The following gigs have all taken place. For news of upcoming concerts, please see the latest reunion news from the blog.

2003

The line-up for the following gigs was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica
  • Gary Lucas – guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Robert Williams – drums

UK, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Camber Sands, East Sussex

Sunday 6th April 2003. This was recorded by the BBC and broadcast on John Peel’s Radio 1 Show and on Radio 3’s ‘Mixing It’ programme.

UK, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Monday 7th April 2003.

Above ticket and press ad kindly sent along by Benjamin Horrendous.

The line-up for the following gig was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica
  • Gary Lucas – guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Michael Traylor – drums

USA, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Long Beach, California, Queen Mary Ship.

8th / 9th November 2003

2004

The line-up for the following gigs was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica
  • Gary Lucas – guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Michael Traylor – drums

UK, The Royal Festival Hall, London

Friday 23rd January 2004

UK, Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th January 2004

Amsterdam, Paradiso

Tuesday 22nd June 2004

UK, Concorde 2, Brighton

Wednesday 23rd June 2004

UK, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Thursday 24th June 2004

UK, Glastonbury Festival

Friday 25th June 2004

UK, Bristol Carling Academy

27th June 2004

UK, London Garage

28th June 2004 – there had also been a show scheduled for 29th June which was cancelled.

UK, Liverpool Academy

1st July 2004

UK, Leeds Irish Centre

2nd July 2004

UK, Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

3rd July 2004

UK, Glasgow, The Arches

5th July 2004

UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

6th July 2004

BBC Radio 1 broadcast, John Peel show

7th July 2004

UK, Belgrade, Serbia at Fotuna

8th July 2004

2005

UK, Glasgow The Arches

Monday 23 May 2005

UK, Leeds Irish Centre

Tuesday 24 May 2005

UK, Manchester Academy 3

Wednesday 25 May 2005

UK, Stourbridge Rock Café

Thursday 26 May 2005

UK, Sheffield Leadmill

Friday 27 May 2005

UK, Liverpool Academy

Saturday 28 May 2005

UK, Stoke Sugarmill

Sunday 29 May 2005

UK, Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Tuesday 31 May 2005

UK, Cambridge Junction

Wednesday 1 June 2005

UK, Bristol Fleece & Firkin

Thursday 2 June 2005

UK, Penzance Acorn Theatre

Friday 3 June 2005

UK, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Sunday 5 June 2005

UK, Oxford Zodiac

Monday 6 June 2005

UK, London Astoria

Wednesday 8 June 2005

2006

Sweden, TV4, live broadcast

Tuesday 16th May 2006

Sweden, Umeå Opera House

Friday 19th May 2006

Sweden, Stockholm Jazzclub Fasching

Saturday 20th May 2006

Denmark, Aarhus

Sunday 21st May 2006 CANCELLED

Norway, Oslo

Wednesday 24th May 2006 CANCELLED

2009

The line-up for this show was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica, sax
  • Eric Klerks – guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Craig Bunch – drums

UK, Minehead Butlins Holiday Centre

All Tomorrows Parties

2011

When it looked like we wouldn’t see the Magic Band tour again they were offered another spot at the UK All Tomorrows Parties event at Minehead in November 2011. The band decided to try to put a short tour together around that gig and started approaching venues across the UK. Some already had full schedules while others offered paltry money … but there were enough to make a tour worthwhile.

Then, suddenly, the ATP event was postponed until March 2012. A replacement show in Bristol was hastily arranged to fill the date and the tour went ahead. And what a tour it was … the band were on blazing form.

review of four of the gigs on the Vanity Project fanzine blog

The line-up for this tour was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica
  • Eric Klerks – guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Craig Bunch – drums

UK, London The Scala

Wednesday 30 November

Eire, Dublin Button Factory

Friday 2 December

UK, Liverpool The Kazimier

Saturday 3 December

UK, Bristol The Thekla

Sunday 4 December

UK, Falmouth The Pavilion

Monday 5 December

UK, Nottingham The Rescue Rooms

Wednesday 7 December

UK, Leeds Irish Centre

Thursday 8 December

2012

UK, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

7 March 2012

UK, The Phoenix, Exeter

9 March 2012

UK, Minehead Butlins Holiday Centre – All Tomorrows Parties

10-11 March 2012

UK, The Robin, Bilston, Wolverhampton

12 March 2012

UK, The Continental, Preston

13 March 2012

UK, The Duchess, York

14 March 2012

Japan, ATP Festival, Tokyo

14 April 2012 CANCELLED

USA, ATP Festival, New Jersey

21-23 September 2012

Eire, Button Factory, Dublin

Friday 28 September 2012

UK, Zanzibar Club, Liverpool

Saturday 29 September 2012

UK, The Picturedome, Holmfirth

Sunday 30 September 2012

Germany, Kesselhaus, Berlin

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Denmark, Amager Bio, Copenhagen

Thursday 4 October 2012

Norway, Parkteatret, Oslo

Saturday 6 October 2012

Germany, Blues Garage, Isernhagenr near Hannover

Sunday 7 October 2012

Germany, Theaterhaus, Stuttgart

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Switzerland, Exil, Zürich

Thursday 11 October 2012

Belgium, 4AD, Diksmuide

Saturday 13 October 2012

2013

A couple of pre-tour interviews were published online:

UK, Concorde 2, Brighton

1 March 2013

UK, Arts Centre, Colchester

2 March 2013

UK, The Fleece, Bristol

4 March 2013

UK, Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton

5  March 2013

UK, The Continental, Preston

6  March 2013

Band On The Wall, Manchester

7  March 2013

UK, Arches, Glasgow

9  March 2013

UK, HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

10  March 2013

UK, The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

11  March 2013

UK, Eric’s, Liverpool

13  March 2013

UK, The Duchess, York

14  March 2013

UK, Sub89, Reading

15  March 2013

UK, Under The Bridge, Fulham, London

16 March 2013

  • now available on DVD ‘Singing Through You’

 

The line-up for the following shows was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica, sax, guitar
  • Eric Klerks – guitar, bass guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Andy Niven – drums

Germany, Club Hanseat, Salzwedel

22 November 2013

Germany, Cafe Scheune, Wredenhagen

23 November 2013

Germany, Keselhaus, Berlin

24 November 2013

Germany, Blues Garage, Isernhagenr near Hannover

26 November 2013

Germany, Grammatikoff, Duisburg

27 November 2013

Holland, De Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen

29 November 2013

Holland, De Piek, Vlissingen

30 November 2013

UK, Camber Sands Pontins Holiday Camp – All Tomorrows Parties

1 December 2013

UK, The Globe, Cardiff

4 December 2013

UK, Irish Centre, Leeds

5 December 2013

UK, The Musician, Leicester

6 December 2013

UK, Arts Centre, Norwich

7 December 2013

UK, The Borderline, London

8 December 2013

2014

The line-up for the following shows was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica, sax, guitar
  • Eric Klerks – guitar, bass guitar
  • Denny Walley – guitar
  • Mark Boston – bass
  • Andy Niven – drums

USA, The Troubadour, Los Angeles

6 April 2014

Australia, The Corner Hotel, Richmond

11 April 2014

Australia, Metro Theatre, Sydney

12 April 2014

Australia, Bluesfest, Byron Bay

18 April 2014

UK, The Assembly, Leamington Spa

22 May 2014

UK, Engine Shed, University of Lincoln, Lincoln

23 May 2014

  • now available as DVD ‘Magnetic Draw’

UK, The Arc, Stockton-on-Tees

24 May 2014

UK, The Cluny, Newcastle

25 May 2014

UK, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

27 May 2014

UK, Band on the Wall, Manchester

29 May 2014

UK, Eric’s, Liverpool

30 May 2014

UK, West End Centre, Aldershot

31 May 2014

UK, The Haunt, Brighton

1 June 2014

UK, Arts Centre, Colchester

3 June 2014

UK, The Fleece, Bristol

5 June 2014

UK, Corn Exchange, Hertford

6 June 2014

UK, The Garage, London

7 June 2014

UK, The Lunar Festival, Tanworth In Arden

8 June 2014

Germany, Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan

18 July 2014

 

2015

With Denny Walley leaving the band and Mark Boston still recovering from heart surgery it was a different looking, and younger, band that toured this time.

The line-up for the ‘Striped Light’ tour was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica, sax
  • Eric Klerks – guitar, bass, iPad
  • Max Kutner – guitar
  • Andy Niven – drums
  • Brian Havey – keyboards

UK, The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

4 November 2015

UK, Band On The Wall, Manchester

5 November 2015

UK, The Continental, Preston

7 November 2015

UK, The Kazimier, Liverpool

8 November 2015

UK, The Greystones, Sheffield

10 November 2015

UK, Brudenall Social Club, Leeds

11 November 2015

UK, The Studio, Hartlepool

12 November 2015

UK, Arts Centre, Norwich

13 November 2015

UK, Arts Centre, Colchester

15 November 2015

UK, Robin 2, Wolverhampton

16 November 2015

UK, The Fleece, Bristol

17 November 2015

UK, Winter Gardens, Margate

18 November 2015

UK, Under The Bridge, London

20 November 2015

UK, West End Centre, Aldershot

21 November 2015

2016

Having been invited to play at Zappanale #27 the band were able to fit a quick one-off UK show before flying out to Germany.

2016 - Magic Band - UTB posterUK, Under The Bridge, London

14 July 2016

Germany, Zappanale #27, Bad Doderan

15 July 2016

 

2017

Billed as ‘The Farewell Tour’ this might well be the last time we see the Magic Band touring in the UK.

The line-up for the ‘Farewell Tour’ tour was as follows:

  • John French – drums, vocals, harmonica, sax
  • Eric Klerks – guitar, bass, theremin
  • Max Kutner – guitar
  • Andy Niven – drums
  • Jonathan Sindelman – keyboards

UK, Band On The Wall, Manchester

4 November 2017

UK, Mono, Glasgow

Sunday 5 November 2017

UK, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

6 November 2017

UK, The Cluny, Newcastle

7 November 2017

UK, The Platform, Morecambe

8 November 2017

UK, Philharmonic Hall Music Room, Liverpool

10 November 2017

UK, Band On The Wall, Manchester

11 November 2017

UK, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

12 November 2017

UK, Robin 2, Wolverhampton

13 November 2017

UK, Irish Centre, Leeds

14 November 2017

UK, West End Centre, Aldershot

16 November 2017

UK, Anchor Inn, Wingham

18 November 2017

 

UK, The Fleece, Bristol

20 November 2017

UK, The Phoenix, Exeter

21 November 2017

UK, The Brook, Southampton

22 November 2017 (rescheduled from 19 November due to illness)

UK, Komedia, Brighton

23 November 2017

UK, The Garage, London

24 November 2017

UK, Norwich Arts Centre

25 November 2017

UK, Colchester Arts Centre

26 November 2017

2 Comments »

  1. nigel wheatley says:

    I remember seeing the re-union band at The Borderline in central London it must have been Jan 14? when andy niven had replaced craig bunch. Its not on this list but it was by far the best performance i have seen from the re-union magic bands

    • Steve says:

      Hi Nigel, yes, you’re quite right. I’ve just been doing some updating on this page and realised that that whole tour had been missed off somehow! The Bordeline show was actually on 8 December 2013. Thanks, Steve

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