DF Concerts presents
Sat 5 Nov 2011 | 7pm | £12.50 + bf
// Enjoy a two course meal in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant before the show for just £8.95 with our great value Ticket and Meal Deal. Available online, on the phone or over the counter. Please call 0141 565 1000 for more details //
Taking in styles from punk and folk to hip hop and doo wop, London ska punk band The King Blues ooze with attitude. Championed by the likes of Zane Lowe and Mike Davies, their radio hits – spanning Mr Music Man in 2006 to Headbutt in 2010 – are a charismatic mix of political fury, London-tinged flow and sunny punk optimism. Their third album Punk and Poetry was released this summer, and features the tracks We Are Fucking Angry, The Future’s Not What It Used To Be and I Want You.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please enter on 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”
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk