Bellowhead - North West Tour Dates
|To crown a hugely successful 12 months following the release of their award-winning fourth album, Broadside, Bellowhead will be embarking on a major tour of the UK throughout November. The 17-date run, already selling-out fast, provides audiences up and down the land with the opportunity to catch a band voted ‘Best Live Group’ at the BBC Folk Awards an unparalleled five times, and described by the Independent as “surely the best live act in the country”. |
And to coincide with the tour, Bellowhead will be releasing a proper old-fashioned sort of Christmas single, ‘Christmas Bells / Jingle Bells’, but with the customary Bellowhead twist.
Renowned for the intense drama and theatricality of their live performances, since their formation in 2004 Bellowhead have occupied a unique place in Britain’s musical landscape: a blistering 11-piece band fusing English folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music which has also succeeded in placing themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene.
Released in October 2012, Broadside was the best-selling independent folk album of 2012, reaching the Top 20 and being voted Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second Bellowhead album to be produced by the legendary John Leckie (Stone Roses/Radiohead/Muse), Broadside is poised to achieve silver status, emulating the success of its predecessor, 2010’s Hedonism, which topped fRoots Critics’ Poll for Best Album of 2010 and won Bellowhead Best Group in Songlines 2011 Music Awards.
While their recorded exploits continue to go from strength-to-strength, on stage Bellowhead remain dedicated to producing special occasions full of drama and spectacle. Artists-in-Residence at the Southbank Centre and veterans of the BBC Proms, Radio 2’s 2Day and Live in Hyde Park, they have become justly famed for curating a host of unforgettable live events.
Following a hectic and highly enjoyable summer of horticulturally-themed festival performances (including Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Shrewsbury Flower Show & Kew Gardens) as well as Cambridge Folk Festival and Wickerman amongst others, the 2013 autumn tour marks the beginning of another busy and exciting period for the band.
At the end of December they will continue their custom of seeing in the New Year in riotous style, this time the end of year revelry will be held at Colston Hall in Bristol, with the promise of live performance, as well as a host of sundry delights and surprises for the lucky partygoers.
The excitement continues into 2014 with the publication of a beautiful Bellowhead songbook by the prestigious Faber Music publishing house, and the band will also be celebrating their 10th anniversary with two very special concerts at Manchester Bridgewater Hall and London’s favourite village hall, The Royal Albert.
| 8th Nov
|| Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
| 10th Nov
|| King George's Hall
| 15th Nov
|| William Aston Hall
| 22nd Nov
|| Winding Wheel – SOLD OUT
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