Author, musician, journalist, presenter and pundit, John Robb, will be heading out on an extensive UK tour.

Discussing everything from his recently released book The Art Of Darkness – The History of Goth to his experience being the first person to interview Nirvana, his coining of the term ‘Britpop’ and his adventures on the post-punk frontline, the Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll tour will be a celebration of his life in music.

John Robb is a many-faceted creature. Not just a well-known face from TV, he is also a best-selling author, musician, journalist, presenter, pundit, music website boss, publisher, festival boss, eco-warrior, vegan behemoth and talking head singer from post-punk mainstays The Membranes.

Having grown up in Blackpool before punk rock came along and saved his life, Robb formed The Membranes; the highly-influential post-punk band whose current albums have attracted critical acclaim and continue to push forwards with added choirs and musical textures.

One of the leading post-punk fanzine writers in the UK with Rox before he went on to write for the rock press with Sounds throughout the ’80s, Robb was the first person to interview Nirvana, coined the expression ‘Britpop’ and was instrumental in kick-starting and documenting the Madchester scene. His website Louder Than War is currently the fifth most-read music and culture site in the UK, and is at the forefront of diverse modern culture.

He has also written countless best-sellers Punk Rock – an Oral History and The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop. 2021 also saw him write a book on leading eco-energy boss Dale Vince titled Manifesto.

Kicking off in Selby on the 22nd March this year, the 22-date tour will take him to venues across the nation, concluding in Edinburgh on 9th May.



Date Venue
Fri 22nd Town Hall Selby
Sat 23rd Chorley Theatre
Wed 27th Brewery Arts Kendal
Thu 28th Waterside Sale
Fri 29th The Chapel Halifax


Date Venue
Wed 10th Leadmill Sheffield
Thu 11th Arts Centre Pocklington
Fri 12th Pavilion Arts Buxton
Thu 18th Huntingdon Hall Worcester
Fri 19th Folk House Bristol
Sat 20th The Attic Southampton
Sun 21st Junction Cambridge
Tue 23rd Arts Centre Colchester
Wed 24th Arts Centre Norwich
Fri 26th Storyhouse Garret Chester
Sat 27th Philharmonic Music Room Liverpool
Sun 28th The Old Wollen Leeds


Date Venue
Wed 1st Komedia Brighton
Fri 3rd Works Woolwich
Sat 4th Soho 21 London
Thu 9th Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

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