Iggy and Bowie bassist TONY FOX SALES hits the UK in March for a tour with his all-star band featuring BLONDIE drummer Clem Burke.
Sales appeared with Iggy and James Williamson on their Kill City album, joining the former's band for the Lust For Life album and tour. He then went on to play in the fabled CHEQUERED PAST alongside Burke, Blondie's Nigel Harrison, Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Michael Des Barres. In the late 80s, he and his drumming brother Hunt were recruited to Bowie's TIN MACHINE project.
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Lust For Life, Sales and Burke will be touring alongside singer and broadcaster Katy Puckrik, former Iggy and Bowie guitarist Kevin Armstrong, guitarist, Luis Correia, who’s toured internationally with Earl Slick; and classical pianist, composer, and touring member of Heaven 17, Florence Sabeva.
“The Lust For Life album was the recording highlight of my fifty-eight year career in music for me," says Sales. "It was an amazing experience artistically, and personally. Memories not too soon forgotten. I’m very excited to get back on the road. I haven’t been on the road since I last toured with David Bowie and Tin Machine in 1991, but I’ve been a professional musician since I was twelve years old and I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Though, as of now, I have not worked with the entire line-up of players for this tour, I have no doubt, that this will be an ass-kicking event! Lust For Life!”
“I’m a show pony from way back," adds Puckrik. "Along with my broadcast career covering pop culture, I performed onstage with The Fall and Michael Clark Company, I toured the world dancing with Pet Shop Boys, and I sang in Sparks’ opera The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, both on the original cast recording and in performance. I have worked with towering icons of music, but taking on the magnificent Iggy Pop’s vocal duties for this Lust for Life re-make/re-model is an electrifying opportunity like no other. Not only do I get to sing anthems like ‘Lust for Life’ and ‘The Passenger’ (as well as my personal fave from the album, ‘Success’), but I’m surrounded by some of Iggy, Bowie and Blondie’s key players, including Tony Sales, Clem Burke and Kevin Armstrong. So strap on your horse tails and join me in celebrating Lust for Life.”
To give fans a taste of what to expected, the band have revisited 'Success' in a new video...
The Tony Fox Sales Band featuring Clem Burke play...
Wed 1 March – The 100 Club, London, UK
Thur 2 March – The Cavern, Liverpool, UK
Fri 3 March – Social, Hull, UK
Sat 4 March – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
Sun 5 March – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
Wed 8 March – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
Thur 9 March – Arts Centre, Colchester, UK
Fri 10 March – The Piper, St Leonards, UK
Sat 11 March – The Lexington, London, UK
Sun 12 March – The Lexington, London, UK
Tickets are on sale here.