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Michael Dean Update & Tour News

Following a routine knee operation in January our drummer Michael suffered some post operation complications, which necessitated the postponing of our Spring European dates which are now rescheduled for October.

Very unfortunately serious complications associated with this operation have made it clear that Michael will need further time to recuperate. We regret that he will not be recovered in time for the UK shows in April. In order not to disappoint those who have bought tickets and made plans, we have brought in respected drummer Andy Woodard from Adam Ant's band to join us as a temporary stand-in for Michael, so the shows can still go ahead.

Michael: 'When it became clear my leg would not allow me to do the April shows, we realised that we would need a stand-in and selected Andy as the best candidate. In the meantime we've been working together on new songs, which should be out later this year. I'm now looking forward to when I can play live again, which I hope will be very soon'

Spring Tour News

Things are getting very exciting for the forthcoming April shows.

Following Bristol sell out, Whitby Goth Weekend day tickets are also now sold out but some weekend tickets are still available at £58 and you can purchase them from HERE
For more information visit the WGW website HERE

There will also be a band signing session and meet and greet between 5-6pm at the venue (The Spa Pavillion, Whitby, YO21 3EN) with the merchandise stall opening early for this purpose.

Tickets for the remaining shows are going fast!

Sonisphere & Other Festivals 2014

NEW MODEL ARMY are confirmed to appear at Sonisphere Festival on Saturday July 5th on the Bohemia Stage.

Justin: "We are very much looking forward to playing Sonisphere, and in particular playing at the legendary Knebworth House. This will be the first time we have played both."

Sonisphere Official Website: HERE

There are another two festivals confirmed at the moment (with hopefully more to follow very soon):
12 July - Blacksheep Festival, Bad Rappenau-Bonfeld, Germany
09 August - Fête du Bruit Dans Landerneau, France

Please see the Tour pages for more details and ticket links.

March Dates Rescheduled Tour Announced

Michael Dean went for a routine minor knee operation in January with an expected recovery time of a couple of weeks. However, due to surgical complications, he developed blood clots in the muscles of his calf. These remain serious despite several weeks of intensive treatment and we were advised by the Consultant in charge that it would be impossible for Michael to be in a fit condition to tour by mid March. So with great regret we were forced to postpone the March shows in Germany, Scandinavia and Holland until October to allow Michael more time to recover.

We can now announce the re-scheduled shows:
2nd Heerlen, Neuwe Nor
3rd Lindau, Club Vaudeville TICKETS
4th Augsburg, Kantine Eventim
5th Freiburg, Jazzhaus Adticket / Reservix
7th Karlsruhe, Substage Adticket / Reservix
8th Saarbrücken, Garage Eventim
9th Jena, F-Haus Eventim / Vibus
10th Coesfeld, Fabrik Eventim
11th Kiel, Max Eventim / Adticket / Reservix
12th Beverungen, Stadthalle Eventim / Adticket / Reservix
14th Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
15th Oslo, John Dee TICKETS
16th Stockholm, TBC
17th Malmo, Babel TICKETS
18th Bremen ,Aladin Eventim
19th Celle ,CD Kaserne TICKETS
20th Frankfurt, Batschkapp TICKETS

Please hold on to tickets purchased as existing tickets for the March shows are still valid.

Justin: "I'm glad fans who bought tickets for the March shows now have these new dates and we are really looking forward to playing again in places many of which we haven’t had the opportunity to visit in a while"

Michael: "My leg is recovering but right now it is still very painful. The postponement will ensure when we play we guarantee our best possible show to make the extra wait worthwhile!"

***STOP PRESS*** The first Christmas date has been confirmed:
20th December 2014 - Köln, Palladium Bonnticket / Eventim

Hardtickets are available from Contour: HERE

Whole World Band App Featuring NMA

We have contributed a New Model Army song to a genuinely exciting new interactive app called WholeWorldBand.

The app was the brainchild of Kevin Godley whom Justin met last year at Hamburg Reeperbahn festival. Kevin’s brilliant idea was to use technology to help musicians from anywhere in the world to collaborate together in an entirely new way.

We thought the idea very exciting, and have now posted on the site the forthcoming single “Seven Times” as our first ‘seed’ track . Our version is a bare bones recording with just vocal, chords and a basic rhythm track leaving space for drummers, bassists, guitarists, pianists, vocalists, violinists, (absolutely any musician) to add to or re-interpret the song and we're really looking forward to listening to other musicians' contributions.

Between Dog And Wolf Softback CD Version

While the 'Between Dog And Wolf' album has sparked a lot of discussion about the band's music, both among fans and the media (as we fully expected), one thing has been universally agreed; that the artwork, design and booklet packaging is a thing of great beauty (thanks again to Joolz, Brain Munson and all the team at Modo for this).

The demand for this 'deluxe hardback' version exceeded all expectation across UK and Germany, giving the band their highest album chart position since 1993 and as a result the initial manufacturing run has now sold out. We are getting more made as fast as we can but the complicated nature of the packaging, combined with this being the busiest time of year for the industry, means that there may be a short delay in receiving these. In which case we have now made a simpler softback version of the album (which will sell therefore for a little less) so there will be 2 CD versions of the album available to buy.

You can buy the CD's from the Shop:
Digipack from HERE
Hard Book Version HERE
Itunes Download: HERE

Seven Times

March In September

Between Dog And Wolf Album Sampler

Spirit of Football featuring New Model Army “The Beautiful Game”

We would like to announce a unique collaboration with Spirit of Football entitled “The Beautiful Game” as the World Cup in 2014 approaches.

The song is available to purchase from:
Itunes UK (£0.99): HERE
Itunes US ($1.29): HERE
Amazon (£0.89): HERE

Justin Sullivan:
"In Spring 2012 we were approached by Fernando Godoy about writing a song for the "Spirit Of Football' - a non-profit organisation which runs workshops with children in several countries and celebrates the International love of the game across the world. Based in Brazil (where New Model Army has long had a significant following), Fernando is a one-time professional player, NMA fan and philanthropist. For us it came at an interesting time, just as we were rebuilding our studio after a fire in which we lost everything and immediately after we were joined by our new bassist Ceri Monger (who also plays bodhran on the song). We were yet to begin writing what became "Between Dog And Wolf" and this was a perfect way to get back into recording. Quite apart from the fact that four out of five members of the band love football, we also saw it as an interesting project to try to come up with something that worked as a 'football song' but was still NMA. The process was quick and a lot of fun".

Fernando Godoy, Spirit of Football:
“NMA and SOF share in the ideals of independence, honesty, passion at work and always giving our best. I use the example of the persistence of Justin Sullivan pursuing dreams over time, and doing what you love as part of a collective,as my guide with the Spirit of Football”.

Added Phil Wake, Spirit of Football: “Thanks to NMA's generosity in creating this tune we will be able to help In rehabilitating the prisoners who are making the many replicas of The Ball, improve the position of intellectually disabled people on our route and continue to develop our successful education workshops around the world whilst continuing to show how football unites people everywhere.”

Find out more about Spirit Of Football HERE

NMA Magazine

To accompany the album, tour and film, we have decided to put out our own New Model Army magazine. This special full colour 104 page publication was designed by Brian Munson (who created the beautiful book in the 30th Anniversary box-set) in conjunction with Vive La Rock magazine. It contains exclusive features on the making of the new album with the band and Joe Barresi, Joolz on 30 years of NMA artwork, remembering Rob Heaton by his brother Mike, band members past and present, Ricky Warwick on his year in New Model Army, Campino from Die Toten Hosen on his love of NMA and much more.

And 30 years after we released our first single ‘Bittersweet’ together with a limited edition flexi-disc, we are doing the same once again - with the magazine containing a limited edition flexi-disc of the ‘March In September’ single. The magazine will also be available on the road as a kind of tour programme and also from our Shop HERE

Vibe Drum Endorsement Deal

Announcing a new endorsement deal with Vibe Drum based in Italy. Makers of custom built aluminium drum kits, they have made a kit for Michael, custom built to his specifications.

After meeting the company and trying their kit out down at Sphere Studios in London, Michael used their drums at the studio to record the next NMA album. He loved the sound they produced and was asked to endorse their drum kits. The kit can be seen and heard at the forthcoming live dates.

Marshall Gill Blackstar Endorsemeent

After using their amplifiers for the last couple of years New Model Army are pleased to announce that Marshall now has an endorsement deal with Blackstar amplifiers. He is currently using the Artisan 30 combo amp and very nice it is indeed! He recently went down to the factory and here's the video of the interview he did there.