Birmingham indie rockers Johnny Foreigner have confirmed details of a special one-off headline show in London this October, which the band have called ‘A Singular Celebratory Show’.
The show, which will be held on October 2nd 2021 at The Dome in Tufnell Park, will be in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary, for which they’ll also be re-issuing their debut album, ‘Waited Up ‘Til It Was Light’.
You can read a full statement from the band below.
“Dear Fans. We wish we’d have come up with a snappy fandom name, but we didn’t, so we’ll just call you friends. Dear Friends. It’s with heavy hearts and after much soul-searching and deliberation, we must announce that, after 15 years, we, the international cult rock band Johnny Foreigner, are still a band.
And what a 15 years it was. What a waste. A consistent failure to convert critical acclaim into anything approaching comfortable sales. We lost time, friends, jobs, all to appease a steadily shrinking demographic because we felt it was the *right* thing to do. Real punx don’t get to choose.
We have tried to quit, believe us. We have families, responsibilities, commitments to a world that absolutely does not care that we spent the majority of our adult lives standing on the barriers, spitting into microphones with little effect.
Touring is for young folks. Album cycles are for old folks. Both are pretty unappealing prospects rn, but they were always side quests; things that could happen *because* we’re 4 friends making noisy pop songs. We’ve talked at length about this and finally arrived at the unanimous unfortunate conclusion that now is absolutely not the time to stop being 4 friends making noisy pop songs.
To mark this milestone, we’ll be playing A Singular Celebratory Show. 2nd October, The Dome, London. Alcopop! Records, our longest standing and most durable dad, will be reissuing ‘Waited Up ‘Til It Was Light’ on 12″ with some extras. More details on that later, you know we’re not that into nostalgia.
Like every other JF PR sign off, we’ll end with: Oh shit, we can’t wait for you to hear our new songs!! We’re so very sorry. If you require further information, or would like to talk thru this news and how it affects you, we will be available tonight @lexkelandjun and will endeavour to respond to every query you have. Thank you for your understanding.
Alexei / Junior / Kelly / Lewes”
More details surrounding the re-issue of the band’s debut album, ‘Waited Up ‘Til It Was Light’, will be announced soon.