DF Concerts present
Sun 10 Mar 2013 | 7pm | £12 adv
Romantic Belfast singer-songwriter Duke Special comes to the Arches for a seated gig.
Combining music hall with uplifting pop and dreadlocks with eyeliner, distinctive performer Duke Special is one of Belfast’s proudest exports, winning hearts worldwide with his bruised, brooding romanticism and hobo-chic charm, as heard on singles such as Last Night I Nearly Died and Our Love Goes Deeper Than This.
Whilst his genre-dabbling live act and multiple award nominations have landed him gigs from the BBC’s Last Night Of The Proms to support slots for Snow Patrol and the Divine Comedy, his romantic leanings have also swept him into the world of theatre, literature and art, performing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Royal National Theatre.
Support comes from Irish acoustic/folk musician Lisa O’Neill
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, ID will be required)
Please enter through Argyle Street
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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