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2021
'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

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Lost 80s Live postponed

The planned Lost 80s Live tour of the USA this summer has been postponed until next year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. See you Stateside in 2021…

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New Clear Days @ 40

Forty years ago today, on the 7th of June 1980, the band released their long-awaited debut album ‘New Clear Days’. The 11 track LP featured the singles ‘Turning Japanese’ and ‘News At Ten’, but omitted ‘Prisoners’ in the UK (although it was included on the US & Canadian releases in place of both ‘Cold War’ and ‘America’). The album was recorded in London at the end of 1979 with the legendary Jam producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven at the controls. From the opening track, the new wave ‘Spring Collection’, to the closing epic ‘Letter From Hiro’, every song was packed full of the hooks and hallmarks of the Vapors’ sound. The album disappointingly only peaked at 44 in the UK charts. You can listen to the full album, in all its glory, on Spotify here

Whilst listening to the album, you can also read through some of the press reviews from the time below…

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News At Ten @ 40

On this day in 1980, the band released their third single ‘News At Ten’, the follow up to the smash hit ‘Turning Japanese’. Taken from their imminent debut album ‘New Clear Days’, the track was another Vapors classic with lyrics about the mundanity of modern life and living at home with your parents. Coupled with two tracks on the b-side ‘Wasted’ & ‘Talk Talk’, it unfortunately failed to repeat the success of TJ and only reached 44 in the UK chart. Listen to all three tracks from the single on Spotify here

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Together t-shirt

A brand new t-shirt featuring the striking front cover design of the Together album is now available to order. It is available in the full range of sizes for both men & women.

Order your shirt here

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40 years since NCD tour

On this day in 1980, the band played the first gig of the huge headline tour to promote their debut album New Clear Days at Bradford University. Throughout June, they traveled the length & breadth of Britain on a 20 date trek which culminated in a London show at the Rainbow on the 28th of June.

If you were lucky enough to attend any of the shows, please let us know in the comments below…

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Vive Le Rockdown tonight

Just reminder that The Vapors appear on Vive Le Rockdown on the VLR Facebook page tonight. The event features various alternative artists each performing one song. Dave & Dan are on at 7.30pm with an exclusive acoustic version of a track…

For those trying to hunt down Dave and Dan’s performance, you will need to fast forward to 30 mins 8 seconds on the Vive Le Rockdown video stream.

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Fan Focus – Bobby Weiss

On the opposite side of the Atlantic, many fans Stateside were growing up with the music of The Vapors. Like many of us, Bobby Weiss was too young to see them first time round growing up in New York and had to wait many years to finally get to see them live. Imagine then, the buzz he had when his own band blagged a support slot for a Mercury Lounge show in 2018! Ladies & gentlemen, over to Bobby…

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Dave on Pop Quiz

Dave is appearing on a special online edition of Mike Read’s Pop Quiz at 1pm on Sunday 17th May which can be viewed on Youtube here Other guests are Paul Young, Steve Norman, Cheryl Baker, Leee John and Kimberley Rew. Hope Dave’s been brushing up on his pop trivia…

Updated 17/05- The show can be viewed here (starts after about 30 mins)

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Together-reel to reel

We asked the band to write a piece about the gestation of the new album Together, from writing the tracks through to the recording in Liverpool with Steve Levine. Here’s the mammoth piece that they sent us back. Put the kettle on and get comfortable as it’s a long read:

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V-Day is finally here!

After nearly 40 years wait, The Vapors third album is released to the world today! 12 chunks of pure Vapors goodness with all the hallmarks of the band we know & love. We’re sure you all have your physical copies on order but you can listen to it on Spotify here