New Joe Jackson – “Invisible Man”

At the start of November we debuted and were impressed with Berliner Joe Jackson’s guitar-free “King Pleasure Time” from Rain, his first album since 2003’s Volume 4. As Rain’s release date approaches (it’s out tomorrow), Joe’s back with “Invisible Man,” another strong showing. Here he is live at Islington Academy, London. Note the precision cymbals as well as the way Jackson puts his entire body into his singing.

We also have “Invisible Man” in handy MP3 takeaway form, along with extensive tour dates, after the jump.

Joe Jackson – “Invisible Man” (MP3)

Funny, we made a bad “Hammer Time” joke for “King Pleasure Time” and here he is singing, “you can’t touch / the Invisible Man.” What’s with the MC Hammer subtext, Joe?

Rain is out 1/29 on Ryko Disc. The album’s ten tracks were recorded with 3/4 of the original Joe Jackson Band, who’ll also be his touring lineup: To recount, that’s Joe on piano/vocals and the original Joe Jackson Band rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Graham Maby and Dave Houghton on drums and vocals. Right, the guys in the video … tight. You have ample opportunity to catch them live:

02/27 – Cardiff, England @ The Point
02/29 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
03/02 – London, England @ Shepherds Bush Empire
03/04 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
03/05 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
03/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
03/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Schiller-Theater
03/13 – Mainz, Germay @ Phönixhalle
03/14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Kaufleuten
03/16 – Milan, Italy @ Teatro Smeraldo
03/17 – Forlì, Italy @ Naima Club
03/19 – Rome, Italy @ Auditorium
03/22 – Vienna, Austria @ Joe Zawinul’s Birdland
03/25 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Zappa Club
03/26 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Hangar 11
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Music Hall
04/02 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis
04/04 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
04/05 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
04/07 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
04/09 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
04/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/12 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
04/15 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
04/16 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
04/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
04/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
04/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
04/23 – Chicago, [email protected] Vic Theatre
04/24 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
04/28 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
04/29 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
05/01 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
05/04 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
05/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Chan Centre
05/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
05/10 – US Redwood City, CA @ Fox Theatre
05/11 – US San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
05/13 – US Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/20 – Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
05/22 – Sydney, Australia @ State Theatre
05/23 – Sydney, Australia @ State Theatre
05/25 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Town Hall
05/27 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
05/30 – Perth, Australia @ Riverside Theatre

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