Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour
Catch the singer and musician when he brings his Four Decade live tour to Tampa Theatre for an intimate night of music. Hear cuts from Jackson’s newest studio album “Fool” as well as classics from the performer’s more than 40 years in the music business. Joe Jackson will appear at the Tampa Theatre, in Downtown Tampa on May 25th at 8 p.m.
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Jackson tours in support of his critically acclaimed new studio album, Fool, which was released by earMUSIC on January 18. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour in Boise, Idaho – and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios.
“I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop,” Jackson says. “In this case it’s Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they’re intertwined in all our lives. The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music, or art, itself. I couldn’t have done this in 1979. I just hadn’t lived enough.”
In his own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years’ worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: Look Sharp (1979) Night And Day (1982) Laughter And Lust (1991) Rain (2008) and Fool (2019). We’ll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can’t wait. Let’s party.”
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