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BILL NELSON: Be-Bop Deluxe And Beyond Tour

UK tour sponsored by SOUND ON SOUND
2004 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Be-Bop Deluxe's first EMI album, Axe Victim. This has inspired Bill Nelson to assemble a seven-piece band, The Lost Satellites, and embark upon a UK tour designed to celebrate the last 30 years of his music. These unique concerts will include classic songs from the Be-Bop Deluxe and Red Noise years, material from Bill's wide-ranging solo career, as well as new music and video presentations.
Bill Nelson live performances are a rare event, performances with a band even more so. Excluding a one-off solo concert with session musicians in 2002, the last time that Bill Nelson toured the UK with a band was in the early 1980s and before that, during the 1970s with Be-Bop Deluxe and Red Noise.
In the interim, Bill has concentrated almost entirely on studio recordings, releasing a constant stream of critically-acclaimed exploratory music.
"Guitarist Bill Nelson, formerly of Be-Bop Deluxe, performed an instrumental piece of such spine-tingling beauty, composed for the occasion, that it made you wish the man would appear more often." — David Sinclair, The Times
To celebrate this anniversary, on 20 September EMI are releasing a new compilation CD Postcards From The Future... Introducing Be-Bop Deluxe, along with remasters of Axe Victim, Futurama, Modern Music, Live In The Air Age! and Drastic Plastic albums.

Some readers of SOS will know that the magazine title was inspired by Nelson's new wave masterpiece Sound-On-Sound (1979). Without the inspiration of Bill's music and his passion for recording and experimentation, SOS magazine might never have been founded. So it's only fitting that SOS is sponsoring this unique chance to hear the music and inventive guitar-playing of Bill Nelson in the flesh. Tickets are selling fast for the venues listed below. Don't miss out!

Tickets are available directly from the following venues.

Sunday 3 Sheffield The Leadmill Tel: 0114 221 2828.
SOLD OUT Thursday 7 Milton Keynes The Stables Tel: 01908 280 800.
Saturday 9 Birmingham Robin 2 Tel: 01902 401211.
SOLD OUT Sunday 10 Manchester Academy 3 Tel: 0161 832 1111.
Thursday 14 Leeds Irish Centre Tel: 0113 245 5570.
Saturday 16 Nottingham Rescue Tel: 0115 958 8484.
SOLD OUT Saturday 23 London Bloomsbury Theatre Tel: 0207 388 8822..
Thursday 28 Edinburgh The Venue Tel: 0870 220 1116.

Friday 29 October at The Tyne Theatre, Newcastle.
Tickets £15.00 in advance
Tel: Box Office 0870 1451200

Sunday 31 October at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Tickets £20.00
Tel: Box Office 020 7388 8822

Checkout the latest Tour news at Rooms With Brittle Views (Bill Nelson Fan Web Site)

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