TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO
MIKE OLDFIELD’S CLASSIC ALBUM PERFORMED LIVE!
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments in a spellbinding performance of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells For Two performed live in a show that is a multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals and theatres around the world.
Like patchouli oil and platform soles, Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking Tubular Bells is an instantly recognisable icon of the Seventies. The first release on Richard Branson’s record label, Virgin Records, in 1973, it went on to sell over 30 million copies, kickstarting the Virgin empire.
More than 40 years later, two young Australian multi-instrumentalists, Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, tried to perform the epic on guitars one night over a bottle of wine. Intrigued by the idea of recreating Oldfield’s multi-tracked masterpiece in real time, they started adding more and more instruments – and created a live event that is as challenging for the performers as it is entertaining for the audience.
While Oldfield harnessed what was at the time the latest in multi-track recording technology, playing a multitude of instruments one-by-one in the studio, in Tubular Bells for Two there are only two men on stage, performing every part live. The duo are literally rushed off their feet as they dash around a sea of instruments. It is an intricately choreographed, thrilling piece of tightrope theatre; the slightest mistake could bring the entire show crashing to a halt.
Tubular Bells For Two took audiences by storm when it made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. Now returning for a short British tour – its first since 2015 – Holdsworth and accomplished colleague Tom Bamford (Roberts is currently on sabbatical) are ready to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, as they tackle the Tubular Bells marathon.
Opening act will be GypsyFingers, featuring Luke and Victoria Oldfield – and yes, Luke was introduced to the show by father Mike, who has given it his seal of approval!
“The musical equivalent to the triathlon. A must see and hear!” ***** The Scotsman
“Two musicians at the top of their game” ***** Edinburgh Evening News
“It’s not hyperbole to say that the show really has to be seen to be believed” – Prog
For more details go to: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com
TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO – UK TOUR 2017
Saturday 30th September
Glasgow SEC Centre – Lomond Auditorium
Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
6.30pm (doors) Ticket price: £25.55 + fulfilment charge
Box office: 0844 395 4000 Book online: www.sec.co.uk
Sunday 1st October
Edinburgh Queens Hall
85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
7.30pm Ticket price: £22.50 + booking fees
Box office: 0131 668 2019 Book online: www.thequeenshall.net
Monday 2nd October
Manchester RNCM Theatre
124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD
7.30pm Ticket price: £22.50 + booking fee, unless booked in person at box office
Box office: 0161 907 5555 Book online: www.rncm.ac.uk
Wednesday 4th October
Guildford G Live
London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA
7.30pm Ticket price: £26.50
Box office: 01483 369350 Book online: www.glive.co.uk
Thursday 5th October
London Union Chapel
Compton Terrace, Islington, London N1 2UN
7.00pm (doors) Ticket price: £25.00 + booking fee
0844 338 0338 Book online: www.unionchapel.org.uk
Saturday 7th October
Birmingham Town Hall
Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
7.30pm Ticket price: £25.50
0121 780 3333 Book online: www.thsh.co.uk