Muse have announced an intimate live show at The Royal Albert Hall on Monday, December 3rd to benefit The Prince’s Trust. This concert is the band’s first performance in the UK since their headline show at Reading and Leeds in August 2017, and marks ten years since they last took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall.
Matt Bellamy of Muse said:-
“For a long time, we’ve admired the work of The Prince’s Trust. When we were starting out as a band the Trust actually gave us a small grant to buy our first PA system, which I still have to this day. It really helped set us up on the right road and we’re delighted to be able to play a show to raise funds for them.”
An ‘early access’ ticket pre-sale will take place on Wednesday 10th October for fans who have pre-ordered the new album, Simulation Theory, released 9th November.
Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 12th October at 9am through Gigs And Tours. ID ticketing will be in operation with tickets limited to two per person. The band will be partnering with Twickets for fan to fan resale.
In addition there will be a chance to win a unique VIP experience to attend the concert, including a guided tour with the band of the iconic building before the show and a song dedication during the set.
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Talking about the show, Nick Stace, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust says:
“We’re incredibly proud to count the band Muse among our alumni here at The Prince’s Trust, and thrilled that they are putting on this special concert in aid of the charity. The show will raise vital funds for the work we do at The Prince’s Trust to help young people reach their potential and achieve their dreams”.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions, so that they can live, learn and earn. Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30-year-olds, who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The programmes offered by the charity give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.
The Trust has helped over 900,000 young people to date and supports over 100 more each day.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
After releasing their current album ‘spin’ (stylized all in lower case) and playing last summer’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, Tigers Jaw will return to the UK in April for a fresh tour that includes their biggest London show to date at Bush Hall.
The dates are:
6th – London, Bush Hall
7th – Brighton, Bau Wow
8th – Manchester, Rebellion
10th – Dublin, Whelan’s
11th – Glasgow, Stereo
13th – Newcastle, The Cluny
14th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
15th – Bristol, Exchange
16th – Southampton, Talking Heads
17th – Kingston-upon-Thames, The Fighting Cocks
Comprised of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw have gripped listeners and press across the globe with their candid compositions and alluring harmonies.
Recorded with producer and long-time collaborator Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, ‘spin’ finds Walsh and Collins trading lead vocals which glow with sincerity on a collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Tracks such as ‘Guardian’, ‘June’ and ‘Escape Plan’ shine on an album which exhibits the duo’s remarkable ability to use melody and introspection to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment.
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
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