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The Magnetic Fields perform 69 Love Songs

Magnetic Fields sit in a glowing red room

Photo by Marcelo Krasilcic

Beloved indie pop band The Magnetic Fields perform their landmark triple album 69 Love Songs over two nights. 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Magnetic Fields will perform 69 Love Songs in its entirety over the course of two nights, for the first time in 20 years.

Originally conceived as a cabaret song cycle for the stage, lead singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt set out to write 69 Love Songs using most of the known popular music styles, from punk to country to soul and jazz. The result is simultaneously ironic, tongue-in-cheek, bitter, and humorous, creating a cult classic that launched the band into the mainstream.

Merritt will be joined by Magnetic Fields’ members Sam Davol, Shirley Simms, Chris Ewen, and Anthony Kaczynski to perform the triple album across both evenings. 


Tagged with: Contemporary music

Members Pre-sale: 10am Wed 14 Feb 

Artist Pre-sale: 10am Thu 15 Feb 

General On-sale: 10am Fri 16 Feb 

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date. 

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire.

Please note that 69 Love Songs will be performed over the course of two nights: - 35 songs will be  performed on Sat 31 Aug , and the remaining 34 songs on Sun 1 Sept.

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