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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 87

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, May 28th 2012)

Hello all, and welcome to this slight EARLY edition of the newsletter - we're launching a new download and VIDEO today, and I didn't want to wait until Thursday to tell you about it!

Tuesday 29 May - The Vandella, London
Supporting Mr Gavin Osborn at the launch of his new album
Tickets HERE:

Wednesday 6 June - Surya, London
A London follow-up to the "Now We Are" Weekender (I'm on first at 8.30pm)

Thursday 7 June - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Supporting Jim Bob and The Indelicates
Tickets here:

Thursday 14 June - The King & Queen, London
The final (for now) Totally Acoustic, with Pete Green and James Agnew. Starts 7.30pm prompt!

Wednesday 20 June - The Musician
The Validators play the inaugral "Slapdash for No Cash" night with Kevin Hewick, Different Fish, Shouty Shit Stuff and Semai

Saturday 23 June - Ray's Mum's Back Garden, Kingswinford
HIBBETTFEST - now with added Gavin Osborn!

Check for more information.

Today we release our new free download single, "The Battle Of Peterborough", which is accompanied by a TERRIFYINGLY REALISTIC VIDEO shot entirely on location on Google Street View. It's all HERE:

As ever any RTs, Likes, Link and Mentions Various would be MOST appreciated - and do remember, however realistic it looks, the video IS all special effects. Please, don't have nightmares.

The single is the start of PHASE TWO of the ongoing Dinosaur Planet CAMPAIGN. This summer we should have at least TWO more videos coming out, Validators gigs in London, Leicester and Sheffield, and the revival of the original stage show for the Green Man Festival, all leading up to our entrance in The Mercury Music Prize. Exciting Times AHOY!

(I'm also thinking about doing a NON-THREATENING version of the album, for people who couldn't quite handle the idea of a science-fiction rock opera about Space Dinosaurs. More news on that next time!)

The final show for this run is on Thursday 14th June with Mr James Agnew and the Godfather of Totally Acoustic, Mr Pete Green. As ever it's at The King & Queen, with me onstage at 7.30pm, and you can catch up with ALL the recent shows (including last month's, with Gavin Osborn and Frankie Machine) on the podcasts, HERE:

If you have kids and live in the Croydon area you might like to know that Ms Jenny Lockyer (aka WPC Jenny from the album) is doing two half-term Storytime Specials at The Green Dragon pub, based on Dinosaur Planet! They're on Friday 8th (8-13 year olds) and Saturday 9th (2-7 year olds) of June - if you're interested, pop into the pub for more info!

And I think that's enough excitement for now - thanks for listening, and see you next time!



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