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With The Skids
14 Nov (rescheduled)Assembly, Leamington SpaTickets
'Sounds Affects’ 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
8 DecThe Apex, Bury St EdmundsTickets
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
24 FebRobin 2, BilstonTickets
25 FebJunction, CambridgeTickets
25-26 NovWeekend convention, PortmeirionDetails soon


NCD @ 40 (& a bit!)

The band’s postponed 40th anniversary of New Clear Days tour finally kicks off this weekend with gigs in Manchester & Leeds. There are a total of nine gigs around the country including two in Scotland and a hometown show in Guildford. Special guests are the 79ers. The shows with From The Jam at the weekend went well and the band are on fantastic form. Grab your tickets here & see you on the road soon…


Second film screening

The Vapors’ film ‘We Lived Off Words That No One Heard’ had its debut screening last night. We were treated to fantastic gig footage and interviews with the band, their contemporaries and even some fans too, all in all making a superb film about the band. Feedback on social media has been very positive.

Don’t worry if you missed last night’s screening though, you have a second opportunity to watch it on Saturday 9th October. Details on how to sign up to the second showing are in the post below. Don’t miss out this time though as there may not be another chance…


2nd film screening added

Due to popular demand, a second online screening of the Vapors’ film ‘We Lived Off Words That No One Heard-Live At The Factory’ has been confirmed. The second screening takes place on Saturday 9th October at 8pm BST. To book your viewing of the film, please check out post below for how to pay, info needed etc. Please note that you need to confirm which screening you want to book when sending your Paypal F&F payment stating either 11th Sept or 9th Oct. Thanks.


Film screening info

The Vapors film ‘We Lived Off Words That No One Heard – Live from The Factory’ will be airing on Sat Sept 11th at 8.00pm BST.

This definitive 1 hour 23 mins long film features interviews with band members past and present including a rare interview with Howard Smith. It also features contributions from Pete Townshend, Bruce Foxton, Russell Hastings, Mike Read, Buddy Ascott, Dave Cairns, Steve Levine and The Flamin’ Groovies as well as fan perspectives from the UK and USA, original video footage and behind the scenes outtakes.

This film also includes a 45 min ‘Live’ set from The Factory in Worthing filmed on July 21st 2021, featuring songs from New Clear Days, Magnets and never seen before performances of songs from Together, all filmed in HD with remixed post gig audio.

The film will be available to watch from 8pm BST on Saturday Sept 11th until Midnight on Sunday Sept 12th. To purchase a ticket please make a payment of £10.00 (UK Sterling) via PAYPAL to

It will be aired via a private YOUTUBE channel so please make sure you supply a valid email address that will allow you to view via YOUTUBE ie a Gmail address or similar.
IMPORTANT INFO – When making a payment please use the ‘family + friends’ option and please include your email address in the ‘additional message’ box so we can send you a link to watch the film 72 hours before airing begins.
We think you’ll really enjoy this one off special film.
Thanks The Vapors


Interview with Howard

Malcolm Wyatt does some brilliant, in depth interviews and he has just published one with Howard on his website which you can read here. He has also previously interviewed Dave (& here & even here), Steve and Ed too which are all great reads…


Box set out today!

This 4CD boxset compiling the band’s complete recordings from the UA/Liberty era is out today. Cherry Red are due stock in again soon but other stockists have copies:

Sister Ray / Resident / HMV / Amazon


CD box set out this week

Just a quick reminder that the Cherry Red 4 CD ‘Waiting For The Weekend’ box set is released on Friday this week. Focussing on the years ‘79-‘81, it couples the New Clear Days and Magnets albums with b sides, demos, unreleased tracks and a legendary live recording from 1980. Order yours here


New Vinyl Reissues

Following numerous requests from fans, we’re pleased to announce that both New Clear Days and Magnets are to be reissued on vinyl by Demon this autumn.

The albums will be issued on 180 gm coloured vinyl, NCD on yellow/black and Magnets on clear, featuring the original UK tracklistings and inner sleeves. The release date for both reissues is 1st October and you can pre-order them from various retailers here


A Vapors film coming soon

A new film entitled ‘We Lived Off Words That No One Heard (Live From The Factory)’ is to be screened later in 2021. The film couples footage of the band playing live at the Factory in Worthing with interviews with band members past & present as well as fellow artists and fans. The live set features tracks from New Clear Days, Magnets and the live debut of songs from the Together album. More details on this exciting, self-produced project coming soon…


Stone Valley North festival

The Vapors have been confirmed to appear at the rescheduled Stone Valley North festival, which takes place at Stanhope Castle in Co. Durham on the 24th-26th September this year. The Vapors are playing on the Sunday and more details & tickets can be found here