John Grant, Live at the RSC
1 April 2014
LIVE AT THE RSC
JOHN GRANT PERFORMS ON THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE STAGE
Sunday 22nd June 2014 at 8pm
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tickets: £22 and £25
Box Office: 0844 800 1110 www.rsc.org.uk
Acclaimed American singer-songwriter John Grant will play live on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in June. Recently nominated for Best International Male at the BRITS, Grant's set will include tracks from his first two albums, Queen of Denmark and Pale Green Ghosts.
It's been an extraordinary journey for Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse, to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O'Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair, and having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.
It's a journey that's taken him from his birthplace in Buchanan, Michigan to be raised in Parker, Colorado, studying languages in Germany and, after his band The Czars split up, basing himself in New York, London, Berlin and, most recently, Iceland, where the bulk of Pale Green Ghosts was recorded. It's also been a journey from The Czars' folk/country noir to the lush '70s FM alchemy of Queen Of Denmark, to the astonishing fusion of sounds that lifts Pale Green Ghosts to even giddier heights.
“It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music being released this year than Pale Green Ghosts: self-obsessed but completely compelling, profoundly discomforting but beautiful, lost in its own fathomless personal misery, but warm, funny and wise.”
The Guardian, 5 Stars, Album Of The Week
“Queen of Denmark….a work of transcendent wonder…Grant confronts romantic loss with astonishing depth of feeling…brutally funny…gorgeously bleak…truly beautiful.”
Mojo, Album Of The Year
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