(CRASS SONGS 1977-1984)
It most certainly was not a CRASS reunion, and never sought to be.
The Last Supper tour, which began in the UK in September 2010, answered the calls that came from around the globe in response to the Shepherd’s Bush gigs. This June, Steve and his band will be coming to Australia, celebrating the period of Crass’ work with which he feels most closely aligned – the period when he feels the band were at their strongest, most productive and most hopeful.
Steve will be performing with a full band (not the other members of Crass) and as well as featuring Crass songs there will be some rather special visuals. The touring line up includes Gizz Butt (guitar – Destructors, English Dogs, Janus Stark, The Prodigy, The More I See), Bob Butler (bass – The Tone, Schwartzneggar), Spike T Smith (drums – The Damned, Conflict, Killing Joke, Morrissey), Carol Hodge (vocals – Bad Taste Barbies, Synco, Electraglide) and of course Steve Ignorant (vocals).
Steve has also just published his autobiography, The Rest Is Propaganda, which tells the story of his upbringing in the wilds of East London, and how he escaped a life on the factory floor, formed Crass with Penny Rimbaud, and how Stephen Williams became Steve Ignorant.
Having started in London in 2007, this new expanded show will soon visit the USA, Canada and Australia before a FINALE in London on 19 November 2011. At which point the door will be firmly closed.