listen while browsing


News Archive
Check out Joe Jackson on the 'BEETHOVEN WAS A ROCKSTAR' Podcast
Posted on 7/17/2021

Joe Jackson talks about Will Power, Night Music Heaven and Hell, Symphony n.1, the Duke and more.

...read more
Posted on 10/6/2020
...read more
W.I.L.T. Returns (Part Deux)
Posted on 10/2/2019

This month, we bring you the second installment of The Return of WILT! 

...read more
Posted on 9/1/2019

This month Joe's music blog 'What I'm Listening To' returns for a two-month limited edition, consisting of reflections on his last tour, touring in general, and what he's been listening to on the road. 

...read more
FOUR DECADE TOUR 2019: Mission Accomplished
Posted on 8/1/2019

Joe is currently enjoying a well-earned medicinal martini in a luxury sanitorium for temporarily burned-out musicians. Meanwhile he would like to thank the following for a fantastic tour . . .

...read more
"Gravità Zero" - Italian Translation Presentation and Signing
Posted on 6/28/2019

Joe will present Gravità Zero - the Italian translation of his memoir A Cure For Gravity at Il Libraccio in Firenze on Sunday, July 21st at 6pm.

...read more
Joe on PBS' NewsHour
Posted on 5/6/2019

Joe was featured on PBS' NewsHour this past weekend. The piece is available online now. 


...read more
Four Decade Tour: Europe Dates Announced!
Posted on 2/14/2019

Four Decade Tour European dates announced!

...read more
More US Dates Added to Four Decade Tour!
Posted on 2/5/2019

The Four Decade Tour kicks off tonight in Knoxville at the Bijou Theatre. AND we're adding more US + Canadian shows for later in the year. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time. 

...read more
The Tonight Show
Posted on 1/22/2019

Watch Joe and the band perform "Fabulously Absolute" on The Tonight Show. 

...read more
Four Decade Tour
Posted on 10/9/2018

So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years' worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: Look Sharp (1979) Night And Day (1982) Laughter And Lust (1991) Rain (2008) and Fool (2019). We'll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can't wait. Let's party.

...read more
New Album FOOL Coming in January
Posted on 10/9/2018

Joe has announced the release of his new studio album Fool. The record, which is the 20th studio album of his career, will be released on Jan 19th on earMusic. 

...read more
Just Announced! Summer 2018 North American Tour Dates
Posted on 3/12/2018

Joe has confirmed a 2018 summer tour visiting cities across the U.S. and Canada. These new dates follow four acclaimed tours over the last two years. Supporting Joe once again will be long-time collaborator Graham Maby on bass, along with guitarist Teddy Kumpel, and drummer Doug Yowell.

...read more
STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN Or, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Vodka Martini (But Were Afraid To Ask)
Posted on 12/1/2017

The vodka martini has been a popular drink for quite a long time, and so has predictably fallen out of favour with the 'craft cocktail' crowd. Some very cool bars even refuse to stock vodka, on the grounds that it's pretty flavourless (they've got a point there) or that their customers need to be educated (hmmm). But personally I still find the 'vodkatini' a splendidly bracing apéritif, and not bad on other occasions, too.

...read more
That's All, Folks!
Posted on 6/27/2017

The Fast Forward tour finally wrapped up on June 25th in San Antonio, Texas – its 88th show. Joe would like to thank the following for one of his most successful and enjoyable tours in many years:

...read more
Joe on Alec Baldwin's
Posted on 5/30/2017

Listen to Joe's wide-ranging conversation with Alec Baldwin on his excellent podcast Here's The Thing HERE

...read more
Joe's Collaboration with Zuco Sound
Posted on 5/26/2017

Joe recently co-wrote and played on two songs on Zuco Sound's new album Muddy / Sweet. The album is now available to stream on Spotify and physical copies can be purchased via the Zuco Sound webshop

...read more
Posted on 3/6/2017

Following three sold out tours over the last year and a half, Joe is mounting one more “encore” to the Fast Forward Tour.

...read more
Vinyl Re-Issue of I'm The Man
Posted on 4/29/2016

I'm The Man is now available again on vinyl, thanks to a 180G (Dead Quiet) re-issue pressed by RTI. This new edition has been 100% Analog AAA mastered by Kevin Gray, with beautifully restored cover art printed by Stoughton on heavy stock.

...read more
Summer 2016 Tour Dates
Posted on 3/22/2016

Back by popular demand following his sold out tour last fall, Joe is announcing a new run of summer tour dates across the US and Canada. The tour will again feature Joe, longtime bassist Graham Maby, Teddy Kumpel on guitar, and drummer Doug Yowell.

...read more
New Headline Shows Added in Belgium and The Netherlands
Posted on 11/23/2015
...read more
Fast Forward Tour - Europe
Posted on 10/26/2015

Happy to announce that the Fast Forward Tour is headed to Europe in 2016! 

...read more
Fast Forward - Album Release Day
Posted on 10/2/2015

Fast Forward - Joe's first studio album original songs in seven years - is officially out worldwide today! 

...read more
Fast Forward - Song Premiere
Posted on 8/13/2015

Listen to the title track to the new album now on Stereogum

...read more
Fast Forward: A New Album + US Tour Dates
Posted on 7/14/2015

Big news today! Joe Jackson will be releasing a new album Fast Forward on Oct 2nd and touring the US this fall - playing new and old material, solo and with a new band.


Along with songs from the new project, the show will include songs from his entire career, including his most popular albums (Look Sharp, Night and Day). Jackson will be "his own opening act," starting the show with a short solo piano/vocal set before bringing on the full band. The show will also include a surprising cover version or two, which will change from night to night.


For this tour Jackson has reunited with longtime bassist Graham Maby, and added two distinguished and eclectic New York-based musicians, guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell. "We're all strong singers," says Jackson, "and along with that and Teddy's diversity and mastery of effects, and Doug's use of electronic as well as live percussion, we'll sound like a lot more than four people. This tour is going to be a lot of fun - I can't wait."

...read more
Night of the Proms
Posted on 6/18/2015

Joe will be participating in this year's Night of the Proms concert series in Belgium and the Netherlands, alongside Basement Jaxx, Scala, Gavin DeGraw, Alexandra Arrieche and Fernando Varela.

...read more
SFJAZZ Gala - Joni Mitchell
Posted on 4/20/2015

On Friday, May 8th, Joe will perform in an all-star tribute at a gala honoring Joni Mitchell, who is receiving the 2015 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award.

...read more
On to Mixing
Posted on 1/23/2015

Update: the recording phase of the new project is now complete. On to mixing.


Stay tuned folks. 

...read more
Steppin' Out - The A&M Years, 1979-89
Posted on 12/9/2014

If you want a single-album snapshot of the first ten years of Joe's career, this is the one to get.

...read more
New Music
Posted on 12/5/2014

Joe is recording new music. Stay tuned... 

The Songs Of Beulah Rowley
Posted on 10/30/2014

Joe has recorded piano for two tracks on a fascinating project by Mary Lee Kortes (aka Mary Lee's Corvette).

...read more
Zuco Sound
Posted on 4/21/2014

Joe has just spent a few days in Amsterdam, working at Electric Monkey studios, with Stefan Kruger and Stefan Schmid from one of his favourite bands, Zuco 103. The project is an offshoot of Zuco 103 featuring collaborations with various artists, to be released under the name Zuco Sound.

...read more
Posted on 12/19/2013

. . . . to my new website. We’ve been working on it for some time, and thanks to Brian and Levon for wrestling with a mountain of small details. (I’ve been in this business for a while, and have been inconveniently prolific). It’s also not 100% finished, and features will be added or improved over the coming months.

...read more
Joe Jackson at Fess Fest 2013
Posted on 10/31/2013

Joe will be making a special guest appearance at "Fess Fest" at Tipitina's in New Orleans next Thursday, Nov 7th. The evening will pay tribute to the late great Professor Longhair...

...read more
Read Joe's Guest Column In Spiked
Posted on 3/27/2013
How 20 Deep Joe Jackson Cuts Became The Soundtrack To 'Hey Bartender'
Posted on 3/10/2013
London Telegraph Op-Ed
Posted on 11/28/2003
NY Times Op-Ed
Posted on 5/15/2003