Gig Cartel presents
Fri 5 Oct 2012 | 7pm-10pm | £18 + bf // VIP ticket: £50
The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell comes to the Arches on Friday 5th October as part of a brand new UK tour to perform two complete albums: his eagerly anticipated new studio album Totem and Taboo, and The Stranglers’ seminal 1977 second album No More Heroes, with added keyboards.
One of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and most accomplished live performers, Cornwell is best known as the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in British punk rock band The Stranglers. With ten hit albums and 21 Top 40 singles under their belt, the band are responsible for some of the most well known tracks in rock history, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and No Mercy.
Hugh’s forthcoming album Totem and Taboo, recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago and engineered and mixed by Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies), will be released in August 2012 – don’t miss this exclusive chance to hear it played in full alongside classic Stranglers tracks.
“Cornwell remains a hugely popular and prolific performer whose songwriting retains its fiery eloquence and whose gigs still crackle with electricity”
Download Cornwell’s last studio album, the critically acclaimed Hooverdam, for free from his official website: www.hughcornwell.com
Ticket information //
A very limited number of VIP tickets offering access to the soundcheck, a meet and greet with Hugh from 4.30pm, an exclusive Totem and Taboo demo album and poster signed on the night by Hugh and access to the gig are available from the Arches Box Office for £50 – call 0141 565 1000 or call in at 253 Argyle Street to reserve yours now.
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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