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Farewell tours call at Gloucester Guildhall

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

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BANDS with pedigree have given a leading city music venue a boost by calling there for the last time.

Gloucester Guildhall is delighted to announce that Kids in Glass Houses and Pure Love will both be performing at the venue as part of their farewell tours.

The dates are seen as a coup for the Eastgate Street venue, as both bands will be touring the length and breadth of the country and their stop-offs in the city will give their fanbases in Gloucester the opportunity to see them off in style.

The announcements follow hot on the heels of other bookings at the Guildhall including The Wurzels and comedian Roy Chubby Brown, which sold out in just over a week.

With a number of events to be announced in the next couple of months, the offering at Gloucester Guildhall is once again thriving, said

Councillor Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council and cabinet member for regeneration.

“It’s great to see the programme expanding at the Guildhall, and there really is something for everyone,” he said.

“Music has often been seen as the lifeblood of the Guildhall and seeing more acts coming to the venue must fill gig-goers with a buzz of excitement, and there are more to be announced soon too, as well as the summer festivals of course.

“We want to put on a variety of music for everyone, regardless of their tastes. Furthermore we want to offer music, comedy, theatre, arts, pantomime, dancing, and more for all ages.”

Pure Love will perform on Sunday, May 4 while Kids in Glass Houses will play on Saturday, October 25.

Kids in Glass Houses will be bringing the curtain down on a 10 year run and Pure Love are hoping for a celebratory atmosphere.

Kids in Glass Houses have had three top 50 albums and hail from Cardiff.

The band consists of lead vocalist Aled Phillips, Joel Fisher on lead guitar, Iain Mahanty on rhythm guitar, Andrew “Shay” Sheehy on bass guitar and Philip Jenkins on drums and percussion.

They have released 13 singles and released their last album Peace in October last year.

They headlined the Summer Sound festival, a free event organised by Gloucester City Council last July.

The Guildhall dates back to 1892 and last year celebrated 25 years as a music and performance venue.

It has pulled in some major acts over those years, including Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, Muse, Johnny Marr, Carter USM, Gene, Lily Allen, Primal Scream, Sneaker Pimps, Elastica, The Bluetones, Kate Nash, Wilko Johnson, Maximo Park, Charlotte Church, early 90s heroes EMF from Cinderford, Radiohead, Ride,Death In Vegas, Done Lying Down, Mansun, Senseless Things and Pete Doherty.

Tickets for Pure Love will go on sale on Friday, February 28 at 10am priced at £11, from www.gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall. Tickets for Kids in Glass Houses will go on sale on Monday.

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