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The Vapors Bio

New Wave band The Vapors who had a worldwide hit with ‘Turning Japanese’ in 1980 are reforming after 35 years to perform a small number of gigs in the UK+ Ireland in Oct/Nov this year and into 2017.

The band who split in 1981 after 4 singles and 2 albums have resisted numerous offers to reform over the years but have now decided to get back together for the ‘Waiting for the Weekend’ mini tour which has already taken in Dublin and London and continues with Liverpool and Wolverhampton.

The London Dingwalls date sold out in a short space of time.

Originally discovered by ‘The Jam’ Bass player Bruce Foxton and co-managed by Paul Wellers father John, the band reached number 3 in the UK charts with Turning Japanese, number 1 in Australia and Top 40 in the USA.

They also supported The Jam on tour playing to 1000s of fans nightly and toured the USA and Australia before internal issues with their record company saw the band split up. .

Taken from the now iconic album New Clear Days the song Turning Japanese regularly features on 80s, Punk and New Wave Compilation albums and has been used in films such as Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion and Charlies Angels.

Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to be a successful TV director after the band split with notable programs such as BBCs Poldark and Dr Who and lead singer Dave Fenton went back to being a Music Lawyer for the Musicians Union after but this year has retired from the practice to once again take up the reigns as frontman of The Vapors.

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