This is Not This Heat

4 March 2017 / 19:30

This Is Not This Heat’s Barbican Hall date – scheduled for Friday 17 June – has unfortunately had to be postponed. Drummer Charles Hayward recently sustained a serious ankle injury and has received medical advice that a lengthy recovery period is required.

The new Barbican Hall concert date – featuring the same line-up – has been confirmed for Saturday 4 March 2017.

Charles Hayward stated: ‘we want to play the music but I took a fall and I’m going to need a while to recover and to get back to where I need to be to play with the strength the music needs. Lots of love from me, Charles Bullen and all the players in This Is Not This Heat. We will see you again in a while.’

The new date will go on sale to Members at 10am on Thursday 19 May and on general sale at 10am on Friday 20 May.

If you already have a ticket and can't make the new date, please contact Box Office for a refund on 020 7638 8891 or email

On the 13 February 1976, experimental rock band This Heat played its first show. Now, 40 years later, founding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward reunite, joined by a host of special guests, to perform new interpretations of their music.

Arguably the most inventive band to emerge from the UK’s fruitful DIY scene in the 70s, This Heat’s career may have been short-lived, but its legacy continues to grow in stature and relevance. Still sounding as wild and original as when it was written, their music has as much in common with modern composers like John Cage as their art-rock contemporaries Gang of Four and The Pop Group.

Matching jagged post-punk guitar sounds with hard rhythms, dub production techniques and tape loops, here the band’s twisting, freeform songs are fully realised live, with guests including Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), James Sedwards and Thurston Moore adding new textures to their expansive sound.

‘this doesn’t feel like nostalgia, but a new beginning’ Guardian

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Charles Hayward
Charles Bullen
Alexis Taylor
Chris Cutler
Serafina Steer
Jenny Moore
Oren Marshall
John Edwards
Daniel O’Sullivan
James Sedwards
Frank Byng
Alex Ward
Thurston Moore
DW Robertson
Sarah Anderson
Luisa Gerstein
Laura Groves
Merlin Nova

Part of Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican and I-D.A Projects with No-Nation

This Is Not This Heat has been devised by Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward with Luis Carvajal

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