The Arches & Numbers present
Tue 15 Jul 2014 | 7pm - 10pm | Advance tickets £16 + £1.60 bf from The Arches | 14+ (Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
The Arches & Numbers presents a live show from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan MC, Ghostface Killah.
Those of you who were at Ghostface’s insane Sub Club show for Numbers in 2006 and the GZA show at The Arches in 2008 will know how wild this one will be. With his slang-injected flow and vivid storytelling abilities, Ghostface is one of the Clan’s most unique and recognisable emcees, named one of the 20 Greatest Rappers of All Time by MTV in 2006, alongside the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Eminem and Rakim.
His last album was 2013’s Twelve Reasons To Die – an ambitious project that saw him pair with producer Adrian Younge and a full live band. The album was accompanied by a 6-issue comic book series telling a story influenced by Italian ‘giallo’ horror movies, brought to life in Ghostface Killah’s raps. Now working on the Wu-Tang Clan comeback album A Better Tomorrow, Ghostface returns to The Arches after a five year absence, playing Wu-bangers from his twenty-year career in hip-hop.
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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