Tue 24 May 2011 | 8pm - 11pm | £4 + bf
A celebration of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday at the Arches, Glasgow, with all proceeds donated to Crisis UK.
Tuesday 24th May marks Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday and to celebrate him being Forever Young, the Arches will be throwing a Million Dollar Bash. A host of Glasgow’s finest musicians and artists will be rifling through Dylan’s Back Pages to present an eclectic mix of live music, film, theatre, spoken word and live art written or inspired by arguably the world’s greatest living artist. So join us for a Freewheelin’ night of fun in the Subterranean Homesick Arches. It sure feels right, on a night like this…
The Southern General – Glasgow’s finest bluegrass/Cajun band, featuring Ian Bustard
Jericho Hill – Scotland’s premier Johnny Cash tribute band
Plywood – featuring Gary Tank Commander’s Callum Cuthbertson
If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now
Iain Campbell F-W
Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow)
Sluts of Trust (the original line-up onstage together for the first time since the split)
Plus some surprise Dylanesque treats…
All proceeds will go to Dylan’s preferred charity, Crisis UK.
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”
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk