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Arthur Brown joins as vocalist on Hawkwind’s UK tour

HAWKWIND
‘IN SEARCH OF UTOPIA – INFINITY AND BEYOND’
ORCHESTRAL UK TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 18TH
WITH 
ARTHUR BROWN 
JOINING THE BAND FOR FIRST 5 DATES 

SUPPORT FROM THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM ROAD TO UTOPIA
OUT NOW VIA CHERRY RED

DRUMMER RICHARD CHADWICK CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN HAWKWIND

Almighty space rockers Hawkwind kickstart their highly anticipated orchestral tour ‘In Search of Utopia – Infinity and Beyond’ in a week’s time, and have revealed some exciting new additions to what promises to be amongst their most ambitious live concerts to date.

For the very first time in their illustrious career, the band will be joined by a live orchestra, with the score for the show produced by the legendary Mike Batt, renowned as a conductor of the London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, alongside a long career as a producer, musician, songwriter and director.

Adding to the excitement, the band have revealed that the God of Hellfire himself, Arthur Brown, will be joining them as guest vocalist for the first five dates of the tour.

Also announced, Prog Award nominees The Blackheart Orchestra will be opening up proceedings for the duration of the tour, including the sold out show at London’s Palladium on November 4th.

Tickets for that show sold out 10 months in advance and due to overwhelming fan demand, the second date was added along with five additional shows in Salford, Leeds, Gateshead, Bath and Birmingham, forming this remarkable, not-to-be-missed tour.

Tickets are available at www.themjrgroup.com  and www.hawkwind.com.

TOUR DATES
Thur 18th Oct – Salford, Lowry
Fri 19th Oct – Leeds, Town Hall
Sat 20th Oct – Gateshead, Sage
Sun 4th Nov – London, Palladium (sold out)
Mon 5th Nov – London, Palladium
Sat 24th Nov – Bath, Forum
Sun 25th Nov – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Hawkwind recently released their 31st studio albumRoad To Utopia via Cherry Red, which is an acoustic reworking of classic songs with strings and brass accompaniment, co-produced by Dave Brock and Mike Batt and featuring a special guest performance from Eric Clapton on a recreated version of ‘The Watcher’.

The band are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of drummer Richard Chadwick who is one of the longest-serving members of Hawkwind, playing his first show at the Aktivator Festival in Tewkesbury, Gloucester in the summer of 1988.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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