JANUARY 2013 UK TOUR
Plus special guest Garron Frith
40th Anniversary tour of their seminal 1973 album
"For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night"
CARAVAN, the quintessential precursors to the British progressive rock music movement, start their 10-date UK tour on January 8, 2013 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Very special guest on all dates is Garron Frith. Tickets for the tour are available from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898, www.eventim.co.uk.
The tour sees Caravan celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most important prog albums of all time; For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night. Led by founding member and chief songwriter Pye Hastings, Caravan will also perform songs from the album In The Land Of Grey And Pink, plus other classics from their colourful career.
Originally formed in 1968, Caravan were at the heart of the 1970s burgeoning Canterbury progressive rock movement. The current line-up features Pye Hastings (1968 founding member: guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (joined 1972: viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).
London Queen Elizabeth Hall (Jan 8)
Cambridge Junction (Jan 9)
Wolverhampton Robin (Jan 10)
Sage Gateshead (Jan 12)
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Jan 13)
Salford Lowry (Jan 14)
Bridport Electric Palace (Jan 16)
Bath Komedia (Jan 17)
Tavistock The Wharf (Jan 18)
Falmouth Princess Pavilion (Jan 19)
LEONARD COHEN RETURNS TO THE UK IN 2013
FRIDAY 21 JUNE AT LONDON’S THE O2
The rapturously acclaimed musical legend Leonard Cohen is set to delight audiences as he returns to the UK in 2013 with an exclusive show at London’s The O2 on Friday 21 June. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 14 December through www.aeglive.co.uk.
With a career spanning six decades and sell out shows around the world, the writer, poet, troubadour and hugely influential artist continues to prove that the hunger to see him is undiminished. Since returning to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year hiatus, Cohen has lost nothing in his years off the road and his shows have quickly been recognised as musical history.
The Guardian – “Seizing his magnificent Hallelujah back from Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and dozens more, he is possessed by the words, his eyes squeezed tight, his body trembling.” *****
Evening Standard – “On this form, Cohen could still be playing arenas at 80”
Sunday Times – “The revelation of this concert wasn’t so much the music, beautifully performed as it was by a lightly amplified band who never put a foot wrong, but the persona of the man himself. Age hasn’t so much mellowed Cohen, as made him much, much funnier.”
Daily Express – “Leonard Cohen is special and this concert – all two-and-a-half-hours of it – was unforgettable.”
Financial Times – “Leonard Cohen’s powers of seduction are undimmed. Once they gave him the reputation of a ladies’ man. Now, almost 78, he deploys his gallantry for a different purpose – to sweep audiences off their feet”
Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times. At his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he was recognised by Lou Reed as “without question one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater mystery and depth as time goes one.”
Don’t miss the magnetic and inimitable Leonard Cohen as he returns to London with an emotive, poignant and legendary concert not to be missed.Fans should visit www.aeglive.co.uk for the most up to date concert and ticket on sale information.
A celebrated and much lauded singer/songwriter he first emerged as a major and influential talent in the early 60's. Albums like Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967), Songs Of Love And Hate (1970) and I’m Your Man (1990), right up to 1992’s The Future, 2001’s Ten New Songs and 2004’s Dear Heather are rightly considered classics. Uniquely for a revered musician, Cohen’s literary plaudits rival those for his music.
His songs have been famously covered by the great and the good, each version a fascinating attempt to move closer to Cohen’s enigmatic muse. From Judy Collins’ “Suzanne” to Jeff Buckley’s seminal rendition of “Hallelujah,” Cohen’s songs have traveled as far and wide as their author. U2, REM, Sting, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and the late Johnny Cash are among other famous devotees. It is estimated that his songbook has been covered over 1,330 times by other recording artists.