End of tour...

The tour with Stiff Little Fingers came to an end last night in London. What a brilliant night to end the tour! Huge thanks to all of you that came out to join the fun at your chosen venue, thanks to the SLF crew who were great, Rob Warman for being our driver, Jimmy Riddle for just being Jimmy Riddle, the SLF fans for showing their appreciation and Jake and the boys for inviting us on the tour. It was a blast!

All leftover tour merch stock is now up in our shop, sizes are limited. Pre-order for the exclusive 13th April show shirt closes on 2nd April.

Next stop for Barrie is the Vive Le Rock awards on 27th March where he'll pick up the VLR Pioneer Award and perform a couple of songs with the house band.

Please do keep checking back here and on our social media sites. As our walk off song sang - ‘We’ll meet again...’

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Tour has started - April Sold Out!

We kicked off our final tour on Wednesday to a packed house in Leeds with Stiff Little Fingers. We're on the road for the next couple of weeks so have a look at the listings as there are still some tickets available for a few of the dates.

Tour merch will be available from the online shop after 13th April.

'Done Everything We Wanna Do' A Celebration of Eddie & The Hot Rods, Saturday 13th April o2 Academy Islington is SOLD OUT! We're looking forward to a very special night celebrating a legendary career. Barrie Masters will appear on the night with current Rods Simon Bowley, Richard Holgarth and Dipster with a whole host of special guests including: Chris Taylor Graeme Douglas Paul Gray Steve Nicol Warren Kennedy Duncan Reid JC Carroll Dennis Greaves Mark Feltham and a few more we'll introduce on the night!

This month's Vive Le Rock magazine features 6 pages of Hot Rods! Barrie Masters did a special interview for the magazine who are main sponsors for the April event. It's worth noting that Barrie said 'I'm not saying that we're going to knock it on the head completely; obviously we'll still do the odd festival and things like that, but I ain't no spring chicken no more' so whilst March is the final tour, who knows what the future may bring...

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First Special Guests Announced for April

We are very pleased to announce that Graeme Douglas, Paul Gray and Steve Nicol will all be joining us in London on the 13th April. This will be the first time the 1977 line up will have performed together since the two 40th anniversary shows in 2015. More special guests are confirmed and we will be announcing them as we get closer to the show.

Tickets are available here.

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Happy New Year from the Hot Rods

We've got a busy start to 2019 for you - Barrie has been to the BBC to record an interview for BBC 6 Music with Liz Kershaw which will be broadcast on Saturday 19th January.

Then we prepare for one last trip around the UK with the brilliant Stiff Little Fingers. All of this is in the lead up the our special 'Done Everything We Wanna Do' celebration show at Islington Academy on Saturday 13th April.

All of the dates and ticket links are on our gigs page - we look forward to seeing you all!

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Barrie Masters - Manic Q&A

Barrie Masters took part in a Manic Q&A for BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley. The feature was played out on the Marc Riley show on 15th October 2018.

Your can hear the full feature here -

Stiff Little Fingers - The Ignition Tour '19

We are very pleased to announce we'll be special guests for Stiff Little Fingers on their Ignition Tour in March 2019.

Whilst the plan was to no longer tour after 2018, we saw this as an opportunity that we couldn't pass up. As the final dates for 2018 were published we received a lot of messages from people disappointed that we wouldn't be heading far up North... or East, South, West. It hasn't been feasible for us to hit all the places we'd have liked to on our own but this tour gives you one final chance to see us on the road. This is it, one more run around the UK in the lead up to our special one off celebration show in April.

We're looking forward to heading out with Belfast's finest, and hope to see as many of you as possible along the way.

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Please Note: Our appearance at the Great British Alternative Festival has been moved from the 7th to the 5th October. We'll be in Reds 9:30pm

Done Everything We Wanna Do: All VIP packages have now sold out, but general admission tickets are still available. This is set to be a very special one-off evening celebrating everything Eddie & The Hot Rods. Don't miss it!

Done Everything We Wanna Do

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Black Wax and Vive Le Rock present DONE EVERYTHING WE WANNA DO

A celebration of Eddie & The Hot Rods Featuring Rods past & present and special guests

‘When the band started in ’75 nobody imagined that 40 odd years later we would still be touring the world.’

Formed in Essex in 1975, The Rods are still led by original singer Barrie Masters - often confused as ‘Eddie’ who was in fact the bands mascot during their early years. Their live shows became the thing of legend, as documented on the ‘live at the Marquee’ ep in ’76. The Rods were one of the first bands to be described by the music press as ‘punk’ and in ’77, with the addition of Graeme Douglas on guitar and songwriting, they hit the UK top 10 with the anthemic ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do.’

The original band of Masters, Douglas, bassist Paul Gray, guitarist Dave Higgs and drummer Steve Nicol released 3 full length albums. Paul Gray left the band and joined The Damned in 1980. With Tony Cranney taking over bass duties the Rods released Fish N Chips for EMI in 1980, but by the end of 1981 the band was over.

The 80s and 90s saw a few different revived line ups of the Rods both on stage and in the studio, but it was in 2001 that the line up of Barrie Masters along with Simon Bowley (drums), Dipster Dean (bass) and Gary Loker (guitar) joined with John Otway guitarist Richard Holgarth. Following Loker’s departure Chris Taylor joined on guitar in preparation for the band’s 30th Anniversary album ‘Been There Done That’ in 2006. The current line up has enjoyed 17 years touring the world over, introducing new material into their set pleasing old fans and finding new along the way.

Rods new and old joined forces in 2014 to pay tribute to guitarist Dave Higgs who passed away in 2013. The 40th anniversary of the Rods in 2015 saw the ‘classic’ lineup of Gray, Douglas and Nicol join Masters for 2 special shows in Essex and London with Holgarth contributing in place of Dave Higgs.

In early 2018 the band announced it would be their last year of touring. Join us as Rods past & present and a host of special guests celebrate Eddie & The Hot Rods in a one off evening not to be missed.

TICKET INFO O2 Pre sale Monday 3rd September General sale Wednesday 5th September

Limited VIP Package available. Includes: Early entry during sound check 'Beer with the Band' meet and greet Access to VIP mezzanine Free entry to after show party* Commemorative VIP pass

*Aftershow Party at Slim Jim's Liquor Store 122 Upper Street

The beginning of the end continues...

The beginning of the end continues on 1st September at New Cross Inn. We'll then be heading to France, Holland, Germany and all over England.

We have a big announcement scheduled for Friday 31st August so make sure you check back then. We don't want you missing out!

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The beginning of the end...

We have decided to make 2018 our final year of touring. It’s been one hell of a ride. When the band started in 75 nobody imagined that 40 odd years later we would still be touring the world. Because of you we have been lucky enough to travel the world and hopefully put a smile on your face. We will continue to play shows and festivals this year and plan a big farewell London show towards the end of the year. Once again a massive thank you for all the support , it’s been a blast.