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Jump and Haze play London double-header in March

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Prog veterans Jump and Haze will play a double-header show at Islington's Hope & Anchor on March 20.

The gig gives Jump the chance for returning bass player Andy Faulkner to reconnect with the band's fanbase ahead of their 30th Anniversary show at Aylesbury's Limelight Theatre in April.

“At one time or another in the last three decades we’ve played some of London’s most notable venue but this is a new one and a very famous one at that," Jump frontman John Dexter Jones tells Prog. "It’s great to be hooking up with Haze again - we’ve done a few gigs together and I think the two bands complement each other very well.

"Having Andy F back in the band has seen us revisiting material that he was instrumental in writing, so this gig is going to feature some stuff we haven’t played live for a long, long time! 

"That said, we’ll also be trying out some un-aired stuff from the forthcoming new album as well - it’ll be a unique, very close-up evening and it’s safe to say there’ll be some seat-of-the-pants stuff."

Jump tour dates:

May 16: Rotherham Wesley Centre
Jun 28: Bilston Robin 2 (Prog All Dayer)
Sep 05: Cannock Bridgtown Social Working Men's Club
Oct 03: Summer's End Festival
Oct 05: Peterborough Queen Victoria Hall

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.