummer Stefan Häublein. The crew wouldn't be complete without Yuko and driver Gwinny. This European tour will certainly be an emotional one that's for sure as it is unfortunately our last European tour. I hope any of you attending these dates will join us in the fun. Before hitting Europe we play Lewes Con club then the 100 club in London. Say hello, have a drink with us and sing along to the many subs anthems. Please give Stefan a warm welcome to the Subs."
10/01: New Charlie Solo Show Booked
03/01: U.K. Subs announcement
01/01: Happy new year from T&M
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
"Among the many bands on the bill are some of the veterans of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s including... ...the seemingly indestructible UK Subs. Still fronted by Charlie Harper, who first formed the band as an Elizabethan madrigal quartet sometime in the 1600s, UK Subs were one of the original punk bands from 1976 and are notable not least for the fact of having been through at least 35 drummers in their 35-year history."
Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011
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