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29 JunGuilfest, Guildford, SurreyTickets
12 Jul229, LondonTickets
27 JulHolroyd, Guildford (matinee show)Tickets
1 AugEndorset festival, DorsetTickets
23 AugLost 80s Live, Humpreys Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CATickets
24 AugLost 80s Live, Peacock Theater, Los Angeles, CATickets
25 AugLost 80s Live, City National Grove of Anaheim, CATickets
30 AugLost 80s Live, Vina Robles, Paso Robles, CA Tickets
31 AugLost 80s Live, Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CATickets
1 SepLost 80s Live Rewind, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln, CATickets
5 SepWest Shore Theatre, New Cumberland, PATickets
6 SepMercury Lounge, New York CityTickets
7 SepMercury Lounge, New York CityTickets
8 SepColony, Woodstock, NYTickets
7 NovThe 1865, SouthamptonTickets
16 NovChantry Brewery Tap n Venue, RotherhamTickets
23 NovOxted Sessions, Hurst Green, SurreyTickets
8 DecDingwalls, LondonTickets
29-30 MarScarborough Punk Festival, ScarboroughTickets


Fan Focus – Rich Stevenson

In this fan focus, we quiz Sheffield lad Rich Stevenson about his history with the band. He’s a familiar face at the band’s gigs and also does the techy stuff behind the scenes on their website…Read the rest


Cruel World festival- Mike’s memories

It’s getting a bit boring writing “It can’t get any better than this” all the time.

So let’s concentrate on the bad bits. 

The food on the plane wasn’t up to much. 

That’s it. So this is either going to be a very short article, or I’ll have to come back to that opening comment again.

Let’s start at the beginning. … Read the rest


Mike’s long weekend

Intrepid gig goer, published author, merch man extraordinaire and boy about town Mike Philpott went on the road with the band early in August for a mammoth trek around the country for a hectic 4 gig weekend. Fresh from his travels, he was kind enough to provide a diary, written in his own wonderful style, of that roadtrip. Over to Mike: … Read the rest


Making the Jimmie Jones video

Forty years ago this week saw the release of the band’s sixth (and final) single ‘Jimmie Jones’, taken from the ‘Magnets’ LP, which Liberty had decided to commission a promo video for. Clearly they felt that it had a better chance of radio & TV coverage and commercial success compared to the previous single ‘Spiders’. We thought that it would be interesting to focus on the making of the JJ video with anecdotes and memories from those who were there on the day, including all four band members.… Read the rest


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..Read the rest


Collecting The Vapors…part 1

For any fans wishing to start collecting the band’s output on physical release, whether it be vinyl, CD or even cassette, it seems fairly easy to secure the full discography with a back catalogue of only six 7” singles and three albums to find. In this article, we delve a little deeper into the murky land of the vinyl junkie, a world of acetates, test pressings and forty different versions of Turning Japanese! … Read the rest


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…Read the rest


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:Read the rest


Fan Focus – Par Engstrom

For many fans of the band, their first online discovery about The Vapors was the legendary website ‘Secret Noise’ run by a long-term fan called Par Engstrom from Sweden. It featured interviews, a detailed worldwide discography, lyrics, photos and a guestbook which was often frequented by actual band members! In those pre-Facebook days, it was amazing to actually interact with any of those guys, or other fans around the world, even if it was only in the virtual world. So, thanks to Par for his foresight setting up his website.Read the rest


Fan Focus – David ‘Docs’ Daniels

A regular face at Vapors gigs up and down the country is Northern based fan Docs, one of many fans who was too young to see the band the first time around and is making up for it since they reformed. Ladies and gents, meet Docs…Read the rest