JUST ANNOUNCED

Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band
Reisezehrung
Monday 23 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee

Producer, composer, sonic explorer and world traveller, Matthew Herbert brings his big band back to centre stage with a response to Brexit. His latest project – a typically ambitious collaborative journey and an extended farewell party – arrives at the Barbican in October, featuring singers, a choir and guest musicians from the UK and Europe. The project will evolve and continue till 2019 and will feature an ever-expanding cast. Matthew Herbert says: “In an increasingly fractured and divided political climate where tolerance and creativity are under threat, it feels like an important time to assert the desire for our bit of the musical community in Britain to reach out in solidarity with some of our closest, but soon to be less accessible, friends and neighbours.”

On sale to Barbican Members on Thursday 25 May
On general sale on Friday 26 May
Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious
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SUPPORT ANNOUNCED

Bing & Ruth
+ Tom Rogerson
Friday 26 May 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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Supporting Bing & Ruth is improvising pianist and keyboardist Tom Rogerson, founder of experimental electronic-rock band Three Trapped Tigers. Tom releases his debut solo album Failing Shore – a collaboration with Brian Eno – this summer.

Ezra Furman: That’s When It Hit Me
An evening of vicious songs, bold experiments and bizarre epiphanies
+ Broen
Part of Bella Union 20
Thursday 13 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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With a reputation as one of Norway’s finest live acts, five-piece Broen are now set to open for Ezra Furman at the Barbican. The band will bring to the stage out of the ordinary interpretations of R n’ B, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronica.

Mercury Rev with Royal Northern Sinfonia
+ Lowly
Part of Bella Union 20
Friday 14 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £30 – 40 plus booking fee
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Danish quintet Lowly, purveyors of experimental dream pop, are the evening’s support. The band’s debut album, Heba, was released on Bella Union earlier this year and is a uniquely sensual, rhythmic and mesmerising brand of modern pop: restlessly inventive, exquisitely melodic, and defying easy categorisation. 
 
Toots and the Maytals
+ Captain Accident
Friday 28 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 45 plus booking fee
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Support comes from Cardiff-based Captain Accident, whose energetic blend of rock, reggae and soul has earned him the respect of many, and has seen him become a regular on the festival circuit.

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
Start time changed from 19.30 to 20:00
Saturday 9 September 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £20 plus booking fee
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ALSO COMING UP SOON

Manana//Cuba: A Night of Afro-Cuban Collaborations
Featuring DJ Tennis, Plaid, Ariwo, Soundspecies and Obbatuké
+ Racubah DJ’s and Alayo
Friday 26 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Bing & Ruth
+ Tom Rogerson
Friday 26 May 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows
Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake
Sunday 28 May 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 15:00 & 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Jeff Mills: From Here to There
8, 9, 10 & 12 June 2017
Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican Cinema 1, Barbican Hall
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Alexis Taylor: Listen With(out) Piano Live
Friday 9 June 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Tindersticks presents Minute Bodies: The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith
Saturday 17 June 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee
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Cairokee / Tania Saleh
Saturday 1 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 30 plus booking fee
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Ezra Furman: That’s When It Hit Me
An evening of vicious songs, bold experiments and bizarre epiphanies
+ Broen
Part of Bella Union 20
Thursday 13 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Mercury Rev with Royal Northern Sinfonia
+ Lowly
Part of Bella Union 20
Friday 14 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £30 – 40 plus booking fee
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Walthamstow Garden Party
Lloyd Park
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 July 2017
FREE ENTRY
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Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling
Sunday 16 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30
Tickets £20 – 40 plus booking fee
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Laura Mvula
+ London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted & orchestrated by Troy Miller
Friday 21 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Toots and the Maytals
+ Captain Accident
Friday 28 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 45 plus booking fee
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Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris
Saturday 29 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
Saturday 9 September 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £20 plus booking fee
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The Magnetic Fields: 50 Songs Memoir
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Jim Jarmusch Revisited
Featuring Mulatu Astatke, Alex Kapranos, Camille O'Sullivan and Jolie Holland
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2017 / Barbican Theatre / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee
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Gainsbourg Symphonic with Jane Birkin
Featuring Heritage Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Styles
Artistic direction: Philippe Lerichomme
Piano & musical arrangements: Nobuyuki Nakajima
Tuesday 26 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Midori Takada
+ Visible Cloaks
Part of Transcender 2017
Thursday 28 September 2017 / 19:30 / Milton Court Concert Hall
Tickets: £20 plus booking fee
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Kayhan Kalhor with the Rembrandt Trio
+ Awj Trio
Part of Transcender 2017
Friday 29 September 2017 / 19.30 / Barbican Hall
Tickets: £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Sacred Imaginations 1 :
New and Ancient Music of the Christian East
Part of Transcender 2017
Saturday 30 September 2017 / 19.30 / Barbican Hall
Tickets: £20 – 27.50 plus booking fee
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Different Trains 1947
featuring audio-visual collaborations from Actress, Sandunes and Jack Barnett
Part of Transcender 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017 / 19.30 / Barbican Hall
Tickets: £15 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Spacebomb Revue
Friday 6 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee
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GAS Live
+ Huerco S Live
Sunday 8 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Darbar Festival: Kaushiki Chakraborty
Sunday 8 October 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:00
Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee
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GoGo Penguin: Koyaanisqatsi
A New Score Performed Live
Wednesday 11 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Shiraz: A Romance of India (1928)
World premiere live screening of the BFI National Archive’s latest restoration
Featuring a newly commissioned score composed and performed by Anoushka Shankar
Saturday 14 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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Camille
Monday 30 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Chucho Valdés + Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Saturday 11 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 14:30
Tickets £20 – 40 plus booking fee
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Terence Blanchard Quintet
Joe Zawinul’s Stories of the Danube
BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi
Sunday 19 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy
with the London Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 30 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50-35 plus booking fee
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COMING UP IN 2018

Niladri Kumar: Seduced by the Sitar
Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00
Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee
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ENDS

Notes to Editors

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550
www.barbican.org.uk

Press Information

For any further information, images or to arrange interviews, please contact the Barbican’s music media relations team:

Sabine Kindel, Media Relations Manager
t - +44 (0)20 7382 7090
e – sabine.kindel@barbican.org.uk

Sean Harwood, Senior Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6199
e – sean.harwood@barbican.org.uk

Rachel Coombes, Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6196
e – rachel.coombes@barbican.org.uk

Jean Tang, Media Relations Assistant
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6138
e – jean.tang@barbican.org.uk


About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory , conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra ; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra ; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia , Associate Producer Serious , and Artistic Partner Create . Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment , Cheek by Jowl , Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company . International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam , New York Philharmonic , Los Angeles Philharmonic , Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center .

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Press enquiries:

For any further information, images or to arrange interviews, please contact the Barbican’s music media relations team:

Sabine Kindel, Media Relations Manager
t - +44 (0)20 7382 7090
e – sabine.kindel@barbican.org.uk

Sean Harwood, Senior Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6199
e – sean.harwood@barbican.org.uk

Rachel Coombes, Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6196
e – rachel.coombes@barbican.org.uk

Jean Tang, Media Relations Assistant
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6138
e – jean.tang@barbican.org.uk