BELLOWHEAD Announce Winter Tour Dates 2011

BELLOWHEAD – Winter 2011 live dates

"English Folk has never seen or heard anything like Bellowhead at full’s both rare & exhilarating to hear a band having so much fun." – Q

Bellowhead provide a peerless live experience. From unearthly, exuberant vocals to the theatricality of their bar tunes and ballads, sea songs and shanties – by turns, gruesome and grotesque, this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of woodwind. Let yourself be uplifted by the powerful interplay of melodeon and mandolin. Be mesmerized by the deranged percussion - the beat at the heart of the band and marvel at the array of bent metal, the growling helicon and the euphoric horns. And from time to time, come prepared to dance, like you have never danced before. 

Bellowhead are an 11 piece band that uniquely mix music from around the globe; from big band to soul, jazz-funk to classical strings with more than a dash of Music Hall and yet retain, at their core, an passion for English traditional music. Winners of the Best Live Band accolade at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards an astonishing (and unparalleled) 5 times, Bellowhead appeal to a very broad demographic. They’ve played everywhere from Koko’s to The Royal Albert Hall from The Big Chill to The Scala and regularly sell out ‘themed’ shows at London’s Southbank Centre, where they are Arts in Residence. Summer 2011 has seen them dazzle their way around a staggering range of UK festivals, from Womad (where they received their Best Group award from Songlines Magazine), literary Port Elliot, gargantuan Glastonbury, rural Green Man and they made their debut appearance at Lattitude too.
2011 has seen Bellowhead make appearances on BBC TV’s ‘Later with Jools’ and Breakfast TV and at the invitation of the producers, also recorded a brand new version of The Archer’s legendary theme tune for Ambridge Extra .

Bellowhead’s third studio album, ‘Hedonism’ was  released to critical acclaim by Navigator Records in Oct 2010. Following on from their ‘Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire’ DVD in 2007, a brand new DVD, this time filmed at Bournemouth’s 02 Academy, is due for release in the winter of 2011.


Tickets are on sale Tuesday 12th April at 9 am – 0844 811 0051  

Thurs 10     IPSWICH Corn Exchange                       01473 433 100
Fri        11   BRIGHTON Corn Exchange                  01273 709 709
Sat       12   BILSTON The Robin 2                           01902 401 211
Sun      13   BIRKENHEAD Pacific Road Arts Centre 0151 666 0000
Mon     14   GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead        0191 443 4661
Tues     15   MANCHESTER Academy 2                  0161 832 1111
Wed     16   CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange               01223 357 851
Thurs   17   LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire   0844 477 2000
Sat       19   SHEFFIELD The Leadmill                     0114 221 2828
Sun      20   LEEDS The Met                                      0113 244 4600
Mon     21   CARDIFF Coal Exchange                       02920 230 130
Tues     22   FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion               01326 211 222
Wed     23   LEAMINGTON The Assembly              01926 523 001
Thurs   24   PORTSMOUTH Pyramids                      023 9282 4355
Fri        25   FROME Cheese & Grain                        01373 455 420
Sat       26   DERBY Assembly Rooms                       01332 255 800
Sun      27   OXFORD The Regal                               01865 241 261