Gig Cartel presents
Sat 4 Apr 2015 | 7pm - 10pm | £22.50 + £2.25 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 18+
British rock guitarist and vocalist Robin Trower returns to the UK with a brand new studio album and a nationwide UK tour in 2015, which follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Roots and Branches album.
Widely heralded as one of the most influential guitar players to come out of the British Blues Rock scene, Trower began his career as a founder member of The Paramounts in the 1960s, and then as a member of Procul Harum. He played on their first five albums, before going on to form one of the UK’s first ‘power trios’ – the Robin Trower Band. Compared to Jimi Hendrix in the 1970s for his intense, virtuosic guitar playing, he has become a key figure in the history of British rock’s golden era, keeping the Robin Trower Band going through multiple lineup changes and consistently producing new and innovative work.
Playing his trademark Fender Stratocaster, Prower creates unearthly, soaring sounds with his masterful playing. With no fewer than 19 albums to his name since his 1974 debut with the Robin Trower Band, not counting his stints with Procul Harum, and as a session player and collaborator with artists such as Jack Bruce and Bryam Ferry, Trower has an extensive back catalogue to draw upon. He is an iconic figure in the guitar playing world, widely admired as one of the true innovators of the rock and blues genres. From the classic 1974 album Bridge of Sighs to his latest work, he remains a much-admired and seminal figure. Don’t miss this chance to catch Trower in concert as he comes to The Arches for a very special one-off gig, as part of his ongoing world tour this April.
We are delighted to announce that Robin’s special guest will be Joanne Shaw Taylor.
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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