Van Der Graaf Generator

A treat for all fans of the prog-rock pioneers from Manchester

30 June 2013 / 19:30

£15 - 25

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The Mancunian prog-rock pioneers have decided to put at the centre of their new tour two rarely performed long-form pieces as a treat for their fans.

Presented for the first time in the trio format, the first piece is ‘Flight’ – originally a solo project from the band frontman, Peter Hammill and the K group he formed in the late 1970s; followed by ‘A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers’, which the band released in 1972 as part of their album Pawn Hearts.

About the latter the band says:  ‘We will not be attempting to recreate the album version but hope to come up with a new, in-the-present approach to this important piece from our past, which has only been played live a handful of times before now. It's a scary prospect, but very exciting!’

Running time: 7.30-9.00pm (no support act, no interval)

'Kierkegaard crossed with Edgar Allan Poe'

'The coolest, strangest band in prog' Uncut

Van Der Graaf Generator 'A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers'

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