Mon 9 May 2011 | At King Tuts, Glasgow
// After postponing her original Glasgow date due to injury, Anna Calvi will now perform on Monday 9th May at King Tuts as part of the NME Radar tour. All original tickets are still valid. Alternatively, full refunds are available from point of purchase.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 if you have any further enquiries. //
Releasing her unforgettably passionate debut album in January 2011, Anna Calvi‘s name has turned up on nearly every major Ones To Watch list for 2011. Shortlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, winning Uncut’s Debut Album Of The Month and with excited tip-offs in The Times, The Mirror, The Independent, NME, Total Guitar and Classic Rock, the press are desperate to show their appreciation for one of the UK’s most unique singer-songwriters, and one of the most excitedly anticipated artists of the new decade.
Although co-produced by PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis, the inevitable Harvey comparions are only half accurate, her songs favouring David Lynch’s gothic intensity, Jeff Buckley’s emotive guitars and her own dramatic eroticism over any more recognisable generic labels. Influenced by the vocals of artistes as diverse as Nina Simone, Maria Callas and Scott Walker, the guitars of Django Rheinhard and Robert Johnson and the classical romanticism of Ravel and Debussy, Anna Calvi may be inspired by musicians from the distant past, but her sound is still very much of the here and now.
Catch her at one of her first Scottish gigs for a very special performance with support from Penny Black.
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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