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'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
1 OctClub Academy, ManchesterTickets
2 OctBrudenell Social Club, LeedsTickets
15 OctUnder The Bridge, LondonTickets
16 OctPatterns, BrightonTickets
21 OctThe Cluny, NewcastleTickets
22 OctOran Mor, GlasgowTickets
23 OctLiquid Room, EdinburghTickets
29 OctThekla, BristolTickets


New bandana available

We now have a brand new, limited edition Turning Japanese bandana/scarf available to buy from our merch. The design features the rising sun and can be seen here modelled by Dave & the Fenton’s dog Ziggy. It is made from cotton and costs £10 (inc P&P) in the UK & £12 delivered to the rest of the world.

Please send amount due to via Paypal Friends & Family (and include your name & address on the payment).  


November 20th is National T-shirt day on BBC Radio 6

November 20th is National T-shirt day on BBC Radio 6. It was started by Steve Lamacq a few years ago and the idea is that fans post pictures of themselves in their fave band shirt and the lovely people at BBC 6 play a song from that band between 7am and 7pm on November 20th. To take part just post a pic of your self in a band tee and tag @bbc6music and hashtag #tshirtday on Twitter and Insta. Here’s our Lead Singer Dave Fenton in one of our tees. Can we have Turning Japanese please @bbc6music

Come on Vapors fans post a pic of your fave Vapors tee and get tagging and hash tagging.#tshirtday#bbc6music


That Was Then….This is Now

This Thursday at 7pm it’s our turn on new music show ‘That Was Then….This is Now’ hosted by Mike Read and Hayley Palmer.

Dont forget to grab your tickets here.


Vapors on TV tonight!

Dave, Steve and Michael are appearing on Sky TV’s Memory Lane 80s Show with Hayley Palmer tonight. They will be chatting about the band as well as selecting their favourite songs from the decade.
The programme screens at 9pm tonight on SKY TV ch. 376, Freesat ch. 516 & Connected Freeview ch. 264.
Update 15/11- if you missed it, you can watch it here


The Vapors on TV!

The band recently took part in some filming for an upcoming online TV series called ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’. Devised by Radio 1 legend Mike Read and producer Mike Stock, the series features many artists from the United DJs’ Heritage Chart who are still making music today. Alongside The Vapors, the series has appearances from Toyah, Paul Young, Kim Wilde and many others. The series consists of five episodes and will be shown online weekly from 7pm Thursday 5th of November (the older amongst us will recognise this as the regular ‘Top Of The Pops’ slot!). The Vapors appear on episode three on 19th November and will be performing two songs. The programme is pay per view and tickets, and other info, can be found here


Waiting For The Weekend @ 40

On this day in 1980, the band released their fourth single ‘Waiting For The Weekend’, the third and final single from ‘New Clear Days’. The single version was a different mix to the album track and featured the inclusion of a brass section. The lyrics described a relationship hindered by the constraints of the working week and the catchy track ‘Billy’ was the b-side. Despite the accompanying video (with the band as mechanics), the single didn’t make the UK chart. Listen to both songs from the single on Spotify here


The Vapors at number 1!

Congratulations to the band who have reached number one with Girl From The Factory on the Heritage Chart on United DJs Radio. The track has been climbing steadily over recent weeks and has now hit the top spot. It’s a well deserved position for such a great track, well done Dave, Dan, Steve & Michael! Check out the chart here


Vapors interview on Youtube

The band are being interviewed on All Access Live with Kevin Rankin, which is broadcast on Youtube, sharing stories of life of the road over the years. The programme will be shown at 1PM PDT (9pm GMT) on Tuesday 25th August. Tune in via this link

Updated 31/8- if you missed the show at the time, you can watch it online here


Down under 40 years ago…

40 years ago this week, in mid August 1980, the band headed to the Antipodes to play a 13 gig tour of Australia. They were their first shows outside the UK and followed on from the chart success of Turning Japanese in the territory. With a packed itinerary, the band also appeared on various TV shows which helped to propel TJ to number 1 in Oz (watch their Countdown appearance here). They were even presented with gold discs on the trip!
With input from the band & crew, we will be commemorating the trip, and their subsequent trip to another Vapor-hungry territory, the USA, with an in-depth article soon…

Cheers to Vinny W for the tour advert


NCD 40th tour postponed

Unfortunately but inevitably, AGMP Promotions have confirmed that, due to the current global situation, the New Clear Days 40th Anniversary tour scheduled for later this year is being postponed until Autumn 2021. Obviously, this is disappointing but the safety of everyone is first and foremost and being able to enjoy the shows without restrictions is a priority. The tour in 2021 will also need to be scaled back in terms of dates because of the uncertain future faced by some venues sadly. Support for the tour is still The 79ers.

If you already have a ticket for one of the locations on the rescheduled list, those tickets will remain valid for the new dates, even if the venue has changed. However, if you purchased a ticket for a show that is no longer on the new list of dates, or for any other specific ticket related queries, please contact your point of sale. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully see you on the road in 2021…