Pop chameleon Marc Almond is going back on the road this autumn – and the former Soft Cell frontman will visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November on a 17-date orchestral tour to celebrate his 60th birthday.
The Eighties icon will be performing songs and hits from his 36-year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of his own hits, iconic torch songs, and 60s Orchestral Pop from his new album Shadows and Reflections. This will include songs by artists such as Billy Fury, David Bowie, Burt Bacharach, and more.
Over the course of almost four decades, Almond has fashioned an astonishing, idiosyncratic and esoteric career.
There have been massive hits (they don’t get much bigger than Soft Cell’s Tainted Love), heroic misses, ventures into almost every musical genre from Russian folk to techno, projects with an incredibly varied roll call of collaborators, as well as a huge canon of original compositions rubbing shoulders with songs written by Jacques Brel, Scott Walker, Guy Chambers and even dark magus Aleister Crowley.
Tickets for all shows – apart from London – go on sale on May 19, with the pre-sale beginning on May 18.
3 October – London Royal Festival Hall
5 October – Guildford G Live
9 October – Scunthorpe Bath Hall
10 October – Leeds Town Hall
12 October – Portsmouth Guildhall
14 October – Ipswich Regent Theatre
15 October – Oxford New Theatre
17 October – Birmingham Symphony Hall
19 October – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
20 October – Bristol Colston Hall
21 October – Cambridge Corn Exchange
23 October – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
26 October – Poole Lighthouse
30 October – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
31 October – Nottingham Concert Hall
3 November – Bridlington Spa
5 November – Edinburgh Usher Hall