Crisis today announced that Britpop legends Dodgy and the Bluetones will perform at Scala in Kings Cross, London as part of Crisis Hidden Gigs on Sunday 17th May. There are still a few tickets available for the gig, and Dodgy have confirmed they will be performing exclusive new material, including a song written especially for the homeless charity, Find A Place Where I Can Stop. The converted cinema in North London, which once hosted an iconic performance by Iggy Pop is the second venue in the series of concerts for the charity. The last-minute venue reveal from Crisis aims to raise awareness of the precarious situation facing hidden homeless people, who may not know where they will end up each night and are often forced to move from place to place. Ticket holders have now been sent a text or email revealing the location. Dodgy and The Bluetones are old friends and once lived together in Hounslow – however this is the first time they will share a stage. They will perform crowd pleasing favourites as well as new material, helping to raise money and awareness of hidden homelessness in the UK.1 Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne will also be Dj’ing at the event plus there will be performances from critically acclaimed Rachael Mayfield, and Steve McBrayne, formerly homeless people who have been helped by Crisis. Crisis Hidden Gigs will give music fans the chance to see some of the UK’s best acts and raise money to help end homelessness. Forthcoming gigs include Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour on Monday 25th May, Starsailor on 2nd June, and Pendulum and Zane Lowe on June 17th. Additional exciting performances are yet to be announced. Tickets for all gigs are available at http://www.crisis.org.uk/hidden. All proceeds from the tickets will go to help Crisis.
London based, three piece band the Noisettes have been together for over 3 years with Dan Smith on lead guitar/vocals, Shingai Shoniwa on vocals/bass guitar and Jamie Morrison on drums. Their new single ‘Don’t Upset the Rhythm’ released on 23rd March, precedes the much anticipated new album ‘Wild Young Hearts,’ released 3rd week of June.
Already established as an exciting live performer, 21 year old Karima Francis’s debut album ‘The Author’ is released on 23 March. Performances of her debut album and irrepressible new single ‘Again’ have been showcasing her passion for melody and heartfelt lyrics, wowing audiences across the UK before she sets off on her own headline tour and guests on selected James Morrison UK tour dates.
The band, consisting of brothers Colin (drums), Steven Robinson (guitars, vocals) and Mark Williamson (bass), will join Bullet for My Valentine and Fightstar for the Kerrang supported event.
Ticketing information is as follows:
Tuesday 24 March 2009: Antony and the Johnsons with Florence and the Machine and V V Brown
Thursday 26 March 2009: Stereophonics, Noisettes and Karima Francis
Friday 27 March 2009: Kasabian plus special guests
Saturday 28 March 2009: Bullet for My Valentine with Fightstar and In Case of Fire
Sunday 29 March 2009: An evening of comedy hosted by Mathew Horne and James Corden with guests Noel Fielding, Sean Lock, Nick Mohammed and Jack Whitehall
Tickets are available from the following outlets:
Teenage Cancer Trust: www.teenagecancertrust.org UK 0871 231 0836
The Royal Albert Hall: www.royalalberthall.com uk 0845 401 5030
Gigs and Tours – www.gigsandtours.com
Q The Music – www.qthemusic.com
Absolute – www.absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets