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26-02-2010

Gigs by American singer-songwriters Natalie Merchant and Suzanne Vega plus your mum’s favourites The Priests are amongst new shows announced for Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall. The venues’ PR man Lyle Bignon explainas.

NANOUSHKAR SHANKAR: SUDAKSHINI

Supremely talented sitar player Anoushka Shankar will perform her new acoustic project Sudakshini at Birmingham Town Hall on 17th May 2010. The only artist in the world to be trained completely by her father, the legendary sitar virtuoso and composer, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar has been chosen as one of twenty Asian Heroes by the Asia edition of TIME magazine and now gives solo performances across Europe, America and Asia.

Town Hall,
7.30pm, Monday 17 May 2010
£14.50/£18.50/£22.50

Tickets on sale now

NATALIE MERCHANT

Alternative pop singer musician and songwriter Natalie Merchant has announced a performance at Symphony Hall on 28th May 2010 as part of her first European tour in eight years. Singer in early 80’s American alternative band 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie has released four solo albums to date including 1995’s Tigerlily. Fifth album Leave Your Sleep will be released on 12th April.

Symphony Hall,
7.30pm, Friday 28 May 2010
£27.50

Tickets on sale now

SUZANNE VEGA

New York singer songwriter Suzanne Vega returns to Birmingham Town Hall on 19th June. One of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Vega helped lead the folk-music revival of the early 1980s with the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album. Since then commercial and critical acclaim has continued, with the 2006 Beauty & Crime album earning her a Grammy award.

Town Hall,
7.30pm, Saturday 19 June 2010
£25

Tickets on sale 10am Friday 26 February

DARREN BENNETT & LILIA KOPYLOVA, LATIN FEVER

Following a sell-out season in 2009, Latin Fever featuring Strictly stars Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova returns to Symphony Hall on 18th June. Joined by four leading Latin American dancing duos and a sensational live Latin band, the couple are set to take the audience on an exhilarating journey.

Symphony Hall,
7.30pm, Friday 18 June 2010
£39.50/£36.00/£31.50/£27.50/£19.50/£15.00

Tickets on sale now

CAMILLA KERSLAKE, THE PRIESTS

Musical phenomenon The Priests will be joined by rising star Camilla Kerslake for a performance at Symphony Hall on 29th May. The classical artists’ self-titled first album, released in 2008, scooped the Guinness World Record for ‘Fastest selling UK debut for a classical act’ and sold in excess of two million copies globally. 21-year-old soprano and classical crossover singer Camilla Kerslake is signed to Take That star Gary Barlow’s new Future Records label and she recently topped the Classical Album Chart with her self-titled debut album in its first week of release.

Symphony Hall,
7.45pm, Saturday 29th May 2010
£20 - £45

Tickets on sale now

FARYL SMITH, THE SOLDIERS

14 year old singing sensation and Britain’s Got Talent star Faryl Smith has been announced as support act for the Soldiers ahead of their performance at Symphony Hall on 7th April. The schoolgirl from Kettering broke records with the release of her debut album, has performed to crowds of over 80,000 and has signed a second multi-million pound deal with Decca US. Coming Home by Sergeant Major Gary Chilton, Sergeant Richie Maddocks and Lieutenant Corporal Ryan Idzi - who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan - was released at the end of October 2009 and went straight in at number four in the charts.

Symphony Hall
7.30pm, Wednesday 7 April 2010
£26.50 - £29.50

Tickets on sale now

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