Highly influential post punk stars, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years, ‘Made Of Rain,’ through Cooking Vinyl on May 1st 2020
To celebrate the release of ‘Made Of Rain’ The Psychedelic Furs have announced a very special show at the renowned Royal Albert Hall in London (May 14th). This show will feature exclusive performances of the new album along with the band’s fabulous and unforgettable hits. An exclusive presale for The Royal Albert Hall will be available next week for fans who preorder the new album from the band’s Official Store. Tickets will be on general sale on Friday 7th February.
King Crimson celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year. As part of these celebrations they will perform a trio of shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 18th, 19th and 20th June and special concerts across three continents, including both festivals and headline shows. Tickets are available here:
Often acclaimed as one of the best live bands in the world, King Crimson has constantly re-invented itself throughout its 50-year existence. Having reformed in 2014 the current seven-piece line-up features Robert Fripp (guitar), Mel Collins (saxophones & flute), Tony Levin (bass, stick and backing vocals), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar & vocals) and drummers Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Jeremy Stacey – who doubles on keyboards.
The shows are regularly around three hours long, with a setlist newly written each day by Robert Fripp. Founding member Robert Fripp who has been a constant throughout the band’s history recently observed the Anniversary with an exclusive one-day event in London which was attended by worldwide media. The event included a presentation by film director, Toby Amies who is currently editing his forthcoming King Crimson documentary Cosmic F*kcwhich will be released later this year.
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall is proud to announce special guests for the performances on the 26th, 27th and 28thMarch.
Two more comedians will be joining Kevin Bridges, John Bishop, Kerry Godliman, Romesh Ranganathan, and Tommy Tiernan for ‘An Evening Of Comedy’ on 26th March. A precocious talent who exploded out of the UK comedy circuit, Seann Walsh has appeared on countless TV shows and is set to come to Netflix with the game show Flinch. Seann released a comedy DVD in 2013, appeared on the US chat show Conan and starred in 2018’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Susie McCabe’s rise through the ranks of stand-up has been similarly meteoric. She has supported the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon and Stewart Francis on their national tours, and had four sell-out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. 2019 will see her make a much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe with her show Domestic Disaster.
Joining Tom Grennan on 27th March will be Zuzu and Rose Gray.
On 28th March, Take That will be joined by chart-topper James Arthur.
See Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with full, live orchestral accompaniment for the first time ever in the UK this September, as it comes to the Royal Albert Hall.
The iconic film arrives for five performances, with John Williams’ iconic score performed live on stage by the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We were delighted to host the UK premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert last year, one of the most requested films in the ten years that we’ve been hosting Films in Concert. We’re ecstatic that Star Wars is coming back this year, with the most critically-acclaimed and musically ground-breaking movie in the series.”
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back builds on the indelible characters and ground-breaking special effects of Star Wars: A New Hope.
John Williams’ iconic score for the film is one of the most renowned in film history – building on that of Star Wars: A New Hope which features some of the series’ most memorable themes – introducing the Imperial Marchand Yoda’s Theme, broadening Han and Leia’s theme, and developing the soundtrack to meet the rapidly expanded world.
The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader.
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation—and a life-or-death battle with Darth Vader—awaits.
Star Wars has so far spawned seven sequels and prequels, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017. The film was the biggest box office hit of 2017 in both the UK and Ireland.
The Films in Concert series celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Since 2009, the shows have sold a total of 499,080 tickets – the lucky 500,000th ticket-buyer is set to receive a special prize.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday from www.royalalberthall.com, with a Wednesday pre-sale for the venue’s Friends and Patrons.
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall announce their headline acts for 2019; multi award-winning collective Rudimental, one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, alternative legends, Doves, announcing their return after a decade, pop/rock trio The Script and English folk-rockers Levellers.
Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019
Monday 25 March Rudimental, Ghetts Thursday 28 March Take That Friday 29 March Doves Saturday 30 March The Script Sunday 31 March Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”
Nine Inch Nails bring their incendiary live concert experience to the historic Royal Albert Hall on 24 June.
Set against a backdrop of traditional opulence, the ‘musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught’ (The New York Times) will put the iconic venue’s infrastructure to the test and provide fans a once in a lifetime experience.
The Royal Albert Hall concert will follow the band’s headline performance at Robert Smith’s curated Meltdown festival at Royal Festival Hall on 22nd June.
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are proud to announce very special guests to support Roger Daltrey on 22nd March. Performing on stage for the first time in the UK will be Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy will lead a super group of musicians including Graham Coxon through a hit laden set of Beatles covers.
The stage is set for Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band third ever live show, during a very special evening at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall on 22nd March.
There’s always that touch of uncertainty when an artist like Imelda May, with a rather specific look and sound, decides to strip it all down and bare her soul to the world. Last spring it was the moment of truth, when the flamboyant colours of Tribal and Mayhem were carefully hung in the closet in favour of a sober, elegant, no frills all black image, to match the singer’s most intimate album to date in Life Love Flesh Blood.
Tonight Imelda is back to London for a second showcase of her latest record, and the venue itself is a triumph: the iconic Royal Albert Hall welcomes her with (plenty of) open arms, a loud reassurance that her daring honesty paid off. Early in the set, ‘Human’ seems to celebrate just that.
Turning this almost intimidating London landmark into a cosy hangout is some kind of a miracle, but it’s exactly what happens, between the warmth of every song and May’s sincere storytelling in between. There’s a chance to mourn the Bataclan victims as the singer shares her personal loss in ‘Love and Fear’, then towards the end of ‘Flesh and Blood’ she decides to take down the ‘fourth wall’ and join the crowd on the opposite side of the theatre for an acapella version U2 ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, accompanied only by her backing singers.
Imelda stays at the back for the most intimate segment of her show; only her, her acoustic guitarist and the love of the fans embracing her in a dazzled circle. ‘Inside Out’ is follow by a tribute to native Ireland with ‘Molly Malone’ as the crowd is encouraged to ignore security and get dancing. ‘Once upon a time a Dublin girl ran free… As time moves on and years go by she’ll miss those simple things’ – Imelda sings to her daughter in ‘The Girl I Used To Be’, promising to raise her up, make her fly, give her roots and wings.
As she returns to the main stage, things take a darker turn with a rendition of Warsan Shire’s magnificent poem ‘For Women Who Are Difficult To Love’ and a trio of heartbreak songs in ‘The Longing’, ‘Leave Me Lonely’ and ‘Should’ve Been You’. Not long before the party is in full swing again with ‘Mayhem’ though, and RAH is ready to welcome two more guests…
Ronnie Wood and Bob Geldof join Imelda May for ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’, The Animals’ ‘I’m Crying’ and later – after ‘Johnny Got a Boom Boom’ gets us all shaking our stuff and singing along – an encore of Teenage Kicks.
Thank you and well done for your musical and performing talents Miss May…but also a big thank you for bringing your own life to this stage for us all to share. With plenty of love, and not an ounce of fear. Still and always a Wild Woman not to be messed with!