Joe Strummer tribute night announced
Stars gather for five-year anniversary of the Clash man’s death
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A tribute night to The Clash’s frontman Joe Strummer on the fifth anniversary of his death has been announced.
Taking place at London’s Brixton JAMM on December 22, ‘London Calling – Remembering Joe Strummer’ will feature musicians including Jamie T, Primal Scream bassist Mani, former Oasis member Bonehead and The Smiths’ Andy Rourke.
Organiser Geoff Martin said: “Myself and the guys who run the JAMM venue down in Brixton had been talking about doing an event to mark the fifth anniversary of Joe’s death. It’s really come together over the last few days; there’s just huge support for the initiative from right the way across the industry – a lot of artists want to get involved.”
Speaking to BBC 6Music, Martin explained that some special guests may turn up on the night: “The problem we’ve got is that it’s right on top of Christmas – there’s gonna be quite a few people who will be out of town, quite a few people who’ve made arrangements. But all I can say to people is ‘Watch this space’.”
Proceeds from the gig will go towards causes including the Strummerville Foundation and Rock Against Racism.