THEN JERICO to start 'Reprise' UK tour on 7th May in Aberdeen

** Reprise Tour follows 2012’s sell-out reunion shows **
** Drummer Steve Wren to miss tour due to family illness **

Rockers Then Jerico are about to head out on their ‘Reprise’ Tour on 7th May (in Aberdeen) but sadly without original drummer Steve Wren.

Steve will miss the band’s tour as he stays at home in New Zealand to look after his wife who is recovering from a major operation.

Remaining original members, lead vocalist Mark Shaw, guitarist Rob Downes, bassist Jasper Stainthorpe and guitarist Scott Taylor are taking to the road again for 13 dates around the UK taking in (amongst others) Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Cardiff and culminating in a gig at the legendary Clapham Grand in London. They will be joined by friend of the band, drummer John Miller who has in the past played with Mark Shaw and also St Etienne, Suggs, Chris Helme, Gabrielle and Bernard Butler.

As Mark says: "We are really sorry to have to announce to fans that our mate and original drummer Steve can’t make it over here for the tour. He is as gutted as us to miss out on the tour but we know he will be with us in spirit. We may even try to Skype a call to him from the show so he won’t miss out! We all wish him and his family all the best and hope to have him back with us on the next tour!”

Then Jerico first found fame in 1986 with the release of their debut album ‘First (The Sound Of Music)’. The record featured hit singles ‘Muscle Deep’ and ‘The Motive’ which remained in the UK Top 40 chart for three months, becoming the most-played record on BBC Radio 1 in 1987. The track brought Then Jerico worldwide recognition and saw them selling-out headline shows along with support tours with Iggy Pop and Propaganda, amongst others.

Their follow-up album, ‘The Big Area’, cemented their status as one of the greatest bands of the 1980s. Selling over 100,000 copies within the first 40 minutes of its release, ‘The Big Area’ immediately attaining Gold status and consequently reached Platinum sales.

Reprise’, a compilation of hits, rare mixes and album tracks will be released to download on 20th May to coincide with the tour dates, available in standard and deluxe editions through Rhino Records.

Then Jerico Reprise Tour UK Dates:

May 2013
7th - Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
8th  - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
10th - Glasgow, ABC2
11th - Newcastle, Academy 2
13th - Manchester, Academy 3
14th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
16th - Norwich, The Waterfront
17th - Wolverhampton, The Slade Rooms
18th - Hull, The Welly
20th - Cardiff, The Globe
21st - Brighton, Concorde 2
22nd - Southampton, The Brook
24th - London, Clapham Grand

Tickets on sale now from or from the venues direct. Prices vary.