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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – IGNORANT TOUR @ Cork 2022

27th January Crane Lane, Cork 2022

As most of you know Ian Walsh, our Cork promoter and friend, suddenly passed away at the end of August this year (2021).

I personally have no involvement in organizing gigs as the promoter deals with that side of the tour. Over the last couple of months, I and several other people have tried to find out what was going to happen with the rescheduled gig in 2022.

We only managed to find out that several tickets were sold from a record shop and from Ian. The venue was dealing directly with Ian and has taken the gig of their gig list.

Because the venue has failed to interact with us, it now seems obvious that they have cancelled the show which is completely out of our control and of huge regret to us and the memory of Ian.

Apart from it being a huge disappointment it is also a financial loss to the people that bought a ticket, the band, the support bands, the sound guy and everyone that was directly or indirectly involved.

More importantly Ian will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with Ian’s family and friends during this sad and difficult time.

The Dublin and Belfast gigs -28th and 29th January 2022, which are organized by a different promoter are still going ahead (Covid restrictions permitted) and hopefully we’ll be able to see you there.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Steve

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North East Calling 25-09-2021

After it had to be rescheduled twice due to the pandemic, North East Calling was finally happening. What a line up and so great to meet up with everyone again.

The Ignorant Band: Steve Ignorant (vocals), Carol Hodge (vocals & keys), Jay Bagnall (drums), Pete Rawlinson (bass), Pete Wilson (guitar). All photos by Simon Balaam.

Due to the quick change over time we didn’t had time to put our drum skin on but that didn’t matter, Jay just put it next to it.
Having Colin Jerwood joining us on stage made a great night even more special.
Thanks everyone for supporting us. We truly appreciated it and absolutely loved it.

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The Old Cold Store, Nottingham 24-09-2021

Our very first gig of the IGNORANT TOUR after 18 months delay, had to of course start in Nottingham where Crass played 37 years ago. We were all pretty nervous and super excited to finally get on stage and perform those Crass songs that we’ve been rehearsing for the last 2 1/2 years.

Photo by Simon Balaam
Getting ready backstage. Photo Simon Balaam
As soon as we started I knew it would be ok. The support from the crowd was incredible. Photo By Simon Balaam
Carol was on top form. What a voice. Photo by Simon Balaam.

What a night! Thanks to our Special guests ‘Static Kill’ and ‘The Blunders’ for joining us. Massive thanks to Lee Garratts from ‘Both Eyes Open’ for setting up the gig and of course a very special thank you to all that come along. It truly was a great start of our tour.