Public Service Broadcasting are delighted to reveal that English artist Jane Weaver will be joining them on their UK tour this spring.
J. Willgoose, Esq. of PSB says: ‘Modern Kosmology was one of my favourite albums of 2017 so we’re really happy that Jane is joining the bill. I’m sure our audiences will really enjoy her music.’
After a stunning 2017 which saw the release of their critically acclaimed third record Every Valley and a sold-out UK tour which included a spectacular performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo, 2018 looks set to continue along the same trajectory for one of the UK's most unusual and interesting musical acts as they take to the road again this April. [Buy tickets here]
Each album from Public Service Broadcasting is a painstakingly crafted artefact, filled with the wit and passion of J. Willgoose, Esq. and Every Valley is no exception. Recorded in former industrial town Ebbw Vale and chronicling the vertiginous rise and devastating fall of the Welsh mining industry, it featured collaborations with Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, James Dean Bradfield, Haiku Salut and Lisa Jên Brown of 9Bach, as well as the Beaufort Male Choir. The resulting album jostled with Jay Z and Ed Sheeran on release, reaching #4 in the UK charts.
Continuing where they left off in October, their forthcoming UK tour is a culmination of the Public Service Broadcasting story so far: a richly kaleidoscopic feast of sound and vision placing material from their three top-twenty albums, 2013’s Inform – Educate – Entertain, 2015’s silver-certified The Race For Space, and this year’s Every Valley (not to mention the accompanying documentary footage and recordings) alongside one another.
Fans of the band have come to expect a lot from the extraordinary production values of Public Service Broadcasting’s live shows, and resident set design guru and all-round visual mastermind, Mr. B, is thrilled at the opportunity to once again blow these expectations clean out of the water with another set of heart-stopping blockbuster set-pieces. As much a part of the Public Service Broadcasting experience as the [inter]stellar sonics, Mr. B’s visuals elevate each gig into an unmissable event.
Described as “a singular, spellbinding audio-visual show” in The Metro and “a tour de force”, Public Service Broadcasting’s live gigs are a perfect distillation of a band dedicated to their duty to entertain as much as to educate and inform.
Tickets for the tour are on sale HERE
UK Tour Dates
05/04/18 – New Theatre, Oxford
06/04/18 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
07/04/18 – Dome, Brighton
08/04/18 – Winter Gardens, Margate
10/04/18 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
11/04/18 – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
12/04/18 – Olympia, Liverpool
13/04/18 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
14/04/18 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
16/04/18 – Empire, Middlesbrough
17/04/18 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
The biggest winter music festival of its kind in UK, Celtic Connections celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exciting and ambitious line-up of musicians from all corners of the world, showcasing the best talent in folk, world and jazz music. Descending on Glasgow between 18 January and 4 February 2018, Celtic Connections offers 18 days of entertainment to brighten up the dark, wet January nights with a mixture of concerts that will include a host of one-off musical collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film screenings, ceilidhs, art exhibitions, free events and late night sessions. This year’s highlights include a special tribute to the late musical legend, Martyn Bennett featuring GRIT Orchestra and bike stunt hero, Danny MacAskill recreating some of his famous stunts from The Ridge seen by some 55M people on YouTube, this special night will be opened by Isle of Skye band Niteworks fusing electronica with bagpipes; other highlights include one of the world’s greatest female singers, Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Scottish folk legend King Creosote, Hannah Peel blending her signature electronica with Tubular Brass’s magic, Roaming Roots Revue - a special tribute to the late Tom Petty and a country die-hard Dale Watson.
To browse all 300+ events visit www.celticconnections.com.
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