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Your Day Will Come 31-10-2021

Your Day Will Come – a song about animal cruelty which was released on the Don’t Turn Away album in 2019. You can listen for free on Spotify and support us by clicking ‘follow’.

Spotify: Your Day Will Come https://open.spotify.com/album/0fG068PG1xjNfIlGKL4lQ8?highlight=spotify:track:58MaqLGd1CQhOxDH7RLWlk

As soon as I’d written that song I had an idea for a t-shirt using one of the photos we had of Evie walking back from the shop with a baseball bat. For her it was a toy but it was a great image to go with this song. It was only a couple of months ago that with the help of Simon from Carry On Screening that my vision became a reality. He cleverly used part of the Slice Of Life Symbol (created by Brian from Flesh and Bone) to create this great image.

From design, to print, to sew on the labels, to getting it on the web shop took about 3 months. At the time of designing this great t-shirt we had no idea that Evie would no longer be with us. I hope you like the design and what it stands for as much as we do.

Text on the back is an extract of the song:

Your Day Will Come – Steve Ignorant

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Evie 11-10-2021

Sorry to have to tell you that after this there will be no more new pictures of Evie appearing as she passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning. Just picked up her ashes and she is now safely tucked up in the garden with daffodil bulbs for company.

We had a wonderful 10 years with a wonderful companion – yes, tears but also smiles and great memories.

Steve and Jona

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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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Today is a special day – 11th April

Today is a special day – Dave King, who designed the Crass symbol, left us last year and today is his birthday. There was meant to be a celebration of his life in San Francisco but obviously that won’t happen. What I would ask is for all of you who have a Crass symbol somewhere – be it on your body or a poster or a t-shirt – doesn’t matter which – take a picture and share it.

I have very fond memories of me, Dave and Dionne in their apartment in Prince Street, NYC putting the world to rights, discussing Jack Kirby’s artwork from the Marvel comics, drinking beers and the next Sleeping Dogs performance.

There is so much I could say but at the moment it’s too emotional so I’ll raise a glass to Dave King who is the King.

What a symbol.

With us forever.

My arms stretch and embrace Dionne, his soul mate.

All the best Dave, decorate the walls wherever you are with your felt pens and save a place for me.

All my love

Igs

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WE FIGHT AND WILL BE BACK

3rd April 2020

This is a strange weekend for me, the band, the rest of the team and probably many of you as this weekend was going to be the start of the IGNORANT TOUR.

Two years of planning, one year of rehearsals and getting physically fit to play at a sold out show in Leeds followed by the Uni in Newcastle. To say we’re gutted is an understatement but do we feel defeated? NO, we will fight this virus and we will be back. Take care, stay safe and see you at the rescheduled dates.

Steve x

(photo by Simon Balaam)

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Do They Owe Us A Living

Here is a great animated cartoon of Do They Owe Us A Living? that David Worth created.
It can be seen on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/365362564 and YouTube here: https://youtu.be/4EcDHUSVNKo

I’ll be performing Crass songs again in 2020-2021 with an amazing band. Carol Hodge – keys & vocals; Jay Bagnall – drums; Pete Wilson – lead guitar; Pete Rawlinson – bass guitar.

April 2020
July 2020
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THE IGNORANT TOUR – EUROPE

THE IGNORANT EUROPE TOUR will start on 24th September. Tickets on sale for most of the venues apart from France, Dusseldorf and Hamburg

Here are the ticket links for

Berlin: https://so36.com/do-24092020/steve-ignorant-the-cravats/
Hamburg: https://www.tixforgigs.com/de-DE/Event/33349
Amsterdam: https://www.melkweg.nl/en/agenda/cr-ass-26-09-2020
Brussels: https://www.abconcerts.be/en/agenda/events/steve-ignorant-presents-crass-songs-1977-1984/21609/
Bregenz: https://between.at/events/
Munich: https://www.eventim.de/artist/steve-ignorant/steve-ignorants-crass-2658648/
Wiesbaden: www.schlachthof-wiesbaden.de/programmdetails/items/steve-ignorant-presents-crass-songs-1977-1984.html
or go to: https://www.weird-world.de/tourdates