CRASS – Crass Heart badge to support our music venues


Thanks to you we have sold over 600 Crass Heart Badges with all profits going to a venue that I’ve played in or will play in the future.

Like so many other venues, Tullikamari (also used to be called Klubi) in Finland has not been able to open their doors to live music for over a year and is struggling to keep afloat. The first time I played there was in 2010 during The Last Supper Tour and later on with Slice Of Life in 2015 and 2019.

Every single time we were welcomed with open arms and they went over and above to look after us and make us feel part of their family. Over the years Tullikamari has supported and given opportunities to many artists. Now this amazing and proud venue needs our support.

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Music venues all over the world will need our support during this pandemic. By buying this heart or sharing this, you will support a venue and live music.




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This beautiful design was initially made by Paul Thorpe. He found the heart image of the Crass symbol on the internet, burnt it into olive wood (pyrography) and put his own spin on it.

We decided that this would be the perfect design to support music venues during the Covid 19 Pandemic. For me and many of you music is part of my life and it made me who I am today. No music venues, no gigs, no live music.

So far, with your support, we have donated 100 % of the profit of 600 Crass Heart Badges to:

  • The Foremans Bar, Nottingham
  • The Railway Hotel, Southend
  • SO36, Berlin in Germany
  • Jac’s, Aberdare
  • New Cross Inn, London
  • The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

Our next 100 Hearts will go to Tullikamari, Tampere in Finland.

The Tullikamari (The Old Customs House) building dates back to 1901 (120 years this year!) and is owned by the City of Tampere. It was handed over for its current purpose in 1988. Since then, Pakkahuone has greeted many legends of live music. Bands such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Prodigy and The Ramones as well as all Finnish top artists have experienced the palpable live atmosphere of Tampere on the stage of the legendary Pakkahuone hall. The club side of Tullikamari (Klubi) is one of the most prestigious concert venues in Finland with over 400 shows by Finnish and international artist of all genres each year. Tullikamari is managed by Tampere Culture Chamber Ltd.

Tullikamari has been on the forefront of live music and culture for over 30 years. During that time, it has developed into renowned Finnish concert venue and event centre. The total number of annual visitors to Pakkahuone and Klubi is (at normal times) around 200 000.

Some of the the international artists that have performed at Tullikamari:
Fugazi, Raised Fist, Henry Rollins, No Means No, Victims Family, Jello Biafra & GSM, Discharge, Conflict, Infected Mushroom, Steven Wilson, Manowar, Misfits, NoFX, Offspring, Hollywood Undead, Tiger Army, Kreator, Soilwork, Perturbator, Testament, Annihilator, Satyricon, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ministry, Airbourne, Uriah Heep, Mayhem, Laibach, Salif Keita, Youssou N’dour, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Songhoi Blues, Angélique Kidjo, John Mayall, Dona Onete, Santrofi, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, Brass Against, Airbourne, Nikki Hill, Napalm Death, Ghost-Note, Voivod, Dub War, Saul Williams, Sepultura, Skindred, Soulfly, New Zion With Hamid Drake, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Sly & Robbie, Skatalites, The Wailers, Tony Allen, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band, Baba Zula & Mad Professor, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Melvins, Messthetics, Helmet, HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights, Interrobang, Kathmandu Killers, Mike Watt & The Missing Men…and Steve Ignorant’s Last Supper (2010) & Slice of Life (2015 & 2019)

Please support our venues by buying a Crass Heart or share this.








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