Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel bring 40th anniversary tour to U.S.
Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel announced a 40th anniversary tour.
The 40th anniversary of Gene Loves Jezebel was in 2020, however due to the pandemic, touring was sidelined. The band is thrilled to be able to be back on the road playing music. The tour kicks off next month after a pair of dates at the Cruel World Festival in Pasadena and runs through the end of June. The tour includes a Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on June 2nd. Head here or here for more details on the tour.
It should be noted that two separate Gene Loves Jezebel bands are active, which can lead to confusion over the band name.
Gene Loves Jezebel was founded in 1980 by brothers Jay and Michael Aston. In the 90s the brothers had a falling out, leading to a fight over the band name. Eventually they agreed to form separate bands and they would share the band name.
The sharing of the name can be somewhat confusion to fans but essentially Jay's version of Gene Loves Jezebel is known as Gene Loves Jezebel in the UK, but in the U.S. they are referred to as Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel. Michael's version is known as Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.S., but in the UK they are referred to as Michael Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel.
The 40th anniversary North American tour features Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel and includes original members Jay Aston, Peter Rizzo, James Stevenson.
Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel - North American tour
May 14 - Pasadena, CA @ Cruel World Festival
May 15 - Pasadena, CA @ Cruel World Festival
May 20 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
May 21 - Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
May 22 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 23 - Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
May 24 - Denver, CO @ HQ
May 26 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hook And Ladder
May 29 - Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
May 31 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Jun 01 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues/Cambridge Room
Jun 02 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
Jun 04 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba
Jun 06 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jun 07 - Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
Jun 08 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Jun 09 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Jun 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
Jun 11 - Richmond, VA @ Fallout
Jun 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Jun 16 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Jun 17 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Jun 18 - Miami, FL @ Gramps
Jun 21 - Austin, TX @ Elysium
Jun 23 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Jun 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Jun 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Virgil