Joe Jackson will be taking a new seven-piece band on the road; he will perform two sets over at least two hours with no opening act, and will draw heavily on "Night And Day" and its new sequel "Night And Day II", as well as other material from the whole of his career. Joe joined a violin class (aged 11) in order to escape from school sports, and soon fell in love with music. He switched to piano and started to compose. His teenage musical hero was Beethoven, but he also loved jazz and rock, and by age 16 he was playing piano gigs. He also won a scholarship to study Composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. Joe was signed in 1978; The Joe Jackson Band were wildly successful and toured constantly for three years, getting up to all the usual mischief. After the break up of that band, Jackson recorded and toured, releasing "Night And Day" (1982), "Body And Soul" (1984), "Big World" (1986) and "Blaze Of Glory" (1989). He also started to diversify into other areas, notably film scores: of which "Mike's Murder" (1983) and Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker" (1988).
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