Jah Wobble comes to south coast in May

Jah Wobble comes to south coast in May

The legendary Jah Wobble followed his huge touring schedule in 2023 with the announcement of a further tour this winter and into the spring. The dates will again revolve around a number of Metal Box Rebuilt In Dub shows, featuring former Siouxsie & The Banshees guitarist Jon Klein, which rework the second Public Image Ltd album alongside additional tracks from their debut album First Issue. The tour comes to Poole on May, with earlier dates including Lewes, Guildford and London.

Jah Wobble was born John Wardle in 1958 – renamed by Sid Vicious who at the time struggled to pronounce his name correctly – and is an English bassist, singer and composer. He began his astounding 45+ year career in music as a founding member of Public Image Limited in 1978 with Keith Levene and former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon and quickly became known for his distinctive and trailblazing bass, combining elements of dub, funk and world music. During his time with PiL, he played on the band’s acclaimed albums First Issue and Metal Box and collaborated with Keith Levene and Martin Atkins on a variety of side projects. 

In 1980 he left PiL to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut album The Legend Lives On … Jah Wobble In Betrayal, followed over the years by a succession of acclaimed solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Holger Czukay from Can, The Edge from U2, Chris Connelly from Ministry, Geordie Walker from Killing Joke, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor and Bjork. His work showcased his unique style and his interest in world music, particularly that of Africa and the Middle East, and his innovative playing ability to blend diverse styles into a cohesive whole continues to receive accolades.


Remaining dates:



Fri 12 CHELMSFORD Social Club

Sat 13 LEWES Con Club

Sun 14 GUILDFORD Boiler Room

Fri 19 BETHESDA Neuadd Ogwen (METAL BOX)

Sat 20 CARDIFF Acapela Studios

Fri 26 LONDON Garage (METAL BOX)

Sat 27 HITCHIN Club 85



Wed 01 ABERDEEN Tunnels

Thu 02 GLASGOW Stereo

Fri 03 EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms

Sat 04 BUCKLEY Tivoli

Thu 09 YORK Pocklington Arts

Wed 15 POOLE Lighthouse (METAL BOX)

Thu 16 BRISTOL Exchange (METAL BOX)

Fri 17 NORTHAMPTON Roadmender (METAL BOX) 

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