The Arches presents
Sun 15 Apr 2012 | 7pm | £22.50 + bf (add £8.95 and enjoy a two-course meal before the show - call 0141 565 1000 for details)
Legendary soul singer Ben E. King comes to the Arches, Glasgow on Sun 15th April for an evening of heart-breaking, arms-waving soul and R&B music, including his own hits such as Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem and Don’t Play That Song (I Lied) as well as Drifters classics – On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, Up on The Roof and more.
With one of the most elegant baritones in the history of soul music, Ben E. King is probably best known today for his much-loved hit Stand By Me – one of the most famous and distinctive tracks in the history of pop.
From his modest doo wop roots in Harlem, the now legendary singer and songwriter was propelled to worldwide success as a member of The Drifters before pursuing a solo career – his lifelong dream – in 1960. Huge hits followed – Spanish Harlem, Don’t Play That Song (You Lied), I Who Have Nothing and, of course Stand By Me, re-released in 1986 and shooting to the top of the charts after being used as the title track in Rob Reiner’s now cult film of the same name.
With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Don’t Play That Song! – the 1962 album which really put him in the spotlight – King will be performing only a couple of dates in London and Glasgow exclusively, with tracks including:
STAND BY ME
DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (I LIED)
HOW SWEET IT IS
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
UP ON THE ROOF
In the words of the late Ahmet Ertegun, former head of Atlantic records: “Ben E. King is one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. His style and the tempo of his voice have a magic all their own.”
Support comes from Siobhan Wilson.
// The Ticket and Meal Deal is available for this show: enjoy a two course meal before the show for just £8.95. Please ask at Box Office when booking your tickets or call 0141 565 1000 for more details //
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please enter through Argyle Street
Seating will be available at this show – please arrive early if you would like a seat
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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