Synergy Concerts and ATP present
Tue 22 May 2012 | 7.30pm | £15 + bf
Stoner-doom-rock legends Sleep come to the Arches, Glasgow.
As possibly the ultimate stoner rock band, albums Sleep’s Holy Mountain (1993) and the epochal Dopesmoker (2003) were instrumental in ushering in a new stoner movement, using the sound cultivated by Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer in the early 70s and taking it to extremes never previously heard before. Following their split in the late 90s, member went on to enjoy further influential success in the bands Om and High On Fire. However, in 2009, the band reformed, performing at All Tomorrow’s Parties to a rapturous reception and continuing to tour sporadically, playing to devoted crowds worldwide.
Following an appearance at the London ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror festival alongside Slayer and The Melvins last year, the band now come to Glasgow as part of only a few UK dates on a European tour, with support from A Storm Of Light.
16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
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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