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The Leisure Society meet The Heritage Orchestra: Barbican Show Announced 8th December

| On 13, Jul 2011

“Complex and delicate” – 4/5 The Guardian
“A grand life-affirming chronicle” – 8/10 Clash

Ahead of the imminent release of new single ‘You Could Keep Me Talking’ (out 11th July), The Leisure Society have announced details of a very special show at the London Barbican on Thursday 8th December 2011.

Tickets for the show will be priced at £15 or £20 and will be available HERE.

The show will also feature backing from the 30-piece Heritage Orchestra. Formed in 2004 by producer Christopher Wheeler and conductor composer Jules Buckley and based in the De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill, they are one of the best-known young orchestras in the U.K., celebrated for their collaborations with contemporary mainstream and experimental artists. They have recently worked with John Cale and also performed Vangelis’s ‘Blade Runner’ soundtrack at the Massive Attack-curated Meltdown.

The Leisure Society released their critically acclaimed second album, ‘Into The Murky Water’, in May of this year and over the past couple of months have played a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel, performed an intimate and unusual acoustic gig at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and been personally chosen by Ray Davies to appear at his recent Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre.

Most recently, ‘We Were Wasted’, a track from their debut album, appears on ‘Tyrannosaur’, the forthcoming film written and directed byPaddy Considine and starring Peter Mullan.

They are additionally set to appear at a number of summer festivals in the U.K before a string of UK dates in the Autumn.

The full list of dates are as follows:

9th Eastleigh Eastleigh Festival
17th Southwold Latitude Festival
23rd Topcliffe Deer Shed Festival
30th Sidmouth Sidmouth fringe

20th Glanusk Park Green Man Festival

4th Larmer Tree Gardens End of the Road Festival

15th Norwich Arts Centre
16th Cambridge Junction
22nd Clitheroe The Grand
23rd Sheffield The Harley
24th Newcastle Cluny
25th Birmingham Glee Club
27th Belfast Black Box
28th Dublin Whelans

8th London Barbican