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Barbican announces Aldous Harding concert for 20 May 2020

photo of Aldous Harding leaning over with sky in the backgrouond

Aldous Harding
Wed 20 May 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm 
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee

New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding makes her Barbican debut in May 2020 alongside her band in a concert featuring material from across her three studio albums to date.

Harding, whose music has been described as ‘disquietingly beautiful and unsettling as her image’ in a recent Guardian feature, drew critical acclaim for the gothic indie folk style on her eponymous self-titled 2015 debut album.

Her two follow-up albums – 2017’s Party, Rough Trade Shop's Album of the Year, and 2019's Designer – were released on British independent label 4AD. Both records were co-produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse).

Aldous Harding was recently awarded a prestigious Silver Scroll Award for The Barrel (the New Zealand equivalent of the Ivor Novellos) and was nominated in the Solo Artist category at this year’s Q Awards. Designer also made the top 5 in Mojo's 2019 Best Albums of the Year.

Touring extensively over the last couple of years, Harding is renowned for the captivating state of possession she occupies in live performances, winning over audiences across the world.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire
On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 5 December 2019
On general sale on Friday 6 December 2019