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'Setting Sons' 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
23 SepBeach Ballroom, AberdeenTickets
24 SepLiquid Rooms, EdinburghTickets
25 SepQueen Margaret Union, GlasgowTickets
26 SepStone Valley North festival, Co.DurhamTickets
30 SepCheese & Grain, FromeTickets
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
1 OctClub Academy, ManchesterTickets
2 OctBrudenell Social Club, LeedsTickets
'Setting Sons' 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
8 OctGrand Central Hall, LiverpoolTickets
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
14 OctBoileroom, GuildfordTickets
15 OctUnder The Bridge, LondonTickets
16 OctPatterns, BrightonTickets
21 OctThe Cluny, NewcastleTickets
22 OctOran Mor, GlasgowTickets
23 OctLiquid Room, EdinburghTickets
29 OctThekla, BristolTickets
With The Skids
4 NovAssembly, Leamington SpaTickets
'Sounds Affects’ 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
19 NovWilliam Aston Hall, WrexhamTickets
8 DecThe Apex, Bury St EdmundsTickets


Together 2021 remix

The band marked their regrouping after a year apart by working on a 2021 remix of the first single ‘Together’ from the last album. Once again, they worked with the original producer Steve Levine on the remix and he added brass making it fresher & edgier. Together is now bigger, badder and brassier! Available from all major Download platforms April 16th

Update 16/4: now available to download here


Extra 40th NCD gig added

The band return to Guildford, their spiritual home, on the 40th anniversary of New Clear Days tour this autumn. They play at the Boileroom on Thursday 14th October and tickets are onsale now here


A year ago!

Sadly, due to the pandemic & subsequent lockdowns, it’s now exactly a year to the day since the band graced a stage. The last show was with From The Jam in Leamington Spa which beat the first lockdown by a few days. Hopefully, with the gradual easing of restrictions, life can get back to normality very soon and we will have the long-overdue return of live music.
Now is a perfect time to grab your tickets for the autumn 40th anniversary of New Clear Days gigs (or a FTJ show) and details and links are on the left. See you on the road this autumn…


FTJ dates postponed

We have just been informed that the forthcoming May and June dates with From The Jam for the Settings Sons 40th anniversary tour have been postponed. So far, six of the nine dates have been rescheduled to later on this year although The Vapors are no longer supporting at the Loughborough gig. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates and we will bring you info on the remaining three gigs (Hastings, Wrexham & Bury St Edmunds) when we have it. 
Updated 20th March– both Wrexham & Bury St Edmunds have been rescheduled although these shows are now Sound Affects gigs for FTJ rather than Setting Sons


Magnets @ 40

Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 9th of March 1981, the band released their second album ‘Magnets’, a mere nine months after their debut ‘New Clear Days’. The 11 track album was produced by David Tickle, who was best known at that time for his work with Split Enz. The album featured two singles, firstly ‘Spiders’ which had failed to chart and the soon-to-be-released ‘Jimmie Jones’.

The album’s feel was generally darker and less poppy than its predecessor and the lyrics dealt with a range of bleak topics such as mental health, presidential assassinations and a mass murdering cult leader. Sadly, following scant promotion by their new record label Liberty, the album didn’t chart in the UK. The band went out on the road on a huge tour throughout that month under the name ‘Mad March tour’!

As with ‘New Clear Days’, ‘Magnets’ is packed with classic Vapors tracks including ‘Silver Machines’, ‘Live At The Marquee’, Ed & Steve’s ‘Isolated Case’ and the epic title track itself. So, sit back and listen to the album in all its glory on Spotify here

Read what the British music papers thought about the album below (and try to keep calm with the NME one!)

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Happy birthday!

We would like to wish Dave Fenton a happy birthday. Hope you have a good one Mr F from the website team xx


Spiders @ 40

Exactly 40 years ago today, back in 1981, the band released their fifth single ‘Spiders’. It was the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Magnets’, the follow up to ‘New Clear Days’. The song hinted at the darker feel of the album to come and the shift away from the poppier sound was highlighted by the use of synthesisers. The single release was coupled with the track ‘Galleries For Guns’ on the flip side. For some reason, EMI’s promotions budget didn’t stretch to a making a video and that probably contributed to the single not charting. Listen to the single release on Spotify here


Season’s greetings

On behalf of The Vapors, their management & crew, we would like to wish the band’s fans around the world best wishes for the festive season and a happy and safe 2021. Despite everything else happening in the world this year, 2020 was also the year that finally delivered the band’s long-awaited third album Together, proving well worth the 39 year wait! Live wise, the year was written off after mid March due to the pandemic, forcing the postponement of both some FTJ gigs and the band’s New Clear Days 40th anniversary tour. Hopefully they can restart gigging in May with FTJ ahead of the NCD tour. See you on the road in the new year, stay safe in the meantime… The Vapors website team x


Rescheduled From The Jam gigs

The From The Jam Setting Sons 40th anniversary gigs that were postponed earlier in 2020, due to the Covid pandemic, have now been rescheduled for May and June 2021. The Vapors are special guests on nine of the new dates and details can be found on the gig listing to the left.

Tickets for the rescheduled dates are on sale now here


Fan Focus – Matt Inskip

In this fan focus, we quiz South coast fan Matt who has been a regular face at gigs since the band reformed and was one of the lucky ones to see them multiple times in the first time around. Over to you, Mr Inskip..

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