Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour
Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that Joe Jackson will bring his Four Decade tour LIVE to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25.
Jackson tours in support of his critically acclaimed new studio album, Fool, which was released by earMUSIC on January 18. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour in Boise, Idaho – and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios.
“I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop,” Jackson says. “In this case it’s Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they’re intertwined in all our lives. The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music, or art, itself. I couldn’t have done this in 1979. I just hadn’t lived enough.”
In his own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years’ worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: Look Sharp (1979) Night And Day (1982) Laughter And Lust (1991) Rain (2008) and Fool (2019). We’ll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can’t wait. Let’s party.”
Tickets range from $34.50-$69.50, plus applicable fees, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 8, at the Tampa Theatre Box Office ($39.50-$74.50 total, including fees) and online at TampaTheatre.org ($43.25-$79.50 total). A limited number of Gold Circle tickets will also be available in advance for $89.50, plus applicable fees ($94.50 total at the Box Office and $100.50 online).