Psychedelic rocker Arthur Brown announces seven-date UK tour

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will visit London, Hull, Buxton and Brighton


This article is from 2015.

Arthur Brown to tour the UK


Septuagenarian rocker Arthur Brown is to tour the UK in collaboration with co-producers/musicians Sam Walker and Jim Mortimore, for what is modestly described as 'a genre spanning, time travelling, world bending, heavy grooving and massively eclectic collection of songs.'

The 73-year-old will leave his flamboyant mark in London, Aldershot, Nuneaton, Buxton, Hull, Howden and Brighton over a four week spell in October.

A legendary performer of over 45 years, Brown is renowned for his powerful operatic voice and his spectacular theatrical performances. He topped the UK charts in 1968 with 'Fire' and its catchy intro was later borrowed by The Prodigy for their 1992 rave anthem of the same title.

While not exactly a commercial juggernaut, Brown's psychedelic style of rock has had a profound influence on shock rock, prog rock and heavy metal, and his band was the first to use a drum machine on stage.

Tour dates:

Borderline, London – 3 Oct
West End Centre, Aldershot – 9 Oct
Queens Hall, Nuneaton – 10 Oct
Opera House, Buxton – 17 Oct
Fruit, Hull – 22 Oct
The Shire Hall, Howden – 23 Oct
Komedia, Brighton – 30 Oct

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

Psychedelic rock from the veteran singer-songwriter and his backing band known for the chart-topping hit 'Fire' which, according to legend, once inspired George Harrison to run around Abbey Road studios with a flaming ashtray on his head.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 2 Jul

Elgar Room

£16.50 / 020 7589 8212

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