The Great Tour

The infamous 1913 Bermonsey gig, captured at the height of rioting when ecstatic fans stormed the stage demanding their money back.

The infamous 1913 Bermonsey gig, captured at the height of rioting when ecstatic fans stormed the stage demanding their money back.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

In the early days The Sobernauts always punched above their weight, taking on the most raucous and demanding situations with that striking bravura which would go on to hallmark our heroes.

Here are The Sobernauts headlining the first Isle of White Festival in 1909, ably supported by Marie Lloyd, Edward Elgar and The Beach Boys.

Here are The Sobernauts headlining the first Isle of White Festival in 1909, ably supported by Marie Lloyd, Edward Elgar and The Beach Boys.

The infamous 1913 Bermonsey gig, captured at the height of rioting when This is the Sobers playing a packed venue in Holborn, circa 1925.

The infamous 1913 Bermonsey gig, captured at the height of rioting when This is the Sobers playing a packed venue in Holborn, circa 1925.

A crazy afternoon show in Bankside, 1912. After a minor hiccup on the Helipad we were rockin’ all the way!

A crazy afternoon show in Bankside, 1912. After a minor hiccup on the Helipad we were rockin’ all the way!

The 1908 Fetters Lane Street Carnival: head down, non-stop boogie party time. Also, it was great hooking up with the local GrimeCore Posse.

The 1908 Fetters Lane Street Carnival: head down, non-stop boogie party time. Also, it was great hooking up with the local GrimeCore Posse.

Being The Fuhrer’s favourite Hot Beat Combo was unfortunate. While we were at the front entertaining our brave boys (to rave notices) The SS cobbled together a pale impersonation; Der Obernauten. After the war members of Der Obernauten went on to form Karl-Heinz Stockhausen.

Being The Fuhrer’s favourite Hot Beat Combo was unfortunate. While we were at the front entertaining our brave boys (to rave notices) The SS cobbled together a pale impersonation; Der Obernauten. After the war members of Der Obernauten went on to form Karl-Heinz Stockhausen.

 The Sobers, during the fin-de-siècle leg of their tour, encountered the occasional generator malfunction. Here we see a dedicated fan off to spread the joyful news that our heroes had been reduced to silence.


The Sobers, during the fin-de-siècle leg of their tour, encountered the occasional generator malfunction. Here we see a dedicated fan off to spread the joyful news that our heroes had been reduced to silence.

Autumn 1967. At the high end of the summer of love, here are The Sobernauts playing , what is widely regarded by the few, as the progenitor of all mega-festivals ‘The 22 Minute On The Bus Beautiful People Be-In Sepia Experience, Dog. Even.’ It was reported that in the audience John was overheard remarking to George: ‘Man, I gotta goo g’google these eggmen man.’

Autumn 1967. At the high end of the summer of love, here are The Sobernauts playing , what is widely regarded by the few, as the progenitor of all mega-festivals ‘The 22 Minute On The Bus Beautiful People Be-In Sepia Experience, Dog. Even.’ It was reported that in the audience John was overheard remarking to George: ‘Man, I gotta goo g’google these eggmen man.’

A thrilling moment from the 1955, All Out Apartment Animal Tour. It was on this tour The Sobers pioneered such Rock ‘n’ Roll antics as, filling the ashtray with crumbs (Mostly calibrated) and riding a bicycle right in to the bike shed. Oh yes, this was the game-changer alright.

A thrilling moment from the 1955, All Out Apartment Animal Tour. It was on this tour The Sobers pioneered such Rock ‘n’ Roll antics as, filling the ashtray with crumbs (Mostly calibrated) and riding a bicycle right in to the bike shed. Oh yes, this was the game-changer alright.

Rockin’ right out at the edge of borders. Another night, another capacity crowd. Steve’s acrobatic showmanship achieved dizzyingly fresh heights as he tuned his trusty Strat, standing up!

Rockin’ right out at the edge of borders. Another night, another capacity crowd. Steve’s acrobatic showmanship achieved dizzyingly fresh heights as he tuned his trusty Strat, standing up!

Yes, a mausoleum! Another SoberInnovation, no venue is too outré for The Sobers. Needless to report, the promoter felt we really belonged. Those compliments just keep a-comin’!

Yes, a mausoleum! Another SoberInnovation, no venue is too outré for The Sobers. Needless to report, the promoter felt we really belonged. Those compliments just keep a-comin’!

 An undoubted highlight from the ‘Stereo Stage Tour’.


An undoubted highlight from the ‘Stereo Stage Tour’.

The Sobers Kraut Rock Techno-Tour was possibly misjudged, arguably a tad too far ahead of those times.

The Sobers Kraut Rock Techno-Tour was possibly misjudged, arguably a tad too far ahead of those times.

The Grand Tour Tour

The Grand Tour Tour

Typical SoberFrenzy on the Amazon stretch of the Great River Tour 1930.

Typical SoberFrenzy on the Amazon stretch of the Great River Tour 1930.

The Sobers storming their gritty ‘Back to Basics’ tour, confronting urban disgruntlement with life-affirming panache. Every date a sell-out, every date one crazy party!

The Sobers storming their gritty ‘Back to Basics’ tour, confronting urban disgruntlement with life-affirming panache. Every date a sell-out, every date one crazy party!

Here are our heroes on the Lunar leg of their historic 1958 ‘One small step for The Sobernauts, but one giant leap forward for rock ‘n’ roll’ tour.

Here are our heroes on the Lunar leg of their historic 1958 ‘One small step for The Sobernauts, but one giant leap forward for rock ‘n’ roll’ tour.

The Sobernauts' 'Up Close and Personal Tour' trail blazing new ground with their innovative conceptual staging and contact reaction.

The Sobernauts’ ‘Up Close and Personal Tour’ trail blazing new ground with their innovative conceptual staging and contact reaction.

 Another privileged glimpse of the fabled Lunar leg.


Another privileged glimpse of the fabled Lunar leg.

The Sobernauts 'Water Feature' tour proved a great success and was an undoubted inspiration for Burt Lancaster's critically acclaimed movie: The Sober Swimmer.

The Sobernauts ‘Water Feature’ tour proved a great success and was an undoubted inspiration for Burt Lancaster’s critically acclaimed movie: The Sober Swimmer.

Who could forget the 2016 'Shopping Malaise Tour'? The Sobers firebrand dire tribe achieved it's apotheosis during this outing causing havoc among outraged punters. Truth can not be silenced, nor could The Sobernauts!

Who could forget the 2016 ‘Shopping Malaise Tour’? The Sobers firebrand dire tribe achieved it’s apotheosis during this outing causing havoc among outraged punters. Truth can not be silenced, nor could The Sobernauts!

Progtastic! Here, we are privileged to marvel at The Progonauts extravaganza 'Sir Sober and the Solar Nautilogs on ice with The Royal Soberphonic All Stars, also on ice... shortly before the unfortunate avalanche.

Progtastic! Here, we are privileged to marvel at The Progonauts extravaganza ‘Sir Sober and the Solar Nautilogs on ice with The Royal Soberphonic All Stars, also on ice… shortly before the unfortunate avalanche.

The Sobers hit the high seas with their successful bid to 'Rock Around The Globe on a Fully Floatable Battleship' They achieved this in record time, knocking a full 25 secs of the previous best set by The Karl Doenitz Beat Meisters Five.

The Sobers hit the high seas with their successful bid to ‘Rock Around The Globe on a Fully Floatable Battleship’ They achieved this in record time, knocking a full 25 secs of the previous best set by The Karl Doenitz Beat Meisters Five.

Rock's industrial proclivities were shown the way by The Sobernauts morale raising 'Factory Trout' of 1976.

Rock’s industrial proclivities were shown the way by The Sobernauts morale raising ‘Factory Trout’ of 1976.

The latest Megatropolis Tour has stunned both audience and critic alike, the daring theatrics, the provocative polemic dancing and that unfailing grasp of the inappropriate have all contributed to this major sell-out.

The latest Megatropolis Tour has stunned both audience and critic alike, the daring theatrics, the provocative polemic dancing and that unfailing grasp of the inappropriate have all contributed to this major sell-out.

Another rockin' glimpse of The 'Shopping Malaise' Tour. Here we witness Steve wowing his adoring public with one of those grandstanding performances that regularly cause consternation among the massed ranks of wannabes. Take it away Steve, please.

Another rockin’ glimpse of The ‘Shopping Malaise’ Tour. Here we witness Steve wowing his adoring public with one of those grandstanding performances that regularly cause consternation among the massed ranks of wannabes. Take it away Steve, please.

The Sobernauts have never been reticent about their social awareness. There they are supporting the miners at a benefit gig during the 1984-1985 strike. The colliery brushed up well!

The Sobernauts have never been reticent about their social awareness. There they are supporting the miners at a benefit gig during the 1984-1985 strike. The colliery brushed up well!

The Sobernauts doin' a set for The Rotary Club of France, in the audience a young Django Bernhardt was inspired to trade her gypsy tuba for a golden career on the silver screen. A move rejected by the Sobers themselves despite desperate pleas from the likes of Murnau and Lynch, (house clearances a speciality)

The Sobernauts doin’ a set for The Rotary Club of France, in the audience a young Django Bernhardt was inspired to trade her gypsy tuba for a golden career on the silver screen. A move rejected by the Sobers themselves despite desperate pleas from the likes of Murnau and Lynch, (house clearances a speciality)

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