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AAA Music | 23 September 2019

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JOHN GRANT & MIDLAKE at the ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL in September

| On 23, Jun 2011

 

Following his busy summer touring schedule JOHN GRANT will be reuniting with his label-mates MIDLAKE for a special one-off performance of the songs from his critically-acclaimed album “Queen Of Denmark” at the Royal Festival Hall in September. Midlake were of course John’s collaborators and backing band for the recording of this much celebrated release that topped numerous ‘Best Of’ charts at the end of 2010. Info below…
Wednesday 7 September – LONDON – Royal Festival Hall
Tickets: £15 / 17.50 / £20
John Grant begins his summer UK live dates this week, taking in numerous headline shows and festival appearances. Dates below… 
Wednesday 22 June – BATH – Komedia (£15)

Thursday 23 June –  LEAMINGTON SPA – Assembly (£16)

Friday 24 June – LEEDS – Holy Trinity  **(SOLD OUT!)**

Saturday 25 June – CARDIFF – The Gate (£16.50)

Sunday 26 June – PILTON – Glastonbury Festival

Saturday 23 July – GATESHEAD – Sage (£15.50)

Sunday 24 July – STEVENTON – Truck Festival

Sunday 14 August – STANDON – Standon Calling

Friday 19 August – DEVON – Beautiful Days

Sunday 4 September – LARMER TREE GARDENS – End Of The Road

Wednesday 7 September – LONDON – Royal Festival Hall (£15 – £20)
Thursday 8 September – NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club (£16)

Friday 9 September – HALIFAX – Minster (£16)

Sunday 11 September – ISLE OF WIGHT – Bestival 

Critical acclaim for “Queen Of Denmark”, the debut album by John Grant, one of the breakthrough hits of 2010…

 

“A work of transcendent wonder… Grant confronts romantic loss with astonishing depth of feeling… brutally funny… gorgeously bleak… truly beautiful”

MOJO – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Month)

 

“the most gorgeous, Seventies-style folky, floaty, dreamy, trippy soft rock you’ve ever heard… a masterpiece”

Sunday Telegraph – 5 Stars *****

 

“Heartfelt and heartbreaking… Close to perfect”

The Independent On Sunday – 5 stars *****

 

“Queen Of Denmark takes John’s accomplishments to a new level… without question one of the year’s best albums”

The Sun – 5 Stars*****

 

“Grant on top form… Wry tales of personal redemption are backed by Midlake’s 70s soft-rock, tuned to its most dreamy”

NME – 8/10

 

“an album of strength and beauty… Grant’s vocals float over backing from Midlake at their most dreamy and lush”

Q – 4 Stars ****

 

“a colossus… these are songs with an air of vastness and contemplation recalling Dennis Wilson’s masterpiece, Pacific Ocean Blue… Grant is a man whose time has come”

The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

 

“Grant is Karen Carpenter to Midlake’s Supertrampa painfully honestwriter, able to render discomfiture in songs with the sweetness of nursery rhymes”

Uncut – 4 Stars ****

 

“A near-perfect marriage of Grant’s warm baritone with Midlake’s lush woodwind and keyboard textures”

The Independent – 4 stars ****

 

“while Grant can’t attain perfection in his actual life, he gets pretty close in his art”
The Sunday Times – 4 Stars ****

 

“Queen of Denmarkalchemises John Grant’scomplicated personal life into warm, infectiously charming classic rock”

Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

 

“a brilliant mixture of anger, confession, humour, melody and astonishing vocals… An extraordinary album”

WORD

 

“A masterpiece of soft, 70s melodies and sadness… Terrific.”

The Observer

 

“a daring record: Seventies-sounding ballads full of lush wistfulness and unexpected humour”

Esquire

 

“The Czars’ John Grant returns with a ravaged confessional honey of an album… Intoxicating.”

The Independent (Information)

 

“A luxurious sounding collection… sweeping, epic ballds are Grant’s forte”

Clash