The Tearaways


The passing of Tearaways member John Ferriter, has shocked and saddened us all.

The Tearaways will honour John’s memory

with the below U.K. shows


Featuring Blondie legend Clem Burke, the band will release

double A side single ‘The Wrecking Crew’ & ‘Calipopicana’



We hope to see you at one of these select shows.

“Great band.” – Tom Hanks

“This Santa Barbara-based band combines the California surf sound with a healthy dose of the British Invasion and a dash of punk.” – Culture Sonar

“The Tearaways take you back to when music was to be enjoyed. Great live band too.” – Billy Butler, Cavern Club DJ 1964-1971

“A power-pop-powerhouse.” – AXS

“John would have not wanted us to throw the towel in because he’s not with us“ says John Finseth, founding member of The Tearaways.  “The passing of John has shocked and saddened us all and we want to honour John’s memory with the following UK Shows”. 

Featuring legendary Blondie drummer Clem Burke, The Tearaways have been inundated by well-wishers since the sudden passing of the former William Morris Board Member, TV executive and full time Beatles fan. – John Ferriter  Tributes have flooded in from around the world including Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, Mark Wright and Peter Andre.

Piers Morgan shared an emotional tribute to John Ferriter on Twitter, telling his followers the manager had “enriched” his life. “RIP John Ferriter, 59. My brilliant manager and ferociously loyal, kind, charismatic and supremely talented friend,” the Good Morning Britain host said. “I trusted him with my life, and he enriched my life so much”.

The influential Santa Barbara band The Tearaways pay tribute to their bass player with a new double A-side single. It features the new track ‘Calipopicana’, which echoes the greats The Beach Boys and The Beatles alongside the recent ‘The Wrecking Crew’, which Steven Van Zandt (AKA Little Steven) picked as The Coolest Song In The World on Sirius XM’s Underground Garage.

The two tracks preview their forthcoming studio album ‘We Grew Up On AM Radio’.  Already recorded with John – it’s the bands sixth album and will be released later this year.

The band return to the UK this summer for an intimate tour which includes a show at London’s historic 100 Club as well as four sets at Liverpool’s International BeatleweekFestival.  The band  would like to apologise to fans who have bought tickets for cancelled tour dates.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

The new dates are:


21st – Bedford, Esquires

22nd – Bristol, Thunderbolt

23rd – Brighton, The Prince Albert

24th – Liverpool, The Casbah (inside) and Adelphi Hotel (Crosby Suite) – International Beatleweek Festival

25th – Liverpool, The Cavern Club (front stage) and Adelphi Hotel (ballroom) – International Beatleweek Festival

28th – London, 100 Club

29th – Manchester, Night and Day Café

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