DF Concerts presents
Tue 11 Oct 2011 | 7pm | £15 + bf
// Enjoy a two course meal in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant before the show for just £8.95 with our great value Ticket and Meal Deal. Available online, on the phone or over the counter – please call 0141 565 1000 for more details //
Platinum-selling alt-pop musician Brooke Fraser was 17 when she signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music. Her debut album What To Do With Daylight was released in late 2003 in her home country of New Zealand, eventually going seven times platinum, offering up five Top 20 singles, and scoring her a support slot on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with John Mayer and David Bowie.
Her sound, a warm mixture of folk and alt pop, combined with her confessional lyrics, has inspired comparisons to Norah Jones, with her childhood influences of Carole King and Joni Mitchell straining through.
Her third album, Flags, was recorded and released in 2010 after Fraser’s passion for music was re-ignited by an epiphanic moment during a sunset performance by Fleet Foxes at California’s Coachella festival the previous year. Featuring guest vocals from Cary Brothers, Jon Foreman and Aqualung, it went three times platinum in her own country and spawned Something In The Water, an international radio hit and her most successful single yet.
Over 14s only (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please enter through Argyle Street Box Office
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